This case highlights the dangers of walking at night. Drivers may not see pedestrians attempting to cross the street. Couple the poor visibility with speed and the force of a vehicle and pedestrians have little or no chance to survive without serious injuries. However, if a pedestrian is not crossing the street legally, the driver may not be at fault. Drivers are often excused from liability when the strike a pedestrian who was jay walking or crossing outside the cross-walk.
The attorneys at Ryan, LLP have previously assisted pedestrians recover for their injuries as a result of being struck by a vehicle. If you or a loved one was involved in an accident as a pedestrian, the law firm of Ryan, LLP can assist your personal injury claim. We will work with the police department and insurance companies to coordinate an investigation to find the individual at fault. Our firm offers free consultations regarding your claim. We are here to solve problems and we encourage any individual pedestrian hit by a vehicle to call or email our office.