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When can a pedestrian be at fault in a car accident?

Posted on April 14, 2015 10:48 am under Pedestrian Accident

Pedestrian accidents account for several cases of injurious, sometimes even fatal car-related incidents across the state. Oftentimes, drivers are found at fault in pedestrian accidents for different reasons, such as recklessness, speeding, OUI, or distracted driving. In some instances, however, pedestrians could also be found at fault in a pedestrian-car accident.

Although pedestrians are generally granted the right-of-way, some cases can make them liable for a car accident:

  • Jaywalking, or crossing outside a marked or unmarked crosswalk
  • Crossing the street while intoxicated
  • Walking in areas where only motor vehicles are allowed (causeways, highways, and bridges)
  • Crossing on a crosswalk but against the traffic signal

If you have been involved in an injurious pedestrian incident in Wisconsin, our team of personal injury attorneys at Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ® are willing to look into your situation to see if it qualifies you for a claim. Call us at (414) 271-0900 for a free initial assessment of your case.