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Can I Get Sued If I Hit a Pedestrian That is Not in the Crosswalk?

Hi I'm Riah Greathouse owner of great house trial law hitting a pedestrian is a terrifying situation for everyone involved without the exterior protection of an automobile pedestrians can have severe injuries if they are in a car accident however it is sometimes unclear about the legal ramifications of hitting a pedestrian who is not obeying the traffic laws so can you get sued if you hit a pedestrian that is not in the crosswalk pedestrians may sometimes cross the road outside of a crosswalk or enter without the signal to go a driver may not see the pedestrian and only notice that they have a green light causing a collision in the city of atlanta this happens far too often if the pedestrian is not in the crosswalk when they are hit the pedestrian will still have a good chance of winning their case as long as they paid attention to the road and did not run into the street or otherwise try to beat the traffic they may end up filing and winning a lawsuit there is a doctrine called the last clear chance doctrine if you had the last clear chance to miss the pedestrian but because of negligence failed to do so you may still be liable even if the pedestrian was not in the crosswalk with all that in mind be sure to constantly look at your surroundings when driving around in the city pedestrians may be unpredictable and have a much higher risk of being injured if they are hit by a car if you are injured one of the most essential things to do is to consult with an attorney who can help you work with insurance companies and investigate the responsible party you can connect with us online at or by phone at (404) 599-9999.

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