Pedestrian Accidents Lawyers in Charlotte
Serving Mecklenburg County Residents for Nearly 40 Years
Accidents where motor vehicles collide with pedestrians often result in serious injury. Even at low speeds, vehicles can cause pedestrians a great deal of harm and potentially prevent victims from being able to assist in providing information about what happened. At Price, Petho & Associates P.L.L.C., we understand pedestrian automobile accidents. Since 1979, our Charlotte personal injury lawyers have successfully litigated and settled thousands of these claims.
Call Price, Petho & Associates P.L.L.C. today for a free consultation about your Mecklenburg County pedestrian accident case. Dial (704) 850-6322.
North Carolina Pedestrian Accident Laws
If it can be demonstrated that the pedestrian was contributorily negligent in causing the accident, North Carolina law can bar them from any recovery. Pedestrians are charged with the duty to “see what ought to be seen,” meaning that they are expected to look for vehicles before entering or crossing a roadway. This means that if an automobile insurance company can prove any degree of fault on the part of the injured pedestrian, they will not have to cover damages.
To demonstrate the fault of a driver while showing the lack of pedestrian fault, it is important to show that:
- The motor vehicle operator was negligent, meaning they failed to use ordinary care
- The driver failed to obey a safety statute, keep a proper lookout, or keep their vehicle under proper control to avoid striking the pedestrian
- Negligence was a cause of the collision
- The pedestrian was not negligent
How We Can Help
With nearly 40 years practicing law in North Carolina, the team at Price, Petho & Associates P.L.L.C. has the knowledge and experience necessary to avoid the potential pitfalls in these types of cases. Time is of the essence in gathering evidence. Once hired, our firm works hard to investigate pedestrian accidents by gathering witness statements, taking photographs, and performing accident reconstructions. Our firm’s early involvement in these types of cases is critical in achieving a successful outcome.
Speak with the Charlotte personal injury attorneys at Price, Petho & Associates P.L.L.C. today to learn more about your case. Call (704) 850-6322.