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Glen Burnie Pedestrian Injury Lawyer

Glen Burnie, Maryland Pedestrian Injury Lawyer

Protecting the Rights of Injured Pedestrians in Maryland

People crossing the street are a common sight in Anne Arundel County. These people become victims in pedestrian collisions when they are struck by negligent drivers. Victims of pedestrian accidents suffer terrible injuries that go uncompensated when insurance companies deny responsibility.

Representation by a Glen Burnie, Maryland pedestrian injury attorney should be sought if you suffered an injury due to a driver’s negligence while walking down the street. The attorneys at Portner & Shure, P.A. have been representing victims of pedestrian accidents for more than 25 years. For a free consultation, call us at (410) 421-7447 or contact us online.

Maryland Laws Regarding Pedestrian Claims

Maryland State law regulates the manner in which a person is supposed to drive their vehicle. Maryland law requires a driver to stop at intersections or crosswalks if a pedestrian is present. Drivers are also required to stop for traffic signals and at stops signs. Maryland law also imposes restrictions on pedestrians to promote their own safety, such as prohibiting pedestrians from entering a crosswalk if a “do not walk” signal is illuminated.

Injuries & Damages in Pedestrian Accident Cases

Pedestrian accidents involve collisions between people and automobiles.

These collisions produce a variety of severe injuries such as:

  • Back injuries
  • Broken ribs
  • Concussion
  • Brain injuries
  • Spinal cord injuries

Due to the severity of these injuries, victims of pedestrian collisions require emergency medical treatment and extensive rehabilitative care such as physical therapy. Many victims of pedestrian collisions often find themselves facing bankruptcy due to due to the high cost of their medical treatment. Victims of pedestrian collisions can seek financial compensation for the cost of their medical care, lost wages, and the pain and suffering they endured as a result of their injuries.

Litigating a Pedestrian Accident Case

When a person files a lawsuit in Maryland, they have to prove their case by a preponderance of the evidence, i.e., 51%, in order to win. A victim of a pedestrian collision must prove that the automobile driver caused the collision and caused their injuries. Meeting this burden can be difficult due to several legal defenses available under Maryland law.

Defenses in Pedestrian Accident Cases

Insurance companies retain aggressive defense attorneys to defend pedestrian lawsuits. These attorneys frequently argue that a pedestrian is barred from recovering on the basis of contributory negligence or assumption of risk. The defense of contributory negligence bars a victim from recovering if evidence is produced showing that the victim’s own negligence contributed to the accident and their injuries. Similar to contributory negligence, the defense of assumption of risk bars a victim from recovering if evidence is produced indicating the victim had knowledge of a risk of potential harm, appreciated the risk, and voluntarily undertook an action despite the risk.

Why Hire Portner & Shure, P.A.?

Cases involving a pedestrian accident are often legally complex and vigorously defended by insurance companies. Getting representation by an aggressive Glen Burnie, Maryland pedestrian injury attorney should be at the top of your to-do list. The dedicated attorneys at Portner & Shure, P.A. have spent 25 years litigating difficult cases and obtaining favorable results for victims of pedestrian collisions. Insurance companies and their attorneys know who we are and the results we obtain in court.

Portner & Shure, P.A. receives no fee unless our client obtains a settlement or judgment in court. To schedule a free consultation regarding your pedestrian accident case, call us at (410) 421-7447 or contact us online. In fact, we have obtained top awards in pedestrian accident cases throughout Maryland for victims who speak English, Spanish, Chinese (Mandarin and Cantonese), Vietnamese, and Korean.

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