Law Offices of John P. DiBartolo, Jr.

Pedestrian Accidents

Pedestrian accidents are less common than car accidents, but the laws applicable to each are generally the same. You can read the car accidents page for a discussion about how insurance companies have the upper hand when an injured person does not have counsel.

One of the challenges in pedestrian accident cases is that insurance companies often blame the pedestrian. Even in crosswalk cases, insurance companies frequently suggest that the pedestrian failed to use reasonable care; that the pedestrian should have seen the car or known it was not stopping.  In pedestrian accident cases we bring to the jury the vulnerable perspective of being in a crosswalk or on the side of a road at the mercy of a careless motorist. Convincing an insurance company how the jury will see a case at trial is the best path to settlement.  Check out the video and give us a call.