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Category: Pedestrian Accidents

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What Happens If I Hit a Pedestrian Jaywalking?

If you’ve been involved in an accident as a driver who hit a pedestrian, it’s essential that you know your rights and that the pedestrian is not absolved of fault simply because you were driving. While pedestrians usually have the right-of-way, there certainly are times where they can be at fault when it comes to […]

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What Happens if You Leave the Scene of a Car Accident?

Leaving the scene of an accident can carry severe penalties, especially if anyone is injured in the incident. Severe injuries can change misdemeanor charges into felony charges. When it comes to dealing with such situations, consulting with the team at Goodman Acker would be to your benefit. Learn more about charges, penalties, insurance implications, and other key […]

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Can You Go to Jail for Accidentally Hitting Someone With Your Car?

Many motorists in the US are involved in motor vehicle accidents every year. While most are vehicle to vehicle accidents, the number of those involved in car-pedestrian accidents is troubling. Driving is a huge responsibility that should be done carefully to avoid causing injury or death to pedestrians. If you hit someone, the consequences can […]

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Can Injured Pedestrians be Held at Fault for Pedestrian Accidents?

In cases of pedestrian accidents, it is very rare that the pedestrian does not sustain the most significant injuries. Drivers who are involved in pedestrian accidents rarely sustain any injuries, and if they do, their injuries are minor. However, this does not mean that drivers are always at fault for pedestrian accidents. Yes, this is often […]

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Under Michigan’s New Auto Insurance Law, Who Pays for an Injured Pedestrian’s Benefits?

While Michigan’s new auto insurance law, which will officially be enacted on July 1, impacts all drivers when it comes to insurance policies, pedestrians will be affected, too. Under Michigan’s no-fault statute, pedestrians who are injured in car accidents can collect benefits including medical expenses, lost wages for up to three years, replacement service expenses […]

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What Type of Compensation Could I Receive in a Pedestrian Accident?

In any car accident involving a pedestrian, the pedestrian is the most likely to suffer serious, if not deadly, consequences. Pedestrians lack the physical barriers and protective devices that drivers and passengers have, which makes them especially prone to major injuries in a crash. Depending on the nature of the crash, a pedestrian struck by […]

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October Is the Most Dangerous Month for Pedestrian Accidents

Across the nation, people are preparing colorful costumes and decorating their homes for the spookiest holiday of the year. Unfortunately, the scariest elements of this holiday season have nothing to do with the innocent thrills and frights of Halloween. According to Michigan Traffic Crash Facts, the month of October has seen the highest number of pedestrian-involved […]

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Pedestrian Car Accidents: How Are They Caused?

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), approximately 5,000 individuals die in traffic-related pedestrian accidents each year, several of which are caused by car crashes. In 2015, however, the number of pedestrian deaths jumped to 5,376, and 129,000 pedestrians visited emergency rooms for medical attention. Despite the fact that the total number of traffic fatalities has […]

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School Zone Accidents & Your Rights

Everyone knows how hectic school zones can be. You’ve got parents in a rush to drop off their children and then head to work. Then you’ve got the kids that live close enough to walk, running across the street to get into school on time. The commotion can be stressful on a driver, but it’s […]

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