Whether you are taking a leisurely stroll around town, walking for exercise, or walking as a mode of transport, you may be exposed to the same risks associated with sharing the road with motor vehicles. If you are injured in a pedestrian accident caused by another person’s negligence, you may be entitled to financial compensation for your injuries. A Redmond pedestrian accident lawyer can help you understand your rights and advocate on your behalf. For more information about how a Redmond pedestrian accident attorney can help you, contact the dedicated legal team at Malcolm Law.
At Malcolm Law, we are passionately dedicated to getting justice for our clients
Our extensive experience representing victims of car accidents, personal injury, and wrongful death has prepared us to handle the most complex and serious cases
Our Principal, Sean B. Malcolm is an aggressive and experienced courtroom trial lawyer ready to fight both inside and outside the courtroom
If you have been injured in a pedestrian accident caused by negligence or failure to exercise reasonable care, Malcolm Law can help you. We offer a free 30-minute initial consultation. Call us today at 206-659-9514 to schedule yours.
Duty to Pedestrians
All road users have a duty to conduct themselves in a safe manner, to avoid causing harm to other road users. While pedestrians have a duty to keep themselves safe by obeying traffic signals and traffic control devices, they are also protected by law. Pedestrians are the most vulnerable road users and under Washington state law, drivers must:
Yield to pedestrians on sidewalks and in crosswalks
Stop at intersections to allow pedestrians to cross the road within a crosswalk
Avoid colliding with pedestrians on the road and warn pedestrians by sounding the horn when necessary
One of the critical factors that pose a risk to pedestrians is vehicle-travel speed. When drivers are reckless, intoxicated, or inattentive, they can cause serious injury or wrongful death in a collision with a pedestrian.
How Can a Redmond Pedestrian Accident Lawyer Help You?
In order to get compensation for your pedestrian accident injury, you must prove the at-fault party’s negligence or wrongdoing, and establish a link between their actions and your damages. You must also suffer actual damages to claim compensation. A pedestrian accident lawyer can help you gather the necessary evidence to support your claim. Your lawyer will have the resources to engage experts who can give expert testimony to support your claim. Your lawyer also has the resources to adequately assess and value your damages, and will negotiate with the insurance companies on your behalf. At Malcolm Law, our focus is on litigation and trial advocacy to ensure that you obtain maximum compensation for your injury through a fair settlement or verdict. Our experienced Redmond pedestrian accident attorneys can help you recover full and fair compensation for your injuries.
When Should I Hire a Redmond Pedestrian Accident Lawyer?
The time to hire a pedestrian accident lawyer is as soon as possible after the accident that caused your injury. Not every injury requires a lawsuit, however, even minor accidents may result in damages like medical expenses and lost wages that may require the skills of an experienced lawyer to get compensation from uncooperative parties.
In Washington state, the statute of limitation for taking action in a pedestrian accident injury case is three years from the date of the accident that caused the injury. While a pedestrian accident may be indisputable, the legal cause of your injury may not be as obvious. Complex cases may require months of research and investigation for your Redmond personal injury attorney to establish legal cause and determine which parties to hold responsible for your damage.
Call an Experienced Redmond Pedestrian Accident Lawyer Today
If you have been injured in a pedestrian accident caused by negligence or failure to exercise reasonable care, help is only a phone call away. Contact the passionate trial lawyers at Malcolm Law to schedule your free 30-minute consultation.