Negligence occurs when a person fails to use the level of care that a reasonably prudent driver would use behind the wheel. In order to succeed on a negligence claim, the plaintiff must prove that the defendant owed the pedestrian a duty to use reasonable care, the defendant breached this duty, and the defendant’s breach was a direct cause of the accident and the pedestrian’s resulting harm.
Pedestrian accidents can take place in a number of ways, including:
- Vehicles backing up into pedestrians;
- Vehicles not realizing pedestrians are on the road;
- Vehicles speeding down the road and unable to stop in time;
- Vehicles sideswiping pedestrians on the side of the road;
- Vehicles hitting pedestrians as they collect their mail; or
- Vehicles striking pedestrians as they make a left turn at an intersection.
You may be eligible for compensation for your injuries as a pedestrian who is injured in the accident. Our personal injury lawyers will investigate your case and fight for a fair and just reward for your medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering.
At Castle Law Office, an experienced personal injury attorney will assist you or your loved one in your case. Call us today at 816-842-6200 to speak with an attorney who will fight to get you the compensation you deserve. Or you can click here to email us.