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Frederick, Maryland Pedestrian Accident Lawyers 

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When a vehicle strikes a pedestrian, the result is often catastrophic. Pedestrians have no way to shield themselves from the impact of an accident, which can cause devastating injuries such as broken bones, lacerations, and brain injury – even paralysis or death in some cases.

If you or a loved one was injured in a pedestrian accident, reach out to Metzger Wickersham's experienced attorneys for help. We are here to help explain your rights and explore potential ways of recovering compensation for your injuries. As an established firm that has serviced clients since 1888, our pedestrian accident lawyers in Frederick, Maryland are equipped with our firm’s cumulative wisdom and experience to apply to your claim.

With our assistance, achieving a meaningful recovery to help you move forward is possible. Reach out to us today to request a free initial consultation.

Get started by contacting us online or by calling (888) 286-2850 now.

Does a Pedestrian Always Have the Right of Way?

One of the common defenses against a pedestrian accident lawsuit is that the pedestrian didn’t have the right of way. While it’s true that pedestrians don’t always have the right of way on the road, that doesn’t mean drivers don’t owe them a duty of care. Anytime a pedestrian is on the road – whether they should be there or not – drivers must exercise reasonable care to avoid striking them.

Drivers must pay attention to the road ahead of them, what’s going on in established crosswalks, and obey all traffic laws. When a driver is aware of pedestrians around them, they must exercise even greater caution to avoid a collision.

While pedestrians have some responsibility for their own safety, drivers who exhibit negligence that causes a collision may be mostly or completely liable for a pedestrian’s injuries. That means they, or their insurance company, have to pay for the awarded damages.

When Should I File a Pedestrian Accident Claim?

You should speak with an attorney about filing a pedestrian accident as soon as possible after receiving emergency medical treatment. The personal injury statute of limitations in Maryland is three years, which means you have a limited time to investigate and file your claim.

By taking action as soon as possible, you can protect your potential recovery. Even if three years sounds like a lot of time to get started, consider that evidence and memories of the accident can become lost or faded over time. The best time to begin your pedestrian accident claim is as soon as possible!

How Can I Prove the Driver Was Negligent?

Proving a driver’s negligence is key to your pedestrian accident injury claim. Accidents happen, but they rarely happen without negligence playing a role. When this is the case, injured parties or their relatives may initiate legal action to seek compensation from the responsible party.

You may have a pedestrian accident claim if:

  • The driver was texting or otherwise driving while distracted
  • The driver was falling asleep or fatigued at the wheel
  • The driver was under the influence of alcohol or drugs
  • The driver was speeding or drove too fast for the prevailing conditions
  • The driver failed to stop at a stop sign or red light
  • The driver failed to check for pedestrians
  • The driver violated any other traffic laws
  • The driver engaged in needlessly reckless or aggressive driving behavior such as road rage

Discuss what happened with one of our pedestrian accident lawyers in Frederick, Maryland. We can help you evaluate your claim and assess if a driver’s negligence may have significantly contributed to causing the accident.

Contact Us for a Free Consultation

We at Metzger Wickersham offer free initial consultations to those who were injured in vehicle-on-pedestrian accidents. We understand the severe injuries and life consequences that can result from pedestrians harmed in these incidents, and it’s our goal to help them pursue the maximum possible compensation for their claim.

To get started now, contact us online and tell us you’re interested in setting up your free initial consultation.


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