Pedestrian Accident Attorney in Mobile
About Pedestrian Accidents
Pedestrian accidents often result in severe injuries to the pedestrian victims involved. As with other types of traffic or
car accidents, it is critical to accurately determine how the accident occurred. A
Mobile personal injury attorney can assist you with your case from the very beginning. Typical issues to attempt to resolve when analyzing a pedestrian accident include:
- First contact positions
- Vehicle speed
- Pedestrian Kinematics
- Driver and pedestrian strategy
- Driver and pedestrian tactics
- Possible suicide or homicide
In nearly all car-pedestrian accidents, there is a question raised regarding the positions of the pedestrian and the car when contact first occurred. This often suggests culpability on the part of the driver or may indicate poor risk perception on the part of the pedestrian.
In some cases it is also important to have an understanding of how the pedestrian was positioned to the car when struck. An issue is nearly always raised regarding the speed of the vehicle involved in the collision. This, of course, could suggest culpability or negligence on the part of the driver. Occasionally, the speed of the pedestrian is an issue-that is, whether the pedestrian was running or walking at the time of the accident.
Driver and pedestrian strategy in handling Alabama pedestrian accident cases involves other issues such as position on the road and pedestrian conspicuousness or the decisions drivers and pedestrians make before perceiving any hazard that may influence their chances to avoid an accident.
Driver and pedestrian tactics relate to what drivers and pedestrians do when a hazard has been perceived. Proper interpretation and prompt reaction to the hazard may influence the likelihood of accident avoidance. Typical evasive tactics of the driver include braking and steering.
As in any traffic accident investigation, there is much to be gained from inspecting the road and vehicle(s) involved. In addition, the injuries that may be expected in pedestrian accidents can also be quite helpful in explaining how the accident happened. They are discussed in this topic. Scene documentation techniques for a vehicle-pedestrian accident are the same as for any traffic accident. These are discussed in several topics of the Manual, which should be consulted if you are unfamiliar with them. Similarly, vehicle inspections involve essentially the same techniques as for any accident and are also discussed in other topics.
If you have been injured in a pedestrian accident, contact an Alabama Pedestrian Accident Attorney at McAleer Law for aggressive legal representation.