West Virginia Pedestrian Accident Lawyers
If you are struck by a motor vehicle, you may have a significant risk of suffering from catastrophic injuries or being killed. Pedestrians that are struck by cars because of distracted or otherwise negligent drivers may suffer from fractures, paraplegia or quadriplegia, severe brain injuries, amputations and other permanently disabling injuries. At Jan Dils Attorneys at Law, we strongly believe if you the pedestrian is injured because of the careless or negligent acts of others deserve to be fairly compensated in order to be made as whole again as possible.
Proving negligence in a pedestrian accident case
In order to successfully prove another person's liability in a pedestrian accident case, the plaintiffs must be able to prove all of the following:
- The defendant owed a duty of care to the plaintiff;
- That duty was breached by the defendant;
- The plaintiff suffered harm;
- And the harm was a result of the breach of the defendant's duty.
Several parties may share some liability in a pedestrian accident. The vehicle's driver may be at fault. People who are responsible for maintaining the road may also be liable in some cases. Finally, the pedestrian himself or herself may share some blame for the accident as well.You can contact Pedestrian Accident Lawyers for gain for information.
Comparative negligence in West Virginia
One determination we at make when we first meet with our clients is whether the our client the pedestrian shares some portion of the liability. In 2015, the governor signed a new comparative negligence statute into law. Under this law, defendants are liable for the percentage of fault they have for causing an accident. If you as the pedestrian is partly to blame, your amount of recoverable damages will be reduced by the percentage of fault that is attributable to you. We will explain what this might mean if it applies to our client's particular case as Pedestrian Accident Lawyers.
To make an appointment, call Jan Dils, Attorneys at Law, L.C. "Pedestrian Accident Lawyers" toll free, 1.877.526.3457, or send us an e-mail.