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What often comes to your mind when you
see, hear, or read on the news about
people would always think that the driver
is at fault. He was negligent with his
actions causing the accident to happen.
Perhaps, you may have heard of the
impression of many individuals that
pedestrians have the right-of-way. This
article will change your mind on this old
adage. Keep in mind that it isn't always
the driver causing the accident to
happen, there are times when pedestrians
can be blamed (wholly or partially) for the
Determining the Fault
Imagine a pedestrian-vehicle accident involving a pedestrian who suddenly crossed the street.
Most probably, he was too focused looking at a friend walking on the opposite side of the street. It
could happen when the person at fault is obvious. On the other hand, determining the person at
fault may sound simple, but in the legal sense, witnesses do not decide. Instead, it is the duty of the
jurors or the insurance adjusters. Before they come to a decision, they have to look on this
Information and stories from the pedestrian and the driver as well
Sometimes, an expert's testimony
All these should enable them to reach to a decision on the individual causing the accident to
It is the driver's fault!
If it is clear that the driver is to be blamed for the accident, he should be responsible to provide the
right amount of compensation to the pedestrian who has incurred injuries. Perhaps, his insurance
carrier will cover on any harm that has been caused.
It is the pedestrian's fault!
In this case where it is obvious that the pedestrian has caused the accident to happen, most
probably he will not be able to recover any amount of compensation from the driver or his
insurance company. At some point, the driver may file a claim against the pedestrian should the
accident bring damage to his car or any injuries.
In order to have a clear view on the pedestrian-car accident, here are a few scenarios where
the pedestrian can be found to be at fault:
Jaywalking, walking outside the crosswalk, or crossing in the middle of the street.
Pedestrians may be in a hurry to work that they sometimes cross the street, even when
they are not supposed to.
Crossing on a 'Do Not Walk' sign.
Traffic signals and road signs are for the benefit not only for the motorists, but for the
pedestrians as well. In keeping the roads safe and free from any accidents, both
motorists and pedestrians have to follow the regulations.
Entering the street while intoxicated.
If drivers could not drive while under the influence of drug or alcohol, pedestrians too
should be careful and must not enter the street while they are intoxicated.
Walking on where pedestrian access is prohibited.
Lastly, there are pedestrians who would love to cross along
bridges or highways. Pedestrians can be blamed when an
accident happens, resulting from these pedestrians being
negligent with their actions.
In conclusion, meeting an accident is never easy. Sometimes it
would result to injuries, damages, and even losses. At this point, you
need to fight for your right and seek for legal assistance.
http://accidentattorneyhelp.com/ should be able to meet your