Pedestrians are a particularly vulnerable segment of traffic, which is why motorists must yield to people crossing the street or crossing the paths of automobiles. As with any other traffic accident, liability for pedestrian accidents is based on negligence. Although motorists do tend to take the blame for many accidents of this type, pedestrians can still be liable under a doctrine called “contributory negligence.
Just like pedestrian accidents, bicycle accidents can have severe effects on many aspects of your life. Bicyclists are typically not as protected as a car driver and are more likely to be severely hurt.Boating Accidents
When the weather heats up across the United States, the waterways also fill up. Ponds, lakes, rivers, harbors, and seas are crowded with recreational boaters, sailors, and swimmers, all eager to take to the water for a little fun in the sun. But it’s important to remember that recreational boat accidents happen more often that you may imagine.
In fact, the U.S. Coast Guard counted 4,158 accidents that involved 626 deaths, 2,613 injuries and approximately $42 million dollars of damage to property as a result of recreational boating accidents in 2015 alone. Whether negligence stems from improper operation, inexperienced operator or operating the boat under the influence of drugs and or alcohol, you may be entitled to compensation.Schedule a Free Initial Consultation.
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