Weird Places for Pedestrian Accidents

Pedestrian accidents don’t just happen on roadways and in parking lots. People get hit by cars in some of the most unexpected place, even inside their own homes. While it may seem like a freak accident, the injuries can be serious, and you can still seek compensation. Although there may not be much you can do to predict and avoid getting hit by a car in the most unlikely locations, you can seek help from an experienced accident attorney.

At the Park

Parks and playgrounds aren’t places you should have to worry about getting hit by a car, or worry about your children getting hit, but it happens. Driver negligence is often involved, but sometimes there is another cause such as the driver having a health event while driving. In either case, your case may fall under premises liability if the placement of the park or playground made it likely that a vehicle could drive into the area and proper barriers were not in place.

At Your Mailbox

Checking your mail can be such a habitual event, and it may seem very safe. It’s also easy to get distracted by what you find in the mailbox. Even if you live on a quiet road, always be on the lookout for speeding vehicles with drivers who are too busy looking at their phone to look for people.

In Your Back Yard

Of all places, your yard should be safe from traffic, but that’s not always the case. And, your privacy fence may make you feel like it’s your own little bubble, but it won’t do much to stop an out-of-control vehicle from crashing in. It’s rare, but there are many ways that vehicles can wind up flying into your back yard. Speeding, reckless drivers, vehicle malfunctions are among them. Drunk drivers, well you never know where they’ll wind up. And police chases often end in strange places and take out innocent bystanders along the way.

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