Yesterday I had the pleasure of being briefly interviewed by Simi Sara who was filling in for Mike Smyth on CKNW to discuss the issue of fault following collisions with pedestrians. In short, when a pedestrian is struck motorists are not automatically at fault for the collision. The law requires both pedestrians and motorists to be reasonable when using the roadway in looking out for each other. The determination of fault in an injury lawsuit goes beyond looking at who had the right of way at the time of the accident.
For those of you who are visiting this site looking for more information following yesterday’s interview here is a link to my archived posts discussing fault for crashes involving jaywalkers and collisions involving pedestrians. Thanks for visiting.