Indianapolis Pedestrian Accident Lawyer
The chances of serious personal injury are notably high in accidents involving an automobile-pedestrian collision. While it is important for both drivers and pedestrians to be aware of their surroundings and to act in a manner that ensures safety not only for themselves, but for others as well, it is possible for both drivers and pedestrians to be at fault in these types of collisions.
If you or your loved ones have been hurt in a car accident involving pedestrians, contact a pedestrian accident lawyer at the Hankey Law Office to discuss your options.
Most pedestrian-automobile collisions where the pedestrian is at fault result from irresponsibility and/or reckless behavior on the part of the pedestrian. Anytime a pedestrian chooses to ignore traffic signs and signals (such as crossing a cross-walk when a no walking sign is displayed), or when an individual jaywalks, their chances of being in an accident substantially increase.
Another common example of pedestrian-caused collisions involves parents running after children who have darted into the street. In these cases, a child who has run away from their parent and entered the road can be hit by an oncoming car, or the parent chasing after the child can be struck.
Similarly, the most frequent causes of automobile-pedestrian collisions where the driver is at fault are drivers who ignore posted traffic signs and signals. Negligent drivers who run red lights, fail to pay attention to crosswalks, or ignore pedestrians already crossing a roadway create dangerous situations where accidents are likely to occur.
Drivers who are intoxicated while diving are also responsible for many car-pedestrian accidents, as the alcohol in their system impairs their ability to react appropriately in situations involving pedestrians on or near the roadway.
If you or someone you know has been injured in a pedestrian-automobile collision, contact the Indianapolis car accident lawyers of the Hankey Law Office today at (800) 520-3633 to discuss your legal rights.