Partial Fault Pedestrian Accident

Were you injured in a partial fault pedestrian accident? Watch this video to find out how you may be able to collect damages, even if you were partially at fault.

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Question:

Can I be partially at fault in a pedestrian accident?

Answer:

The biggest question most people have when they’ve been struck by a car as a pedestrian crossing a highway in Virginia is, “Can I be found to be at fault in that collision?” Now, the simple answer is anybody can be at fault, and if you don’t have the evidence to back you up, you have a severe handicap in being able to make a successful recovery in that type of case. The way to establish what happened in the accident is to make a quick investigation of the scene and to look at the damage patterns on the vehicle, which are usually indicative. For example, the higher up the injury victim’s body imprint is on the vehicle, the faster the vehicle can be determined to be going at the time of the crash.Partial Fault Pedestrian AccidentThe second thing to look at is the electronic data from the black box in the vehicle. If you can get to that quickly enough – and I’m talking oftentimes as quickly as within 48 hours after the accident occurs – and retain an attorney in that time to help you, you might be able to save that electronic data and prove from that when the brake was struck and what the positions of the vehicle were at that point, compared to the skid marks in the road to show that that vehicle was speeding and that it was disregarding you as a person in the right of way of the intersection at the time of the crash.


Were you or a loved one seriously injured in a crash and have questions about a partial fault pedestrian accident? Contact a Virginia pedestrian accident lawyer at The Strong Law Firm today for a free confidential consultation and case evaluation. Let our experience work for you.

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