The rights of pedestrians in roadways in and outside of crosswalks, involves a complicated mixture of various motor vehicle statutes. If you or a family member has ever been hit by a car you should consult with an experienced personal injury attorney to learn more about your legal rights and the potential for a financial settlement with the driver.
Founded in 1920, Sasscer, Clagett & Bucher is the oldest law firm in Prince George’s County. All of the partners at the firm have an AV Rating*, the highest ratings available under the Martindale-Hubbell’s Peer Review Rating System. We have more than 200 years of collective legal experience and have recovered millions of dollars for our clients.
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Our Upper Marlboro pedestrian accidents attorneys will examine the facts of every case, “big” or “small.” Insurance companies often take a hard line in pedestrian accidents and obtaining legal representation is invaluable.
Consult with a personal injury lawyer before accepting a settlement.
It is always wise to consult a knowledgeable personal injury lawyer before accepting a settlement or providing a statement about an accident. Maryland pedestrian laws are quite complex. Pedestrians have many rights that can strengthen an argument for recovering a higher settlement amount than originally offered.
Maryland pedestrian laws are complicated.
For example, Maryland law protects pedestrians in unmarked or implied crosswalk. If a sidewalk reaches an intersection and continues on the other side of the street, pedestrians may cross the street as if there were a crosswalk even though nothing is physically painted on the street.
Your insurance company may try to deny your claim. Consult with an attorney.
Insurance companies often deny claims by pedestrians arguing that the pedestrian was outside of a crosswalk or darted into the roadway. Our attorneys have successfully defeated these defenses in court. This is why it is extremely important to discuss your case with a knowledgeable attorney before accepting a settlement.