Were you a pedestrian injured by a negligent driver? Pedestrian accidents typically occur while crossing streets, but can occur while walking on the side of a street, in parking lots, recreational areas, and when cars crash onto sidewalks. Cars, trucks, motorcycles, or even bicycles can injure pedestrians. Washington State law favors the rights of pedestrians over vehicles of any type. Usually pedestrians have the right of way, but the right of way is not absolute. A pedestrian crossing a street in a crosswalk, or at an intersection either with the “Walk” signal or on a green light, has the right of way.
Pedestrians walking on roadways are also entitled to the right of way; approaching and passing vehicles have a duty to slow, give plenty of room, and to pass only when it is reasonably safe to do so. The right of way, however, is not absolute, and pedestrians must always use reasonable caution. Pedestrians crossing state highways must ordinarily yield to highway traffic, and in cities, where crosswalks are present, city ordinances and state law may require the pedestrian to cross at a corner or a crosswalk.
Injuries suffered by pedestrians are often severe, and typically include fractures, back injuries, internal organ injuries, head injuries and wrongful death. We will work to get you the best recovery, and will use the best experts on questions of liability, injuries, and economic damages.
If you or someone you love has been injured as a pedestrian in a Washington State car accident, and the accident was not your fault, you may be entitled to damages for lost wages, pain and suffering, medical expenses, scarring, disfigurement and loss of enjoyment of life. In wrongful death cases, punitive damages may also available. The Washington State pedestrian injury lawyers of THE YE LAW FIRM have the knowledge and experience to litigate your injury from car to pedestrian accident and help you seek the compensation you deserve. The pedestrian injury attorneys at THE YE LAW FIRM can help protect your rights in the event of a pedestrian injury accident in Washington State if you were not at fault.
Because the Washington State Statute of Limitations applies to these cases, if you or someone you know has been injured, disabled or killed in a Washington State’s pedestrian injury accident, it is vital that you act immediately to protect your rights. If a negligent driver has harmed you or a loved one, call the pedestrian injury lawyers at THE YE LAW FIRM today at (888) 727-0440 for a no-cost consultation and a comprehensive case evaluation.