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Pedestrian Accidents

Pedestrians are at risk of being injured by motor vehicles or even bicycles, particularly in urban areas.  Motorists are not always paying attention to persons crossing in crosswalks or simply walking along the street.  This is particularly true when motorists are turning from one road onto another and at night when visibility is diminished.  Never assume that a motorist sees you.  At night, wear light colored clothing and carry a flashlight.  Make eye contact whenever possible.  If there are pedestrian control signals such as electronic walk signs, pedestrians should obey those signs and not try to cross when facing a red do not walk sign.  If you are obeying the devises, you have the right of way over vehicles that might be trying to turn onto the street you are crossing.  If there are no traffic control devises, pedestrians have the right of way if crossing a street within a marked crosswalk as long as you have begun to cross before the vehicle is too close to be a danger.

If you are injured in a pedestrian/motor vehicle accident, your own auto insurance will likely pay for an ambulance or the emergency room under the medical payments portion of your policy.  This is true whether you are the named insured or whether you live with and are related to the named insured.  Your health insurance may also cover many of your medical expenses.

If you have questions about your rights or how to obtain medical treatment as an injured pedestrian, the law firm of Sloat, Nicholson & Hoover, P.C. is experienced in representing pedestrian accident victims and are available to answer your questions without charge or obligation.


In all matters involving personal injury it is essential that measures be taken promptly to preserve evidence, investigate the accident in question, and file a lawsuit prior to the deadline imposed by the Statute of Limitations. If you or a loved one is a victim of personal injuries, call Sloat, Nicholson, & Hoover P.C. now at 800-873-3202 or submit a simple Case Review Form. The initial consultation is free of charge, and if we agree to accept your case, we will work on a Contingent Fee basis, which means we get paid for our services only if there is a monetary award or recovery of funds. Don’t delay! You may have a valid claim and be entitled to compensation for your injuries, but a lawsuit must be filed before the statute of limitations expires.

The above is not legal advice. That can only come from a qualified attorney who is familiar with all the facts and circumstances of a particular, specific case and the relevant law.