Life is full of uncertainties. No matter how carefully you drive your car, there is always a chance that you might cause a car accident, especially with a pedestrian.
Hitting a pedestrian is a serious matter, as a person walking has no protection, and so has a high possibility of serious injury or death when struck by a car.
If you hit a pedestrian with your car, you can face dire consequences, as the pedestrian may be seriously harmed.
However, you should not panic in this situation, and ideally, you should remain on the scene and not panic. If you do make a mistake and flee the scene, the situation is grave, but not irretrievable.
Fort Myers Personal Injury Attorneys are very experienced in handling such cases. They assist you in each step of the entire process, which includes protecting your rights, getting the finest legal help, and placing your case in the best position to be eligible for the fullest possible compensation.
They can help you tackle the situation smoothly and put you in the best position for the negotiations without going through tedious complications. If you were driving the car and hit a pedestrian, without being at fault, you may discuss all details with a legal professional.
You can easily be misled into thinking that the fault is obviously that of the driver as the pedestrian is the vulnerable one, but that’s not the case every time. Traditional rules of negligence are applied to determine fault.
Negligence can be understood as placing blame upon the party who is proved to be behaving irresponsibly and unlawfully.
Any of these behaviors could lead to an accident with a pedestrian and cause legal problems for the driver. In addition, some of these factors could lead to serious misdemeanor or felony charges and a long sentence in jail.
In most cases, pedestrians can suffer more serious injuries in an accident, but if their behavior was negligent, the severity of the injury does not reduce their share of fault in an accident.
Some of the common mistakes that negligent pedestrians commit include:
How a car accident case will be analyzed depends on many factors including negligent behavior of the parties, traffic density at the time of the accident and road conditions. The court will examine all of these factors in detail to determine both fault and compensation.
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