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Accidents Involving a Vehicle and a Pedestrian

December 15, 2021 in Uncategorized | MARTIN WREN, P.C. | LEAVE A COMMENT

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When you are a pedestrian walking across the street, it can do you a lot of good to understand the laws of Virginia that are relevant if you are hit by a car while crossing the street. These laws can govern whether you are easily able to receive compensation for damages that you would get from being hit by a car.

Pedestrians seem to think they have the right of protection when they walk across the street, but the Commonwealth has certain laws that come into play. Some laws, like stopping in the center of the highway, make great sense. However, there are other laws the pensioners may not be aware of, such as Virginia law code 46.2–928 — which states that pedestrians must walk on the sidewalk when the sidewalk is present.

Pedestrians have a lot of rules that relate to the use of their sidewalks, crosswalks, roadways and the highways in relation to being a pedestrian. Because drivers who are in cars, are sometimes pedestrians they would do well to know the laws as well and ensure that they are drivers on the road Leo made the laws that district spots follow as well as the laws that drivers must follow. This would help to keep everyone safe.

However if you are a driver in you in a car accident in Richmond VA and you’ve injured pedestrian, you should restrict with car accident lawyer in Richmond VA because they are going to be able to refresh your memory on the laws the pedestrians must follow and if the pedestrian was not following these laws and you might be able to avoid being sued for the accident that ensued.

A car accident lawyer in Richmond, VA, such as one from Martin Wren, P.C. Attorneys at Law, understands that if pedestrians do not know the laws they must abide by then mostly drivers on the roads do not know them as laws either..

Pedestrians are protected by law in Virginia requiring drivers to stop for pedestrians; this is 46.2 – 924, and this law essentially says that the driver of any vehicle on the highway must yield to the right-of-way of the pedestrian crossing on a crosswalk that is marked. No pedestrian can enter or cross an intersection and disregard the approaching traffic. Furthermore, drivers who are entering, crossing or turning intersections have to slow down, change their course or stop to prevent pedestrians crossing the road. Pedestrians crossing at intersections should have the right of way, even over vehicles that are making right-hand turns.

When a pedestrian is injured, or a passenger in a car is injured, even other drivers can file a personal injury claim to try and receive compensation for damages. However in Virginia the law states that if somebody can be found in any way at fault for the accident that occurred, they cannot receive compensation.

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Our Virginia personal injury lawyers at MartinWren, P.C. also have a statewide practice and offer free consultations at a time and location that is convenient for you.  We will gladly meet with you at your home or at the hospital, even on nights and weekends.

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