Pedestrian Hit By A Car While Crossing The Street

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Getting hit by a car while crossing the street is one of the most traumatic types of personal injury accidents. Unfortunately, that’s because it is also one of the most damaging and life-threatening types of cases. Pedestrians often face some of the worst personal injuries because they don’t have any safety devices protecting them – no helmets, no seat belts, no air bags, and not even just the shell of a vehicle around them. As a result, most pedestrians knocked down or hit by a car are seriously injured, permanently disabled, or wrongfully killed.

Despite the fact that most hit-by-car cases come with obvious fault, the truth is that insurance adjusters and defense lawyers will always try to find a way to minimize, undermine, or even block compensation for pedestrians and their families. Yes, that’s even true if a pedestrian was squarely within a crosswalk and a driver may have been intoxicated, distracted, or otherwise violating the traffic law.

That’s because, even though North Carolina law requires drivers to yield to the right-of-way of pedestrians in a crosswalk, the law still requires pedestrians to exercise care when there is an oncoming vehicle which could present a hazard. This is particularly true where a pedestrian is crossing at an unmarked crosswalk, such as a corner or intersection. Since North Carolina is a contributory fault state, meaning that even if the victim is 1% at fault for his accident he may not be entitled to any compensation, defense lawyers and insurance adjusters will aggressively try to blame pedestrians for stepping off a curb or not crossing at a crosswalk.

And sometimes they can get away with it.

Don’t let that happen to you and your family. If you or a loved one were hit by a car in North Carolina, especially if you suffered serious or life-changing injuries, contact the experienced attorneys at Daggett Shuler by dialing 336-724-1234 for a FREE consultation. Or reach out to us through our website at