Seattle Car vs. Pedestrian accident attorney
Every year thousands of pedestrians are injured in traffic accidents when drivers fail to yield or drive inattentively. With the increasing traffic congestion in the greater Seattle area, motor vehicle accidents involving pedestrians are unfortunately increasingly common. Injuries in car versus pedestrian accidents are usually quite severe, frequently including fractures to leg bones or the pelvis and head injuries. As such, it is all the more important that victims of such accidents consult with an experienced Seattle Car vs. Pedestrian accident attorney who can ensure that their rights and interests are protected and that the insurance companies treat them fairly.
In most cases, absent reckless behavior by a pedestrian, a pedestrian will have the right of way over the operator of a motor vehicle. The driver of the motor vehicle will typically have the duty to yield to a pedestrian and otherwise drive in a reasonably safe manner consistent with Washington’s “Rules of the Road”. For more information, here is a link to Washington State laws regarding pedestrians: http://www.wsdot.wa.gov/walk/laws.htm.
If you or a loved one have been the victim of a car vs. pedestrian accident and suffered serious injuries, you should seek out the advice of an experienced and effective personal injury attorney. Whether or not you hire the attorney, getting some critical advice early on, can help ensure that your claim is handled fairly and that you protect your rights. For a free initial consultation and review of your potential claim, please contact me to schedule an appointment.