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Pedestrian Accident Overview

Pedestrians are a particularly vulnerable segment of traffic, which is why motorists must yield to people crossing the street or crossing the paths of automobiles. Each year nearly 5,000 pedestrians are killed in motor vehicle-related accidents and approximately 76,000 pedestrians in 2012 suffered injuries when hit by a car or truck. An injured pedestrian may recover damages if someone else's negligence caused the injury. Generally, "negligence" is the failure to exercise reasonable care, to do (or not do) something to protect others from harm. To establish negligence in a pedestrian accident, the injured person must prove that the person at fault failed to exercise reasonable care under the circumstances, usually a traffic violation.

Pedestrian Accident FAQ's

 The Phillips Law Offices answers some of the most frequently asked questions about injury accidents and claims. We hope this information will give you an idea as to how to move forward with your matter. The legal issues surrounding personal injury cases may at times seem overly complicated and even overwhelming at times. There is no need to feel that way. We are here to help. Explore the answers to the questions you may have or just give us a call. Since every case has unique facts and circumstances, we would be glad to discuss the specific details of your case and any specific questions you have. We invite you to give us a call at 530-265-0186 for a no-charge consultation.


Fatal Pedestrian Accidents

When a pedestrian is killed in a collision with a car or truck, it is a traumatic and overwhelming experience for the surviving family and friends. Cases that involve a pedestrian killed by the negligence of a vehicle driver are considered “wrongful death” cases, as the person was wrongfully killed by the careless and negligent actions of another.

If your family is grieving after a fatal pedestrian accident, you have our deepest sympathies and understanding. We understand the emotional impact this has had upon you and your family, and the last thing you should have to worry about are legal and financial issues. However, by consulting with an attorney you may be able to protect your legal and financial future through a wrongful death action.

Pedestrian Accident Resources

Hopefully, you will find our site a good start to get your questions answered, but we are more than happy to answer any specific questions you may have, so feel free to give us a call at 530-265-0186. In the meantime, there are many internet resources available for information about pedestrian accidents and injury. We encourage you to visit some of these websites we have collected for easy reference.