Pedestrians travel along the roads that we drive on. When pedestrians are walking down a sidewalk, they should be aware of their surroundings to make sure they are not in any danger. Motor vehicles on the road have a duty to travel safely as well. Drivers should be aware of pedestrians that are near the road. If these pedestrians are crossing the street in a crosswalk, the drivers may have to yield to these individuals. They should be aware of where pedestrians are to avoid any collisions from happening.
When drivers do not pay attention to pedestrians crossing the road or in the area, this may result in an incident occurring. The car may strike the individual, causing injuries to them. These injuries can be life-threatening for individuals since they have no protection from a car. If drivers are going over the speed limit, they may be unable to stop in time to avoid hitting a pedestrian. They may even have their vision obstructed by foggy weather or heavy rain. If roadways are not up to par, a municipality may be held accountable for their involvement. Potholes in the road can cause drivers to swerve to avoid them or they may hit the potholes and lose control of their vehicles. This can cause them to accidentally hit a pedestrian.
How can I build my case?
As a pedestrian who has been struck by a car, you have the ability to hold the driver responsible for their careless driving that caused this accident to occur. To best build your case, you will have to prove negligence on behalf of the driver. By proving negligence by the driver, this can fulfill the burden of proof. This may help you win damages from the lawsuit. Damages can help pay for medical bills that have been charged as a result of the accident and the injuries you sustained from it. Your injuries can be serious and may need tending to over a longer period of time. This can become financially difficult to keep up with. That is why acquiring damages from this lawsuit can be so beneficial.
At Mark L. Bodner, P.C., we are committed to guiding clients through each step of the medical malpractice claims process. Our firm understands how traumatic it can be when you become a victim of medical malpractice. We are prepared to fight on your behalf to help you recover a maximum compensation award. Contact our firm today.