Pedestrian-Vehicle Accidents

Pedestrian-Vehicle Accidents

There are many things that could contribute to a pedestrian-vehicle accident, including poor property maintenance, sidewalk or parking lot defects, or construction or other debris on walkways.

Whether it is a vehicle or property defect that results in injury to a pedestrian, the person injured can recover damages for injuries they suffered if the negligence of someone else is the reason for the incident. In order to establish negligence in a pedestrian accident, the injured person must prove that the person at fault has:

  • Owed a legal duty to the plaintiff under the circumstances
  • Failed to fulfill the legal duty through action (or through failure) to act
  • Caused an accident or injury to the plaintiff (injured party)
  • Harmed or injured the plaintiff as a result

The judgment of each case depends on the specifics and facts surrounding the case and each accident as they apply to each of these elements. When there is a pedestrian injury, more than one party may be legally responsible for the accident. Those that have potential liability for the injury include:

  • The driver of the vehicle that struck a pedestrian
  • The party responsible for the upkeep and maintenance of the sidewalk, roadway or parking lot where the accident took place
  • The pedestrians themselves

When you involve a personal injury attorney, you have the best chances of assessing and protecting your potential legal claims. Contact the Tucson personal injury lawyers at Thrush Law Group today by visiting for a free consultation.

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