Pedestrian Accidents

The Vermont personal injury lawyers at Sylvester & Brow have handled several cases involving death or serious injury involving a pedestrian.

A few examples are:

  • $1,100,000.00 Recovery for the wrongful death of a 68 year female pedestrian.
  • Settlement in excess of $1 million dollars from a town, camp and operator of an automobile for a child age 10 who suffered a head injury after being stuck by a vehicle while crossing a state road.
  • $250,000.00 Settlement to a pedestrian who suffered two broken ribs when hit by a motor vehicle in a crosswalk.
  • Recovery for a pedestrian who suffered a concussion when hit by a motor vehicle in a crosswalk. The operator of the motor vehicle claimed the pedestrian had stepped off the curb when the operator had a green light.

Vermont Law Pertaining to Pedestrians

If traffic-control signals are not in operation, the driver of a vehicle shall yield the right of way, slowing down or stopping if necessary, to a pedestrian crossing the roadway within a crosswalk. No pedestrian may suddenly leave a curb or other place of safety and walk or run into the path of a vehicle which is so close that it is impossible for a driver to yield. If any vehicle is stopped at a marked crosswalk or at any unmarked crosswalk at an intersection to permit a pedestrian to cross the roadway, the driver of any other vehicle approaching from the rear may not overtake and pass the stopped vehicle. V.S.A. 23 ยง 1051(a)-(c).

If you, a family member, or a loved one has suffered injuries or death as a result of a pedestrian accident and need a personal injury lawyer in Vermont, the recreational accident attorneys at Sylvester & Brow can assist you.

Please contact us via our inquiry form or call collect at 802-864-5723 to discuss whether you have a claim. We provide our services on a Contingency Fee basis. This means there are no legal fees until you recover.

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