What happens if a pedestrian causes an accident?
Motorists in Alabama must yield the right-of-way to pedestrians in a crosswalk. However, if a pedestrian crosses an intersection in Huntsville against a light, the pedestrian may have contributed to the accident and be ineligible to receive compensation from the motorist. In Alabama, if a pedestrian contributed even partly to an accident, the pedestrian may not be able to claim damages from the driver. The insurance companies will give weight to the police findings in determining fault in an accident. The fault in a pedestrian accident is often disputed. It is important not to merely accept the first offer made by insurance companies. You may be entitled to much more. It is also important to consult an attorney to properly preserve your claims so they will not be barred by the statute of limitations. Having a proven lawyer presenting evidence to the insurance adjuster supporting your account of the accident can make all the difference in the outcome.
If you or a loved one have been injured or killed in a pedestrian accident, then you should contact the Huntsville pedestrian injury attorneys of Morris, King & Hodge, P.C., for a free and confidential consultation. We can help you recover compensation for the injuries you sustained in the accident.