How To Determine Negligence In Pedestrian Accidents
Many factors contribute to driver negligence which can then lead to pedestrian-involved accidents and serious injury including head injury, broken hips and even a wrongful death.
Distracted driving, speeding, disobeying traffic signs and failing to signal while turning are just a few examples of acts that constitute driver negligence which can determine liability for accidents. However, pedestrians can also be negligent and thus held accountable for an accident with a motor vehicle. Examples of pedestrian negligence include:
- Failing to obey the walk signals
- Not using a crosswalk
- Walking into traffic
In order to help prove who was responsible for a pedestrian-related motor vehicle accident, you should immediately call the police after the accident and stay on the scene until help arrives. Getting eyewitness accounts can also help you prove negligence. Preserve evidence and write down everything you can remember about the accident as this may also help in protecting your rights to compensation when filing a claim.
You Need The Facts
Even if you have all this information about your accident, you may not know what to do with it. Attorney Mark VanCleave can help you sort through the facts and file your claim. He is straightforward and will not play games when it comes to your compensation. Mr. VanCleave is experienced in determining negligence and fault; you will have the best chance at getting the justice and compensation you deserve after an injury or the death of a loved one in a pedestrian accident.
Get The Necessary Information
If you were involved in a slip-and-fall accident on a cracked sidewalk or a pedestrian-involved motor vehicle accident, do not hesitate to get compensation. You can call The Law Offices of Mark D. VanCleave, PLLC, to help you get started. From our Baytown, Texas, office, we welcome clients from area communities such as La Porte, Deer Park and Pasadena. We can evaluate your situation and get you started toward recovery. Use our website or call 281-303-8800 to schedule your consultation with a knowledgeable lawyer today.