Proving Fault in Pedestrian Accidents

Proving fault in pedestrian accidents isn’t always easy. That’s why you need an experienced injury attorney on your side. Call today for a free consultation.

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Clients have asked me can they, as a pedestrian, be partially at fault for a car accident, and if they are, do they have a case. The answer is, number one, yes, you can be partially at fault if you’re crossing between cars in the middle of the block and not at the crosswalk. The important thing to know is that New York is a state of percentages. Even if you’re 99% responsible for the accident, we can get you money for the 1%. Also, if you hire a good enough lawyer who’s an experienced litigator, they can take any experience and any situation and turn it the best way for your benefit.

Remember, there’s what the other party is going to say and there’s what you’re going to say. The other driver gets questioned by your lawyer, and if you’re lawyer knows what he’s doing, your lawyer can find many reasons why that other driver shouldn’t have hit you. Remember, you’re just a person in the street. He’s the driver of this big, heavy car. He has a tremendous responsibility not to hit anyone in any circumstance. Even if you feel you’re partially responsible, number one, maybe you’re not; maybe you think you are, but you’re really not. Number two, even if you are, that doesn’t stop you from having a personal injury case and from collecting money for your injuries.

Were you or a loved one involved in a crash and have questions about proving fault in pedestrian accidents? Contact a New York pedestrian accident lawyer at Krause & Glassmith today for a free confidential consultation. Let our experience work for you.

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