Pedestrian Accidents

Baltimore Pedestrian Accident Lawyer

Pedestrians have the right-of-way in many circumstances, and even if they do not, a careless driver may be held responsible. If a driver has the opportunity to avoid hitting a pedestrian and fails to do so that driver had the “last clear chance” and will be responsible. In fact, Nicholas A. Parr has won difficult last clear chance trials even when the pedestrian was not in a crosswalk. Nicholas A. Parr is an experienced Baltimore pedestrian accident lawyer. He has helped pedestrians who have been hit by cars recover for there injuries including medical expenses, lost wages, pain, suffering and inconvenience. Nicholas A. Parr is the Baltimore pedestrian lawyer you need if you have been hit by a car.

Causes of Pedestrian Accidents

Pedestrian accidents are extremely common especially in a busy city like Baltimore. Nicholas A. Parr is an experienced Baltimore pedestrian accident and has handled many large and small cases where clients were his by cars. He makes it his mission to stand up for pedestrians whose lives where devastated by careless drivers. Often, it is simply the failure of a motorist to obey traffic signals. In many cases, distracted drivers are on there cell phone at a stop and do not look up before accelerating.. A common cause of pedestrian injuries is when cars fail to stop at crosswalks. Frequently drivers will make turns without realizing the pedestrian has the walk sign. In addition, pedestrian accidents occur when drivers lose control and jump the curb.  School children and other bus passengers are extremely vulnerable to being hit by cars.

Assessing the Damage

Cars, trucks, motorcycles, and SUVs can cause severe bodily harm or death because pedestrian are totally exposed. Injured pedestrians may suffer catastrophic injuries requiring extensive medical treatment and possibly resulting in permanent injuries. Insurance companies will try to minimize the amount your injury claim is worth. Hiring an experienced Baltimore pedestrian accident lawyer is essential.

Proving Entitlement

Representing people hit by cars can be complicated. Insurance companies try to claim that pedestrians contributed to the accident by crossing when it was not safe. Nicholas A. Parr is an experienced Baltimore pedestrian lawyer. He has won cases where the insurance company tries to blame the pedestrian. He won a case where a client was crossing the street outside of a crosswalk, in dark clothes, at night. He has successfully argued case where the drive had the “last clear chance” to avoid hitting the pedestrian. In addition, he will make sure the other vehicle’s personal injury protection pays for your medical bills upfront if possible.

 

If you have been hit by a car while crossing the street contact us immediately. Nicholas A. Parr is an experienced Maryland pedestrian accident lawyer and he will fight for full compensation for your case.

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