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What to Do If You're Involved In a Crosswalk Accident

Although crosswalks are a designed to safely guide pedestrians across the street, there are times when they can be a safety hazard. One of the most common personal injury claims comes from a crosswalk-related accident. If you or a loved one have been injured in a crosswalk accident, then here is what you need to know:

After the Accident

If you were struck by a vehicle while crossing the street, regardless of who’s at fault, the driver should call for medical attention to make sure you’re okay. In addition to seeking medical assistance, the driver (or you) must call the police to have an accident report filed to legally document the situation at hand. After these steps are taken care of and you sustained serious injuries from the accident, you can seek an attorney to get you the compensation you deserve. Before any settlements are reached, negligence must be proved on behalf of the driver — but what does that entail exactly?

Negligence

Just like most personal injury cases, negligence must be proved in this situation from either side. For example: if the accident was caused by the pedestrian jaywalking across a busy street, then the fault will fall on the pedestrian themselves — regardless of the injury. Now if the injury was caused by the driver speeding through a stop sign, then the driver will be found negligent for the accident at hand. Although these are two outcomes for this particular situation, there’s also the possibility that both the pedestrian and driver could both be at fault — which would result in finding negligence on both sides (i.e. the pedestrian looking at their phone while crossing the street, and the driver running through a red light).

Have you or a loved one sustained injuries from a crosswalk-related accident? Look no further than the offices of Levine and Wiss. Our attorneys have over 80 years of combined experience in helping our clients get the compensation and medical coverage that they are entitled to.

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