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Seattle Pedestrian Accident Attorneys

Drivers often fail to pay attention to their surroundings causing pedestrian accidents or crosswalk collision. Because pedestrians are extremely vulnerable the often suffer serious, life-threatening injuries.

If you or a loved one has been seriously injured in a crosswalk accident in Washington State contact pedestrian accident attorney Chris Davis and the team at Davis Law Group at 206-727-4000 to schedule a free legal consultation.

Top-Rated Pedestrian Accident Lawyers

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You may have seen attorney Chris Davis on local or national news programs discussing the firm's high-profile cases or offering commentary on other legal issues. 

Davis Law Group has represented numerous pedestrian accident victims and families of pedestrians killed by motorists. Chris Davis is one of the most respected and recognized pedestrian accident lawyers practicing in Washington State.  

Davis is the author of the book Right of Way: The Essential Guide To Pedesitrian Accident Law in Washington State.  And Davis Law Group has been named Best Injury Law Firm in Washington State by AI Dispute Resolution Awards

Unmarked Crosswalk Accidents In Seattle

In Seattle, and other metro area cities, pedestrians have the right-of-way at any intersection—even if there is not a marked crosswalk.  According to Seattle municipal code, pedestrians are permitted to cross any intersection where two streets meet—it is as if there were a ‘virtual crosswalk’ at every corner.  An "unmarked" crosswalk is a legal crossing approximately perpendicular to the roadway that does not have painted lines or special surface material to designate the prolongation of the sidewalks of an intersecting cross street.

Particularly when you are travelling in residential areas, it is important to understand that there are unmarked crosswalks at every intersection.  Pedestrians are allowed to walk across the street at the intersection and vehicles must stop and allow them to safely cross. 

Washington Pedestrian Accident Statistics

Each year, more than 75,000 Americans are killed or injured in pedestrian accidents, either in marked crosswalks, on sidewalks, or crossing unmarked roads on foot. The following are Washington State's pedestrian accident statistics (does not include bicycle accident data) for 2016 as reported by Washington State Patrol.

  • Fatal Pedestrian Accidents - 89
  • Suspected Serious Injury Accidents - 362
  • Possible/Suspected Injury Collisions - 1,874
  • No Apparent Injury Incidents - 108
  • Total Pedestrian Accidents - 2,433

Seattle Pedestrian Accident Laws

Even with a growing presence of traffic signals, crosswalks, and sidewalks, Seattle can be a dangerous city for pedestrians.  Below is a list of pedestrian laws based on the Seattle Municipal Code (SMC).  Click the links to get more detail on each.  

Legal Rights Of Pedestrians In Washington State

Below is a list of pedestrian laws based on the Revised Code of Washington (RCW) and the Washington Administrative Code (WAC).  Click the links to get more detail on each. 

Experienced Crosswalk Accident Attorney

An experienced pedestrian accident lawyer can help you better understand your legal rights and options after an accident and help you determine the best course of action for you and your family. At Davis Law Group, our attorneys work on a contingency fee basis which means you don't owe any attorney's fees until we have successfully resolved your case. We will also review your case free of charge, with no obligation to hire us. Use the form on this page or call (206) 727-4000 to get started.