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Crosswalk Accident Lawsuits & Settlements

Drivers are required to yield the right-of-way to pedestrians who are legally crossing the street. Whether on a sidewalk, in a crosswalk, walking, or running, pedestrians are extremely vulnerable and at risk of being injured. When drivers fail to use caution and crash into a pedestrian, the victim is often left with serious injuries, mounting medical bills, the inability to work, and pain and suffering.

Legal Rights of Victims of Pedestrian Accidents

Davis Law Group has represented numerous pedestrian accident victims & families of pedestrians killed by motorists since the firm was founded in 1994. Our attorneys and legal staff have the skill, knowledge, & experience necessary to achieve the best possible results for our clients & their families. 

Attorneys Chris Davis and Greg Colburn of Davis Law Group have represented some of the most serious pedestrian accident cases in Washington and have helped victims get their lives back on track after being hurt by someone else's negligence.

Exceptional Settlements and Verdicts Recovered

$415,000 for a young boy who suffered
a traumatic brain injury (TBI) after being hit by an SUV. Read More

$400,000 for a man who was badly hurt after being hit by a company
vehicle in a crosswalk. Read More

$275,000 for the family of a pedestrian who was killed after being struck by an elderly driver in an SUV. Read More

When Hiring a Lawyer May Help Your Case

Not all pedestrian accident victims need the assistance of a lawyer, but it may be in your best interests to at least discuss your case with an attorney to evaluate your options. Hiring a lawyer does not automatically mean that a lawsuit will be filed, as more often than not attorneys are able to negotiate settlements for their clients before the case goes to court.

When necessary, litigation not only serves the purpose of compensating an accident victim, but holding negligent persons and companies accountable for their actions. Lawsuits can help change the law. Successful cases can help facilitate change in awareness, behavior, and the law which may help prevent future injuries and fatalities.

Washington State & King County Pedestrian Accident Statistics

  • Each year in Washington State, pedestrian fatalities account for 12 percent to 14 percent of all fatal motor vehicle accidents. 
  • In Washington State, 60 percent of collisions are located on city streets, where people are expected to travel on foot.
  • More than 30 percent of fatal collisions are on state roads that are typically considered regional or trans-regional facilities dedicated principally to vehicular traffic and designed accordingly (Washington State DOT).
  • Highway 99 (Aurora Avenue North) was the site of 43 percent of the pedestrian accident in King County and 16 percent for Washington State as a whole during a five-year period in a recent study.

Common Causes of Pedestrian Accidents

Many reported pedestrian accidents are caused by negligent drivers who fail to yield or take proper precautions in crosswalks and other high traffic areas. These situations include:

  • Inattention: A failure by drivers to check for pedestrians in crosswalks prior to driving through them.
  • Unmarked Crosswalks: Intersections are a hotspot for pedestrian accidents---especially if there is not a clearly marked crosswalk which is synced to a traffic signal.
  • Left-Hand Turns: Three times as many people get hit by cars turning left than by cars turning right because both parties are looking elsewhere: The drivers are busy negotiating the intersection and street-crossers are looking straight ahead.
  • Right on Red: Motorists that are turning right at a right light often fail to make a complete stop and fail to see pedestrians. 
  • Dark Clothes: Nearly 50 percent of all pedestrian accidents happen on the weekends and 70 percent happen at night.
  • Turning: Drivers choosing to make turns without paying attention to their surroundings.

BREAKING: Fatal Pedestrian Accident in Auburn, WA

Did the Department of Corrections (DOC) fail to properly supervise the man responsible for a fatal pedestrian crash in Auburn that tragically took the life of an innocent woman?

According to news reports, the man responsible for hitting and killing 44-year-old Rachella Partman with his car was an ex-convict who was supposed to be in a community supervision program. Read More On Our Blog 

 

Client Reviews of Davis Law Group, P.S.

Mother of Pedestrian Accident Victim
Written by: Denise G

I love Chris and his staff they are very compassionate, they explain ever step of the process and they answer all your questions with understandable responses. Thank you Chris and staff for being in our corner.

★ ★ ★ ★ ★

Date published: 06/08/2013
5 / 5 stars
Chris Davis
Top-rated, award-winning, civil litigation attorney practicing wrongful death & serious injury law in Seattle.