Many times, people think the pedestrian always has the right of way and will never be at fault for a car accident. That is not the case in some instances. While it is rare, there are situations where people who are simply pedestrians can be liable for a car accident.
If you were a pedestrian injured in a car accident, you may be under the impression many people are under when they say you always have the right of way when it comes to crossing the street. However, this is not always the case. In the instance of stop signs, you have the right of way.
While everyone is taught to look both ways before crossing the street, we can sometimes be complacent and keep our head down and looking at your phone. While it is not illegal to text and cross the street, it is very unsafe to do so. If your case goes to trial, it may not bode well with the jury if you were texting and walking across the street.
Knowing your rights as a pedestrian is very important. To learn more about your rights and what your next step should be, you need to reach out to top-quality Dallas car accident lawyers. Especially when it comes to determining if you are at fault or not. Were you violating a law while crossing the street? Were you being negligent in your actions to cross the street? Were you looking at your phone? All of these could potentially put you at fault. To avoid these issues which will only make your life more difficult, call our lawyers at Angel Reyes & Associates today.
While 9/10 times the fault is not put on the pedestrian, following the laws and crossing the street legally and attentively and being hit by someone who was not paying attention, going through a red light or stop sign, or blatantly being reckless and racing will definitively put them at fault and grant you the right to recover substantial compensation for your injuries.
Being a pedestrian leaves you incredibly vulnerable to oncoming traffic. If you were to be hit by a vehicle at no fault of your own, you may incur substantial medical bills following the accident to attempt to make a full physical recovery. While these medical bills are not cheap, the insurance will only be a hassle for you throughout the duration of your claims process. The best thing you can do is bring in an top-rated pedestrian accident attorney.
If you have any more questions about what you need to do to file a personal injury claim with an expert pedestrian accident lawyer, call our office immediately for a totally free consultation at (214) 526-7900.