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Who is at fault in a pedestrian accident?

On Behalf of | Aug 3, 2015 | Firm News, Pedestrian Accidents

In Pennsylvania, the roads can become extremely busy at certain times. Of course, this should not be a problem if everyone obeys the rules of the road, but this does not always happen. Too many drivers get behind the wheel when they are drunk. Some drive too fast or simply pay little attention to where they are going and any hazards in their way. Unfortunately, the mistakes made by these negligent drivers can often have serious consequences for everyone else on the road.

Furthermore, it is not only people in vehicles who could be at risk. Even pedestrians can sometimes become caught up in an accident, especially if vehicles run off the road, or if they occur in a parking lot or at a crossing. Whatever the case, the results are often devastating as pedestrians can suffer serious injuries when struck by a vehicle.

As this article on road accidents explains, there are several parties that may be deemed to be at fault in such an accident, depending on the circumstances. It is not always a driver who is to blame, although if they have run over a pedestrian, there is a chance that they may at least be deemed partially responsible. In some cases, however, it may be determined that the party responsible for the maintenance of the site of the accident, such as a road or sidewalk, could be held liable.

If you have been hurt in an accident that was not your fault, you may be wondering where to turn. You might want to seek compensation for your injuries, yet legal proceedings can feel like a lot to undertake when you are focusing on your recovery, especially if you are still feeling shaken by the accident. Fortunately, an attorney may be able to provide the support and guidance you need. He or she can look over the details of your case and may even be able to assist you with making your claim.

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