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When Is a Pedestrian at Fault for a Car Accident?

Although it's generally known that "pedestrians have the right of way," this does not mean that pedestrians cannot be held liable or partially liable for causing an accident. The laws of negligence typically determine a party‚Äôs percentage of fault in an accident. Both pedestrians and drivers are responsible for obeying traffic laws and exercising reasonable care so as not to injure another party or cause catastrophic circumstances. Have you or a loved one been involved in a pedestrian-car accident? Contact the experienced personal injury attorneys at Tatum & Atkinson, 'the Heavy Hitters,' to receive your free, no-obligation consultation by calling…

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What Are the Main Causes of a Pedestrian Accidents?

Sadly, the NHTSA reports that pedestrian accident-related deaths are on the rise, rising 7.2% in 2020 from 2019. In 2021, 7,485 pedestrian fatalities were reported due to various causes, such as driver distraction, poor road design, excess speed, and road construction sites. This is an 11.5% increase from 2020, making this the largest number of pedestrian fatalities reported in the last four decades. Moreover, of those fatalities, nearly 50% involved alcohol intoxication from either the pedestrian or the driver. Have you or a loved one been involved in a pedestrian-car accident? Contact the experienced personal injury attorneys at Tatum &…

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What Kind of Damages Are Available if I Was Hit by a Car as a Pedestrian?

Nobody goes outside their house intending to get involved in a pedestrian accident. However, more than 104,000 pedestrians receive non-fatal crash-related medical care annually in emergency rooms. Additionally, 7,000 pedestrians per year are killed in road accidents, or one every 75 minutes. Pedestrian Car Accident Settlement No settlement amount can restore a life irreparably damaged by a pedestrian accident. However, bringing a lawsuit can offer much-needed closure to accident victims and their loved ones. Victims of pedestrian accidents may also pursue financial compensation for their suffering, medical costs, and lost wages. Have you been a victim of a pedestrian accident…

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