Pedestrian Car Accidents

Pedestrian car accidents can leave permanent physical and emotional damage. If you’ve been injured as a pedestrian, contact us today for a free consultation.

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Question:

What should I do if I was hit by a car while walking?

Answer:

Occasionally, clients come to see us for help in pedestrian accidents in Virginia, and these usually are involving cars that have struck a pedestrian as they’re crossing an intersection. They’re some of the more difficult cases to prove under Virginia law, but there are certain presumptions that you can take advantage of as a pedestrian when you’re involved in that type of collision. The first and most important is to establish what your position on the road was. That will determine whether you were within the intersection, which grants you a legal right of way over any vehicle entering the intersection while you’re there.Pedestrian Car AccidentsThe next is to determine what the activities of the other vehicle were that it was doing prior to hitting you, and by establishing, for example, that a vehicle made a rolling stop through a stop sign, disregarded a red light, or ran through a yellow light while the crosswalk was still occupied. Those facts can make all the difference in the world to prove your pedestrian injury case.


Were you or a loved one seriously injured in a crash and have questions about pedestrian car accidents in Virginia? 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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