Category Archives: Pedestrian road accident

Pedestrian accidents can cause significant injuries often spinal injury and head injury caused by driving at speed

Teenager ran into road hit by car travelling within speed limit

A driver travelling below the speed limit can still be at fault As a basic principle if a car hits a pedestrian the driver of the car will be liable for the pedestrian’s injury. The pedestrian must also take care … Continue reading

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Pedestrian taking a risk pays in contributory negligence

There is a trend in Court decisions where a driver is found to blame, but the pedestrian, cyclist or motorcyclist involved is found partly to blame. That means they have contributed to their injury – contributory negligence. The theme in … Continue reading

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Pedestrians at risk from falling trees

The danger of falling trees and branches The danger from falling trees We look at trees as a benign benefit of nature, but when they fall the consequences can be awful. The law approaches fall trees or falling branches as … Continue reading

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Pedestrian road accident

How careful must a driver be? Children playing in street – take extra care Where a pedestrian is struck by a vehicle the driver of the vehicle is usually to blame for failing to take reasonable care. As ever there … Continue reading

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Google sued in US over walking directions

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Google sued over walking directions

Woman sues Google over Utah walking directions I came across a news report about a law suit in the United States against Google complaining its Google Map had given an unsafe pedestrian route. Extract from the report of 1 June … Continue reading

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