Pursuing Damages After Serious Pedestrian-Vehicle Collisions
Pedestrians are at risk from motor vehicles throughout Birmingham, Alabama, and the rest of the country. If you or a family member suffered a serious or even fatal injury following a pedestrian accident, call an experienced attorney at Simms & Associates in Birmingham.
We have advocated for the rights of accident victims across Alabama since 1999. You can trust in our ability to pursue damages for you after such a devastating accident.
Pedestrians Do Not Always Have The Right Of Way
Many pedestrians may believe that they always have the right of way when walking near a road or crossing a street. The reality is, much like automobiles, that pedestrians have an obligation to:
- Obey all traffic control devices, such as stop lights and walk/don’t walk signs
- Obey traffic controllers’ instructions
- Cross at a marked crosswalk if one is present
- Use a sidewalk, rather than walking along the street, if one is available
- Avoid walking near a road if under the influence of drugs or alcohol
Pedestrians who violate these regulations may have a harder time obtaining damages after a car hits them.
Our dedicated team includes individuals who worked as insurance adjusters. We understand what factors insurers use to invalidate your claim. Having worked on both sides of personal injury cases, we are able to establish a strong legal strategy that can hold up to scrutiny.
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If you or a family member is a victim of a hit-and-run driver or another pedestrian crash, contact a lawyer with Simms & Associates. We will aggressively pursue damages for what you have suffered, which can provide compensation for medical expenses, potentially lost wages, pain and suffering, and more.