When you are an avid pedestrian, you probably don’t give much thought to cars and accidents. Most pedestrians feel relatively safe, especially if they are using marked crosswalks and walking with the traffic light. However, pedestrians are struck by cars more often than you might think. Almost 2,500 pedestrians were struck by cars in Washington in 2016, and around 80 of them were fatal accidents.
If you are a pedestrian struck by a car, you have certain rights and responsibilities. The driver also has responsibilities to you because they caused the accident. There are a few things to remember about your responsibilities and how they can affect your case.[Read more…]