Pedestrian Accident Lawyer in Greenwood MS
Pedestrians refer to people who travel on foot. It can even encompass those who use small wheels such as roller skates or skateboards or those who are on wheelchairs. The National Highway Traffic Safety Association has recorded approximately 5,000 pedestrians have died because of motor vehicle accidents and more or less 76,000 have been injured because they got hit by cars or trucks. Pedestrian accidents are normally the result of negligence. To recover damages, the pedestrian has to show that the offender had the legal duty to exercise reasonable care and he or she failed to do so which caused the accident and that the pedestrian was damaged or injured as a result thereof.
See also: Personal Injury Lawyers
What To Do In A Pedestrian Accident
- Keep a record of the circumstances surrounding the accident. Determine the extent of damages suffered and an estimate of losses you have and will suffer as a result of the accident.
- Take note of the information you gathered while speaking with the people involved in the accident. Make sure you ask the important questions in your conversation.
- Gather as much evidence as you can. Try to collect physical samples and take photographs of the scene of the accident including the damages done.
- Find all possible witnesses of the accident. Also determine other people that you will need in order to prove your claims.
- Identify the people who will be liable and inform them that you will be filing your claims and that they are the ones liable to pay you.
- Consult an expert attorney, Abraham & Associates, will help you file and remedy your claims.
See also: Claiming Wrongfull Death
Contributory negligence means the victim is at fault. This means that the pedestrian’s action or inaction contributed to why the accident occurred. He or she can still file a claim even if there was fault on his or her part. The amount that can be recovered, in this case, will be adjusted based on the amount of contributory negligence he or she had. In order for the pedestrian to avoid contributory negligence, he or she must also exercise reasonable care when crossing, obey traffic rules and must be aware of traffic conditions.
It is always important to have an expert lawyer represent you in cases involving pedestrian accidents. Abraham & Associates's lawyers are very experienced and ready to represent you. Call us today.
305 West Market Street • Greenwood, MS 38930
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