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Man Seriously Injured by Taxicab in Seattle

By Hardwick & Pendergast, P.S. on March 19, 2013

Recently, a man was injured in a Seattle car accident after a taxicab struck him. According to a KOMO news report, the pedestrian accident occurred in the 2500 block of Rainer Avenue South in South Seattle. Officials say the victim was transported to a nearby medical center with serious head injuries. The taxi driver was alone at the time of the collision and alcohol does not appear to have been a factor in the crash, officials said.

It is all too common for pedestrian accidents to occur at locations where there is no crosswalk or intersection, resulting in complicated liability issues. When a pedestrian is legally crossing the road at an intersection, it is the responsibility of drivers to yield the right-of-way.

Under Washington Statute 46.61.240: “Every pedestrian crossing a roadway at any point other than within a marked crosswalk or within an unmarked crosswalk at an intersection shall yield the right-of-way to all vehicles upon the roadway.” Drivers also have a responsibility to avoid collisions with pedestrians. According to Statute 46.61.245: “Every driver of a vehicle shall exercise due care to avoid colliding with any pedestrian upon any roadway.”

If you or a loved one has been harmed in an accident, please contact an experienced pedestrian injury attorney in Washington at Hardwick & Pendergast, P.S. We help injured victims of Washington crashes seek compensation for their medical bills, lost wages, and other related damages. For a free consultation regarding your legal rights and options, please call us today at (888) 228-3860.

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