I was hit by an automobile while crossing the street. Does it matter if I was not in a crosswalk?
No, you may have a claim against the driver that hit you, even if you were not in a cross walk. Driver’s have a duty to avoid negligently hitting pedestrians. Any number of factors can contribute to a compensable claim, such as whether you looked before crossing the street, was the driver of the vehicle distracted, texting, talking on the cell phone, and any number of additional factors. Keep in mind, the insurance company may try to use the fact that you were not in a cross walk to discredit your claim, so you should speak with an experienced pedestrian accident attorney about your case before talking to the insurance company. Call us today for a Free Case Evaluation.