My Husband Died From A Pedestrian Accident. What Should I Do?
If your husband has passed away as a result of an accident, you will understand that no amount of money will bring your husband back. However, you still deserve compensation for the emotional pain and suffering you have experienced. It is important to consult with a pedestrian accident attorney who can help you gather evidence necessary to seek compensation for the loss of your husband.
Why Pedestrian Accidents Are Often Fatal?
Pedestrians usually do not have helmets or anything else protecting them from an accident. Therefore, the results of an accident in which a pedestrian is hit can often be horrific. Pedestrian accident attorneys, such as those found at Payer Law, often defend the spouses of deceased pedestrians after an accident.
When a pedestrian accident leads to a fatality, the spouse or children of the victim may seek compensation for any damages that were experienced in addition to the value of the lost life. In order for a driver to be held responsible for the accident, the driver would need to fail to exercise care that would be expected by a reasonably cautious driver.
For a pedestrian accident, fault can be easy to establish. The driver may have been speeding. The driver may have run a red light. The driver may have been on his or her cell phone. When it is established why the motorist was not being cautious, this can be used as evidence that the motorist was responsible for the accident.
In some cases, there may even be legal penalties for the motorist. For example, if the motorist was driving recklessly, driving under the influence or was responsible for a hit and run, he or she may face criminal charges.
Considering The Fault Of The Pedestrian
It is very rare that a driver who kills a pedestrian is completely blameless. In some circumstances, the pedestrian is partially at fault and this may lead to only partial compensation. For instance, if your husband walks against a “Do Not Walk” light, this can be used as evidence that your husband was partially at fault for the accident.