Personal Injury Attorneys Handling Pedestrian Accident Cases In Prince George's County, Anne Arundel County, Charles County, Baltimore, and in the Maryland, Washington, DC, Metro area.


Collisions involving pedestrians and vehicles are often very serious incidents, resulting in significant injury to the pedestrian. Whether the accident involves an automobile, bicycle, motorcycle, or commercial/transit truck—the victim must establish that the driver involved was negligent in the operation of his or her vehicle.

Pedestrians are not obligated to avoid negligent drivers. They have the right to walk on sidewalks, in designated walking areas near a street or intersection, through crosswalks and in parking lots without worrying about being struck by a vehicle.

If a pedestrian has followed all rules outlined in roadways to accommodate those not using vehicles, then the driver may be at fault.

Frequently Asked Questions: Car Accidents

A pedestrian accident may be caused by a negligent driver if:

  • The driver is distracted by a passenger or a phone call

  • The driver fails to notice a pedestrian “walk” signal

  • The driver does not see that a crosswalk is occupied and does not stop accordingly

  • The driver fails to signal a turn

  • The driver miscalculates hazardous road or weather conditions

  • The driver is texting while driving

  • The driver ignores crossing signals or school zone signs

  • The driver chooses to drive while impaired



Every second after an accident like this occurs is crucial. That’s why if you or a loved one has been impacted by a loss or set-back due to a negligent driver, you can rely on the experience and skill of the Potter Burnett Law Pride to handle these matters for you while you take the time to recover.



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