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Pedestrian Accident Lawyers in Washington State

Incidents involving pedestrians can result in severe injuries and death. When a car or truck strikes a person, they will almost always end up on the losing end of the stick. Pedestrians usually have no protection from vehicles and no notice that a traumatic event is about to happen, so they often experience serious or catastrophic injuries. Even in cases with low speeds, pedestrians can suffer permanent and debilitating injuries. Too often we hear of cases in which multiple members of families who are pedestrians are killed or seriously wounded due to driver inattention, speed, intoxication, or all three.

Common causes for pedestrian accidents include:

  • Driver inattention or speed

  • Texting while driving

  • Roadway design flaws

  • Failure to obey traffic signs and/or signals

  • Poor lighting

  • Bad weather conditions

  • Intoxication

  • Parking lot and sidewalk falls

When drivers fail to adhere to the safe operation of their vehicles pedestrians are at great risk of injury or death. Many pedestrian injuries are avoidable if both drivers and pedestrians use caution and obey safety rules. Following safety rules also applies to trip and fall injuries caused by poorly maintained walkways (see Premises Liability Section). Most pedestrian accidents are not intentional, but are caused by inattention or poor judgment on the part of negligent drivers or negligent owners/occupiers of land. Our attorneys are skilled at investigating each incident, uncovering valuable evidence, and establishing the four required elements of negligence to prove your claim (duty, breach of that duty, causation, and damages).


Contact Sherrard McGonagle Tizzano & Lind’s Bainbridge Island Office to schedule your free case evaluation. We proudly represent injury victims throughout Washington State.

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