All information provided about the law is very general in nature and should not be relied upon as legal advice. Every situation is different and should be analyzed by a lawyer who can provide individualized advice based on the facts involved in your unique situation, and a consideration of all of the nuances of the statutes and case law that apply at the time.
I was cited for jaywalking when I was injured as a pedestrian. Do I still have a case?
A citation does not necessarily prove liability and even if you were cited, you could still have a viable pedestrian accident case.
Pedestrians are generally at a significant disadvantage after a collision with a vehicle. The lack of protection for a pedestrian often means that the pedestrian suffers more severe injuries and needs to be removed from the scene of the accident for medical care. In these cases, the police who arrive at the scene might only get one side of the story from the at-fault driver, and may even cite the pedestrian if they were not in a crosswalk at the time of the accident. A citation does not necessarily prove liability and even if you were cited, you could still have a viable pedestrian accident case. Call a Montlick attorney as soon as possible to discuss your rights and options for pursuing compensation.