According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Association (NHTSA), nearly 5,000 pedestrians die and nearly 65,000 are injured in motor vehicle accidents each year. At Hyland + Padilla, PLLC, our Durham personal injury lawyers possess more than 50 years of combined experience and are dedicated to providing knowledgeable representation for pedestrian accidents.
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Under state and federal laws, both pedestrians and drivers have the duty to exercise reasonable care. Determining whose negligence caused the accident is important for pursuing compensation. Depending on the circumstances, the driver, the pedestrian, or even the party responsible for maintaining the sidewalk, parking lot, or road where the accident took place may be held liable.
If a pedestrian darts out in front of a vehicle, disrupts the flow of traffic, or jaywalks and causes an accident, then he or she may be held responsible. In this case, the injured party may not be able to receive compensation. The Durham personal injury lawyers at Hyland + Padilla, PLLC can answer your questions and discuss your options for pursuing compensation.
Drivers also have to exercise a reasonable duty of care while driving to help prevent an accident. This means that drivers must not speed, drive under the influence of alcohol or drugs, disregard weather or traffic conditions, drive while distracted, or ignore traffic signals and signs. If a driver’s negligence causes an accident, then the injured party may seek compensation. At Hyland + Padilla, PLLC, our Durham pedestrian accident attorneys can thoroughly investigate the accident by examining photographs of the scene, talking to witnesses, and analyzing police reports and other documents.
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