Children and Pedestrian Accidents

A case involving a child pedestrian hit by a car can be very different from that involving an adult pedestrian.  A motorist must exercise more care when he or she knows of the presence of children in or around the vicinity of the street.  Typically areas where a motorist should expect children to be around include school zones, playgrounds, parks, and residential areas.  In areas where children are likely to be playing, a motorist should anticipate childish conduct, like chasing a ball into the street or suddenly running out into the street.  A reasonable motorist understands that children to not always exercise the same level of care for their safety as adults normally do.

If you or a loved one were inured because a motorist drove negligently around pedestrians call our personal injury lawyers and auto accident attorneys for a free case evaluation at 1-844-GET-MORE and let a Pittsburgh pedestrian accident lawyer from our firm help get you the compensation you deserve for you accident related injuries.

Pedestrian Accidents

Pittsburgh Pedestrian Accident Lawyer

A car - pedestrian accident can shatter lives in the blink of an eye. We can help put the pieces back together.

Pittsburgh is a beautifully city filled with many wonderful restaurants, museums, historical landmarks and attractions; but, pedestrian accidents in Pittsburgh and surrounding Allegheny County are all too common.  Despite efforts to make Pittsburgh pedestrian friendly, many pedestrians are seriously injured each year because of the carelessness of others sharing the roadway.  Our Pittsburgh pedestrian accident lawyers are here to help people injured by a motor vehicle.

Even seemingly low speed collisions between vehicles and the body can have devastating consequences.

A driver's duty to avoid a pedestrian accident.

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Determining who is at fault in a pedestrian accident.

If you or a loved one have been injured in a pedestrian accident, it is critical that you retain the services of a lawyer that specifically handles pedestrian accident cases.  The determination of fault in pedestrian accident cases is usually a factually specific determination.  You need a skilled lawyer that has experience investigating pedestrian accident scenes, gathering evidence, reconstructing what happened and advocating for the client.  Below is a summary of the legal parameters of how fault is determined in pedestrian accident claims.

 

The care that pedestrians must exercise can be summarized as follows:

  1. The law requires that every pedestrian crossing a roadway at a point other than within a crosswalk at an intersection or any marked crosswalk must yield the right-of-way to vehicles.
  2. Although the law requires yielding, it does not prohibit crossing, and the lone fact that a pedestrian crosses a street between intersections does not establish negligence on the part of the pedestrian.
  3. A pedestrian crossing a street at other than a marked crosswalk or a crosswalk at an intersection is required to exercise a higher degree of care than a pedestrian crossing at an intersection or in a marked crosswalk.
  4. Such a pedestrian must look before he or she begins crossing the street and continue to look while proceeding to cross the road.
  5. A pedestrian has the right to rely on the exercise of reasonable care by motorists.
  6. Whether a pedestrian has exercised due care in crossing a street at other than a marked crosswalk or a crosswalk at an intersection is a question of fact for the jury.

 

Building a damages case for pedestrian accidents.

Pedestrian accidents can result is some of the most horrific injury cases imaginable.  At Romanow Law Group all of our top rated injury lawyers have experience arguing on behalf of clients injured in pedestrian accidents.  Our attorneys have expertise gathering the evidence, we understand the trauma related injuries commonly sustained and have the advocacy skills to build our clients the best case for compensation.  If you would like to speak with a pedestrian accident lawyer at Romanow Law Group attorney call us at 1-844-GET-MORE of (412)642-9100.

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