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.

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.

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.

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.

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If you have questions about a claim resulting from an accident, call 301-627-5500 or e-mail our office to arrange a consultation with one of our personal injury lawyers. We serve clients throughout Maryland from offices in Upper Marlboro and La Plata.