Do Pedestrians Always Have The Right of Way? Washington State Law

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In Washington State pedestrian's right of way is not infallible. Even the best designed roads and intersections require caution and judgment at all times to remain safe. Drivers and pedestrians are expected to use due care at all times. Most motor vehicles are large and fast moving, while pedestrians are often difficult to see. It isn't enough to know that you have the right of way over someone else. You have to remain constantly observant, aware, and conscious of what is going on around you at all times. If you step off the curb in front of a speeding car on the grounds that you're "in the right," you could end up in the hospital (or worse) as well as later discovering that you were at least partially negligent for causing the harm.  If you have been in a pedestrian accident you should contact an attorney to discuss your legal rights. 

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