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Morgantown Pedestrian Accident Attorneys

The Dangers of Clarksburg Pedestrian Injury Cases

Researchers have found that car accidents involving pedestrians are getting more and more dangerous—resulting in death or serious injury more often than ever before.

The worst accidents tend to happen at night, near the entrances to highways, or when the pedestrian was jaywalking. Even if that was the case, however, drivers are always responsible for watching the road and keeping those around them safe.

Were you injured in an accident as a pedestrian in Morgantown or Clarksburg? Call (304) 244-4433 to speak with our knowledgeable pedestrian accident lawyers today.

What To Do After an Accident

If you were a pedestrian involved in an accident, it’s possible that you will need urgent medical attention and be unable to record information about the other parties involved. If you or a nearby friend are able, however, there are steps you should take to ensure your safety and your chances of recovering damages for any medical costs.

Here are some things to remember if you are hit by a vehicle as a pedestrian:

  • Move to safety, if able
  • Do not apologize or admit fault
  • Try to calm yourself; do not become aggressive with the driver involved
  • Call the police, even if you don’t think you are seriously injured
  • Ask the driver to wait for the police
  • Record a license plate number and vehicle information—especially in a hit and run
  • Take photos of the car, the street, and any injuries you have
  • Speak to a lawyer once you are safe

Determining Liability

Several parties may be found at fault for an accident involving a pedestrian. The drivers of any vehicles involved, individuals responsible for road or view obstructions, or bartenders who fail to cut off a drunk driver may be found liable. The pedestrian may also be found to be partly at fault if they were distracted or jaywalking. However, under West Virginia law, this will not prevent a pedestrian from receiving damages unless they are considered to be more at fault than any other party.

Ask an experienced lawyer from Shaffer Madia Law to represent you in your Morgantown personal injury claim. Contact our offices in Clarksburg and Morgantown at (304) 244-4433.

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