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Burlington Pedestrian Struck While Crossing Street

What Happened

According to police a man was struck by a vehicle when he attempted to cross a roadway in Burlington, North Carolina (NC) on February 17, 2012.

The accident took place in the 700 block of Huffman Mill Road. The pedestrian was struck by a northbound vehicle, and taken to Alamance Regional Medical Center with personal injuries.

Police have not released any further details

The North Carolina Personal Injury Lawyer

If you are unfortunate enough to be involved in a pedestrian accident, which was not your fault, then you may be entitled to make a personal injury compensation claim. If you are knocked down on the pavement by a moving vehicle, or struck by a vehicle when you are on a pedestrian crossing, you are likely to have a very strong claim. This does not however mean if you were struck outside of a crosswalk you have a weak claim. There are few things to keep in mind to determine the strength of a possible claim. The first thing to know about a personal injury claim is exactly that fact; it is a personal injury claim. There must be a legitimate injury involved, a near miss is not worthy of pursuing a claim. The second factor needed to be proved is negligence; the injury must result from negligence of the driver. When drivers have an unobstructed view and can see a pedestrian in the road way at a distance, they must take the duty of care towards pedestrians. If a driver can prove that he was not negligent behind the wheel, the claim will most likely fail. The last factor is liability; the cause of the accident may not always be obvious. In most situations there is only one party to place the blame on; however it is possible for more than one factor to contribute to the accident.

If you have been injured in a pedestrian accident we strongly urge you to contact a North Carolina (NC) personal injury lawyer to discuss your legal options. If the evidence surrounding your accident proves that you were a victim of negligence, there may be a strong case for a personal injury claim. We have established an excellent track record and delivered many clients the restitution they deserve.

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