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Pedestrian Accident Legal Resources

Research the laws and legal issues that may affect your personal injury case if you were hit by a car, truck, bus, or other type of vehicle. If you still have questions about your case, contact the award-winning pedestrian accident attorneys at Davis Law Group, P.S. by calling (206) 727-4000 or using the contact form on our website.
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  • Accident Report: Pedestrian Struck by Moving Vehicle July 24, 2007, pedestrian struck by vehicle on the corner of 1st Ave and Yesler Way in Seattle. Pedestrian sustained a multitude of injuries
  • Accident Report: Pedestrian Struck on 1st Ave near Pine Street A pedestrian was struck on a crosswalk near 1st Ave and Pine St by a four-door Toyota pickup truck.
  • Accident Report: SE 208th Street Pedestrian Struck A pedestrian walking eastbound on the sidewalk of SE 208th Street was struck by a car pulling out of a parking lot and knocked unconscious.
  • RCW 46.04.160 Crosswalk Crosswalk means the portion of the roadway between the intersection area and a prolongation or connection of the farthest sidewalk line or in the event there are no sidewalks then between the intersection area and a line ten feet therefrom, except as modified by a marked crosswalk.
  • WAC 504-14-940 Pedestrians When traffic control signals are not in place or not in operation at pedestrian crossings, a vehicle must yield the right of way, by slowing down or stopping, when the pedestrian in the crossing is upon the same half of the roadway as the vehicle, or when the pedestrian is approaching so closely from the opposite half of the roadway as to be in danger.
  • RCW 46.61.235 - Crosswalk Law For Pedestrians In Washington The Revised Code of Washington (RCW) 46.61.235 states that the operator of an approaching vehicle shall stop and remain stopped to allow a pedestrian or bicycle to cross
  • RCW 46.61.240 Crossing at other than crosswalks Every pedestrian crossing a roadway at any point other than within a marked crosswalk or within an unmarked crosswalk at an intersection shall yield the right of way to all vehicles upon the roadway.
  • RCW 46.61.261 Sidewalks, crosswalks -- Pedestrians, bicycles. The driver of a vehicle shall yield the right of way to any pedestrian or bicycle on a sidewalk. The rider of a bicycle shall yield the right of way to a pedestrian on a sidewalk or crosswalk.
  • SMC 11.40.160 Crossing intersection diagonally - Seattle Municipal Code No pedestrian shall cross a roadway intersection diagonally unless authorized by official traffic-control devices; and, when authorized to cross diagonally, pedestrians shall cross only in accordance with the official traffic-control devices pertaining to such crossing movements. (RCW 46.61.240(4)) (Ord. 108200 Section 2(11.40.160), 1979.)
  • SMC 11.40.180 Standard of care for drivers of motor vehicles - Seattle Municipal Code The driver of a vehicle approaching a pedestrian who is carrying a cane predominantly white in color (with or without a red tip) or using a guide dog shall take all necessary precautions to avoid injury to such pedestrian.
  • SMC 11.40.220 Walking on sidewalk - Seattle Municipal Code Where there are sidewalks provided, no pedestrian shall move along and upon an adjacent roadway. Where sidewalks are provided but wheelchair access is not available, disabled persons may move along and upon an adjacent roadway until they reach an access point in the sidewalk. (Ord. 115323 Section 4, 1990: Ord. 108200 Section 2(11.40.220), 1979.)
  • SMC 11.40.240 Walking in roadway - Seattle Municipal Code Where sidewalks are not provided any pedestrian moving along and upon a street shall, when practicable, move only on the left side of the roadway or its shoulder facing traffic which may approach from the opposite direction and upon meeting an oncoming vehicle shall move clear of the roadway. (Ord. 115323 Section 5, 1990: Ord. 108200 Section 2(11.40.240), 1979.)

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