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Pedestrian knockdown accidents invariably occur as a result of negligent drivers who are distracted and/or speeding. These accidents often result in major injuries or death. There are several types of pedestrian knockdown cases, including:
- pedestrian knockdown while crossing street
- pedestrian knockdown while walking along roadway
- pedestrian knockdown while walking on sidewalk
- pedestrian knockdown while walking in parking lot
- bicyclist knockdown
Where a pedestrian is crossing the street within a crosswalk, whether marked or unmarked, the driver is required to yield the right-of-way to the pedestrian. Crossing outside the crosswalk is not prohibited, but rather the issue that needs to be assessed is whether the pedestrian exercised reasonable care for their safety while crossing the street.
An injured pedestrian generally must file for no-fault benefits (i.e., for related medical bills and loss of earnings) within 30 days after the accident, from the insurance company of the vehicle that struck the pedestrian. Time is often of the essence, as the injured pedestrian often does not know the identity of the insurance company of the vehicle that struck them.
There are some sharp differences in handling a pedestrian knockdown case, as compared to an ordinary accident involving only motor vehicles. Jason Shapiro, founder of Shapiro Law Offices, PLLC, discusses in his textbook, The Lawyers' Guide to Personal Injury Law, the many facets involved in properly handling pedestrian knockdown accident cases. Shapiro Law Offices, PLLC has shown its level of expertise in this field by obtaining multi-million dollar recoveries for clients injured as a result of pedestrian knockdown accidents.