Car drivers are obliged by law to keep a proper look-out for pedestrians using the roadway. This includes bicyclists and walkers, young and old. In a car versus pedestrian scenario, the pedestrian is often the recipient of significant bodily injuries. Just because a police officer or insurance representative tells you it’s the pedestrian’s fault, doesn’t necessarily mean it’s a true or accurate representation of the law. Even a police officer’s motor vehicle accident report is not the final word in such collisions. Determining fault in an auto versus pedestrian collision requires a review of all the specific circumstances surrounding that incident.
If you, or someone you know, have been injured as result of being struck by a motor vehicle, call The Law Offices of Christopher Santarsiero today at (203) 756-5640 for a free consultation.