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Pedestrian Accidents

Pedestrian accidents are all too common and they are often catastrophic or fatal. Negligent drivers are usually to blame, but there can be other causes such as defective vehicle or poorly designed bus stop. If you have been injured in a pedestrian accident, are caring for a loved one who was severely injured as a pedestrian, or have lost someone who was hit by a car, you may be entitled to substantial compensation.

Common Causes of Pedestrian Accidents

Examples of the types of driver negligence that can lead to a pedestrian accident include:

  • Failure to observe crosswalks
  • Disobeying traffic signals
  • Intoxication
  • Distracted driving, such as texting or other device use
  • Failure to use caution in areas where children are known to be present
  • Failure to use caution in construction zones
  • Improper passing of school buses
  • Speeding, or driving too fast for the weather or traffic conditions
  • Failure to use turn signals
  • Failure to use caution when passing a vehicle that is stopped on the side of the road
  • Failure to check blind spots before backing out of a parking space or driveway

Pedestrian Accident Locations

Pedestrian accidents can happen in unexpected places. Common pedestrian accident locations include:

  • Crosswalks
  • Intersections
  • Bus stops
  • Alleys
  • Driveways
  • Sidewalks
  • Bike paths
  • School zones
  • Shoulder of the road
  • Freeway on-ramps and exit ramps
  • Overpasses and bridges
  • Front and back yards
  • Playgrounds
  • Parking lots and parking structures
  • Loading and unloading zones

To learn more about your rights and potential compensation for your pedestrian accident in North Dakota, please call the Williston accident attorneys of Maring Williams Law Office, P.C. at (800) 492-5297 or contact us online today.