Can Pedestrians Be Legally at Fault for Causing a Car Crash

Every motorist on the road owes everyone else on the road a duty of care that includes obeying the rules of the road and allowing the safe passage of others. This duty of care naturally extends to pedestrians, who are the most vulnerable accident victims out there. There are, however, situations in which pedestrians can be at fault for car accidents. If you’ve been injured in a car accident that was caused by someone else’s negligence, it’s time to consult with an experienced car accident lawyer in Atlanta.
 

Pedestrians Have Agency

Generally, pedestrians determine when they are going to leave the relative safety of the sidewalk to enter the road, and this provides them with considerable control when it comes to avoiding car accidents. Pedestrians are also required to exercise reasonable care. Reasonable care, in this context, means adhering to all pedestrian safety rules. An example of a pedestrian who may be deemed responsible for causing a car accident is one who engages in the following:
 

  • Leaving the sidewalk outside of a crosswalk
  • Darting into the road 
  • Coming from a hidden position, such as from between parked cars

 
These components make up nearly a perfect storm of danger caused by negligent pedestrians, for handling a car accident is always a demanding if not a life changing experience.
 


 

An Experienced Car Accident Attorney Can Help

If a pedestrian causes you to be injured in a car accident, the damages you face can be considerable. The dedicated car accident attorneys at Ahmad Injury Law have the experience, drive, and legal insight to help ensure that you obtain the compensation to which you are entitled. Contact Ahmad Injury Law for a comprehensive review of your case.
 

FAQ

How do I know who is at fault?

An experienced car accident attorney can help you make this important determination.

What damages can I seek? 

Legal damages relate to the losses you suffer, and you can seek them in all of the following categories:

  • Medical expenses
  • Lost earnings
  • Pain and suffering

Why do I need an attorney? 

Your experienced car accident attorney will perform a variety of important duties that include building your strongest claim and skillfully negotiating with the insurance company on behalf of your claim’s best possible resolution.