Pedestrian Accident Attorneys in Mobile, AL
Pursuing Justice for the Vulnerable
When you are walking on the street or sidewalk, you are not afforded the same protection as the drivers and passengers of motor vehicles. This is one reason why pedestrian accidents are especially devastating.
Understanding Right of Way
Under Alabama Code Title 32, pedestrians have the right of way in most situations on the road, including crossing the street and walking on sidewalks. They also have the right to assume that motor vehicles on the roadway will abide by traffic laws.
Oftentimes, insurance companies try to blame innocent, law-abiding pedestrians for vehicle-pedestrian collisions. Even in situations where pedestrians were jaywalking or intoxicated, however, driver error is the most important and most dangerous factor in these types of collisions.
If you’ve been hit by a car, having the scene of the accident investigated is extremely important. The sooner you call us at Cunningham Bounds, the sooner we can send our team of private investigators to gather evidence and determine liability in your case.
If someone fails to exercise care or blatantly violates the rules of the road, their driving can be considered negligent. In this case, whoever is driving the car will be responsible for causing the accident and, thus, liable for your injuries. Examples of negligent driving include:
- Using drugs or alcohol while driving
- Driving while distracted or drowsy
- Failing to yield or obey right-of-way laws
- Disobeying a traffic sign or signal
- Driving aggressively
If you were hit by a car under any of the above circumstances, you could be entitled to damages.
Evaluating your Injuries
Due to the nature of pedestrian-vehicle crashes, pedestrians are often seriously injured during these accidents. If your loved one was killed in this type of accident, you can file a wrongful death claim that can be settled or tried in a court of law.
Even if the victim is lucky enough to survive, they may be left with life-changing, catastrophic injuries. In this case, it is crucial that the injured party file a claim. If you’ve been catastrophically injured, the damages awarded in your case could be the key to maintaining an adequate quality of life.
Sometimes, injuries do not reach the scale of catastrophic, but they do cause pain and suffering, loss of income, and overwhelming medical bills.
To move on with your life, you will likely need to hire an attorney.
Choosing the Best
At Cunningham Bounds, we have been fighting for injured victims since 1958. We have been named as one of the top 10 personal injury firms in America and are recognized by the legal community and former clients alike.
Each member of our team has been listed by Super Lawyers and Best Lawyers in America and many of us are certified as Civil Trial Specialists by the National Board of Trial Advocacy.
When you choose our firm, you are truly choosing the best.
Schedule a free consultation online or call us at (251) 299-0101 for legal help.
No matter how complicated your case may be, we can put our resources and experience to work on your behalf. We always fight for maximum compensation.