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Were you hit by a motorist in Alabama while on foot? You have the right to pursue compensation for the injuries and losses you suffered in a pedestrian accident that was not your fault. However, insurance companies rarely make it easy for claimants to obtain the financial recovery they deserve. That’s why you should turn to an Alabama pedestrian accident lawyer from Morris, King & Hodge, P.C., for help. When your financial security is on the line, you deserve to have experienced, qualified lawyers in your corner.

Since 1966, our firm has fought for the rights and interests of injury victims throughout Alabama. We have a proven record of success at the negotiating table and in court, having recovered many million-dollar settlements and verdicts for injured people in Alabama like you. Our hard work on behalf of our clients has been recognized by the Bar Registry of Preeminent Lawyers as well as Martindale-Hubbell, which gave us its highest “AV” rating.

You need compensation and accountability. Let us help you demand it. Contact Morris, King & Hodge, P.C., today to speak with an experienced, compassionate Alabama pedestrian accident lawyer. Consultations are free, and we won’t charge a fee unless we get compensation for you.

Alabama Pedestrian Rights

Article 10 of Title 32 of the Alabama Code establishes the following rights for pedestrians in the state:

  • Pedestrians are entitled to the right-of-way when entering a marked crosswalk without traffic control signals. (32-5A-211)
  • Pedestrians have the right to expect drivers to use due care to avoid a collision, including giving a warning by sounding the horn if necessary. (32-5A-213)
  • Pedestrians should use sidewalks where available. If no sidewalk is available, they should walk along the left shoulder as far from the edge of the roadway as possible. (32-5A-215)
  • Pedestrians have the right-of-way while walking on the sidewalk. (32-5A-218)
  • Blind pedestrians carrying a walking stick or accompanied by a guide dog, or any person training a guide dog, are entitled to the right-of-way. (32-5A-220)

Common Causes and Types of Pedestrian Injuries in Alabama

Common causes of pedestrian accidents in Alabama include:

  • Speeding
  • Reckless or aggressive driving
  • Failing to yield the right-of-way
  • Passing a vehicle stopped for a pedestrian
  • Running red lights or stop signs or disregarding yield signs
  • Failing to signal or check mirrors before turning
  • Backing up or pulling out of a driveway without looking
  • Drowsy or fatigued driving
  • Drunk or drugged driving
  • Distracted driving, including texting while driving

Common types of pedestrian accidents include:

  • Intersection accidents
  • Crosswalk accidents
  • Driveway accidents
  • Parking lot and garage accidents
  • Collisions on roads lacking sidewalks