A young woman was critically injured after being hit by a vehicle. She remains in a coma and doctors say it could be several days before there are any new developments on her condition. When a driver hits a pedestrian, often times the biggest question is: Whose fault was it?
There are many contributing factors in many auto-pedestrian accidents; driver inattention being the most common cause. A driver may be talking or texting, driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs, or be otherwise distracted and not see the pedestrian. A driver may be speeding and unable stop in time to avoid hitting a pedestrian. Pedestrians can also play a role in causing accidents. Crossing the street at the last second, can leave a pedestrian in the middle of the crosswalk after the light has changed. A pedestrian can also be distracted by a cell phone or text. Far too often, pedestrians will cross streets in areas other than a crosswalk or believe they can “beat the car”. In any event, pedestrian-auto accidents can be easily prevented if both pedestrians and drivers are responsible.
If you or a loved one is seriously injured in a pedestrian-auto accident that was not your fault (or, was only partially your fault), you may be able to recover damages for medical bills, loss wages, pain and suffering, loss of companionship, loss of financial support, and funeral expenses. It is imperative to consult an experienced auto accident attorney to learn your rights. Pedestrians could be entitled to compensation for medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering, and more. Family members of the injured individual could also be entitled to compensation.
Determining fault in an auto-pedestrian accident can be difficult and take much longer than your finances can allow. In order to “stay in the game”, you may able to obtain lawsuit funding. A non-recourse lawsuit cash advance can lighten the financial burden and help you avoid debt during the lengthy legal process. Litigation funding is not like a traditional bank loan; we do not require a deposit, monthly payments, a credit check, or employment verification. Only upon case resolution, would you repay the legal finance company. If you don’t successfully settle your case, you owe nothing.
Ask your attorney for advice on whether auto accident lawsuit funding would be the right move for your situation.
As spring approaches and the temperatures start to rise, remember people are venturing out more on foot. Drivers and pedestrians alike have a huge responsibility to follow the rules of the road and, more importantly, use common sense.