In a car centric society, pedestrian accidents are a serious problem. No matter the circumstance, the pedestrian always gets hurt. Be it walking in a crosswalk, on a sidewalk, or in a walkway, pedestrians are usually victims to motor vehicles because the driver is not watching out for them.
Issues that come up in these cases are many. Was the pedestrian in the crosswalk? How long was the person in the crosswalk before they were struck? How much light was outside? What was the pedestrian wearing? Why didn’t the pedestrian wait for the car to pass? Why did pedestrian walk into the street when it was not safe?
The attorneys at the Law Offices of Ara Jabagchourian, P.C. employ different types of experts in these cases to help explain many of these issues. Experts in human factors and lighting are used. As are experts in road design and crosswalk safety.