Injuries that occur on or along the roadways don’t only include drivers and passengers of automobiles. Pedestrians are injured by negligent drivers as well and have similar rights and obligations as do drivers. Like drivers, pedestrians whose own negligence contributed to the occurrence may be barred from recovery. People walking on a sidewalk will have different consideration from those in crosswalks, and those not in crosswalks. Not all crosswalks are marked. Maryland law provides that crosswalks exist even where there are no markings on the street or otherwise.
An experience lawyer can help discern which pedestrian accidents are compensable and which are not. This is true even in hit-and run pedestrian collisions where the driver flees the scene.
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