In our blog we will try to provide you with general information regarding car accidents, motorcycle crashes, and personal injury cases, as well as updates in important cases and statutes dealing with family law in New Hampshire. This is not to be construed as legal advice. Every case is unique and small facts can make a difference.
Pedestrian Accidents in New Hampshire
Every year, thousands of people are killed in the United States in pedestrian accidents and many others are injured. Pedestrian accidents happen when a vehicle fails to yield to someone who is not in a vehicle. The result of even a minor accident of this nature can be devastating. Many people suffer severe injuries in pedestrian accidents including broken bones, head trauma, and internal injuries. If you have been hurt in a pedestrian accident you will want to talk to an experienced New Hampshire injury lawyer as soon as possible. Immediately following the accident you’ll need to seek medical attention. You’ll want to get a copy of the police report, and take note of where and how the accident occurred.
In New Hampshire, the driver of a vehicle must yield the right of way to a pedestrian in a crosswalk, even if there is not a traffic control signal. The vehicle must slow down and/or stop if necessary to allow the pedestrian to cross. The pedestrian has the obligation to stay on the curb until it is safe to walk – they cannot suddenly jump into the path of an oncoming car. Most pedestrian accidents are caused by drivers who don’t yield or who are traveling too fast to properly slow down. The result can be a dangerous accident with major injuries.
Getting a New Hampshire injury lawyer involved as soon as possible will ensure that your rights are protected in the situation. Your lawyer will review the accident details, talk to witnesses, read the police report, and even visit the scene of the accident if needed. Your lawyer will discuss the case with you and determine the best course of action to take. If you have injuries, you may be entitled to receive payment for your medical bills, pain and suffering, and lost wages. If the injuries are severe, the recovery process may be long and difficult and these rehabilitation costs should also be reimbursed.
If you have been injured, the first thing to do is to make sure that the vehicle stops. Make notes about the accident and get a copy of the police report. It is important that you don’t take blame for the accident because in most cases, it wasn’t your fault. Talk to an attorney before proceeding. Don’t accept payment from an insurance company until you speak with a lawyer. Sometimes an insurance company will try to quickly provide payment so that you can no longer bring any legal action against them. Unfortunately, this payment is often much lower than what your actual expenses will be.
Your lawyer will work to settle the case to get you money to cover all of your current and future medical expenses. Many of these types of cases are settled before going to court, however, if the case does proceed,your attorney will be prepared to provide evidence of negligence and proof of your injuries and expenses. You can get the money you deserve for the expenses caused by a negligent driver in a pedestrian accident.
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