Cherry Hill Pedestrian Accident Scenarios

Pedestrian accidents happen for various reasons. For any of the following Cherry Hill pedestrian accident scenarios, contact a distinguished pedestrian accident attorney. Discussing your injuries and the details of your accident with a pedestrian accident lawyer can be helpful in your pursuit for damages.

Crosswalks

Pedestrian accidents involving crosswalks happen often. Many times, pedestrian accidents in Cherry Hill occur in crosswalks because drivers of motor vehicles are distracted or not yielding the right of way or driving at excessive speeds.

Pedestrian Accidents Involving Cars Backing Up

Pedestrian accidents happen in parking lots quite frequently. Whether it is on a private property or public property, there is no question that motor vehicles have to take reasonable steps to be alert of their surroundings particularly in parking lots because they know where the pedestrians are walking about. There is are a lot of Cherry Hill pedestrian accident scenarios in parking lots because drivers are often in a hurry or distracted or not paying attention to their surroundings and this will cause significant injury.

Unfortunately, there are a lot of local shopping areas where people are moving in and out of parking lots. There is a high number of Cherry Hill pedestrian accident scenarios involving cars backing up, particularly in parking lots. Usually, the drivers of vehicles are in a rush or not taking the time to make sure areas are clear as they back up their cars and this causes significant injuries to pedestrians.

Private Property Accidents

Regardless of location, an investigation of both public and private properties would be handled the same way. The main goals of that investigation include preserving evidence, locating any possible witnesses and reviewing facts to determine who was at fault for the accident.

 

There may be different legal issues surrounding Cherry Hill pedestrian accident scenarios at a private versus public lot with respect to giving certain notices under the law and things of that nature to a public entity. It is very important to anybody involved in a pedestrian involved in an accident to immediately contact at attorney to make sure all their rights are protected.

Exiting Parking Lots

Attorneys are involved in motor vehicle accidents caused by cars exiting Cherry Hill parking lots all the time. The rules of the road are the same. Anybody entering onto a highway from a parking lot has to make reasonable observations and cannot proceed until able or should not proceed if the car ahead is too close.

People traveling on main roads that intersect with parking lots need to be aware of the high traffic area in which vehicles are exiting the parking lot. It is a matter of sharing the road and all operators of motor vehicles whether they are on the main road or the parking lot have an obligation to be reasonable under the circumstances.

Pedestrians with No Sidewalks

Common Cherry Hill pedestrian accident scenarios include the lack of a traffic flow, where, pedestrians must share the roadway with motor vehicles and vice versa. There may be times when somebody is walking along a roadway with no sidewalks. Motor vehicles need to be aware of these situations. The drivers of motor vehicles need to be alert for these types of circumstances and respect pedestrians on the roadway. The rules of the road insist there are mutual responsibilities of pedestrians and operators of motor vehicles, as both must share the road.

Right Turn on Red Accidents

Attorneys are involved in many Cherry Hill pedestrian accident scenarios after a pedestrian was struck by a car was turning on a red while the pedestrian was crossing. Motor vehicle operators have a responsibility before they turn right on red to make sure that the area is clear before they make that turn. Pedestrians who have the right of way at a stop need to be very mindful of cars turning right into their path of travel and also need to be alert but certainly, the driver of the motor vehicle has to be very vigilant in taking observations before proceeding to make a right-hand turn on a red.

Left Turn Accidents

In many Cherry Hill pedestrian accident scenarios, the pedestrian is injured while crossing a street. Motor vehicles, before they make a left and cross an intersection, have the obligation to make sure the area is safe and there is no immediate hazard. A pedestrian crossing the roadway also has a responsibility to make sure the area is safe as they proceed across. Both have mutual responsibilities which respect to safety. However, there is a potential for the driver of a vehicle to accelerate at a much quicker pace, causing a lot more damage in striking a pedestrian.

Public Transportation

Pedestrian accidents can involve not only a school bus but public transportation buses as well as charter buses. Anytime there is an injury between a pedestrian and a bus, the injuries tend to be more significant. However, the law may apply differently to the type of bus it is. For example, a school bus or a public bus may have some protections of the law because they are related to a public entity.

Anybody who has been involved in an accident as a pedestrian with a bus should take immediate steps to contact an experienced attorney who can protect their rights because public entity on buses has certain notice requirements and other hurdles, legal hurdles that must be protected.

Cherry Hill pedestrian accident scenarios involving charter buses can be different in a sense that an individual may not have those legal hurdles, but an accident involving a bus will have the same elements of proof but could be different types of notice or other legal requirements depending on the type of entity involved.

Bus Stops

Our attorneys are involved in numerous pedestrian accidents at public bus stops or with public buses. Public bus drivers are trained on how to properly stop, how to load passengers and unload passengers and to make sure that the area is safe before proceeding. Typical bus stop injuries can be sustained from getting onto a bus or exiting a bus because the bus driver moved the vehicle too soon or parked the vehicle or stopped the vehicle in an inappropriate location and exposed the pedestrian to dangers.

Stop Signs

Pedestrian accident attorneys have been involved in countless accidents involving pedestrians at stop signs because drivers of motor vehicles fail to yield to stop or fail to yield to the pedestrian attempting to cross at the intersection. Stop signs are like any other traffic signal, they must be followed not only by pedestrians but by drivers and who arrive at stop signs need to have a heightened sense of responsibility particularly on a high pedestrian traffic area.