Pedestrian Accidents in Rochester
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Motorists on the busy streets of New York need to be constantly aware of their surroundings. In many cities around the state, foot traffic is heavy during rush hour and certain parts of the day. If a driver acts negligently or recklessly, they can easily strike a pedestrian, causing serious injury with lifelong consequences, or even a wrongful death.
Careless actions that endanger pedestrians walking the streets include:
Quickly rounding blind corners
Failing to stop at crosswalks
Speeding through school zones
Pedestrians Have the Right of Way
Everyone who is getting their driver’s license in the state of New York is taught that pedestrians always have the right of way. This is not just a kind gesture that is meant to encourage the safety of travelers and passerby, it is also the law. Even if there is no crosswalk present, someone entering the street must be respected. This means that swerving around them is not reasonable; instead, a driver must slow to a safe speed or stop, allowing the pedestrian to continue on unharmed and unhindered.
Your Rochester Pedestrian Injury Lawyer
There is really no excuse for a driver to collide with a pedestrian on foot. When the evidence is reviewed and eyewitnesses are spoken to, the usual answer points to driver distraction, not pedestrian wrongdoing. If you have been in a car accident or truck accident and are now suffering physically, mentally, and financially, you might be able to win financial compensation.
We will fight for a settlement that helps you pay for:
Necessary medical treatments
Rehabilitative programs (years later)
Adjusted living costs (wheelchair access, handrails, etc.)