Written by our personal injury lawyer in Charlottesville

Cases of pedestrians getting struck by vehicles seems to be on the increase in the Charlottesville, VA area. The Charlottesville City Code (Section 15-75) requires a motorist to yield to any pedestrian at an intersection, even if the crosswalk is not marked

In contrast, Virginia state law only requires that a vehicle yield to a pedestrian at an intersection when the speed limit is 35 mph or less. Over 35 mph, that duty disappears. Charlottesville has the stricter standard.  Our personal injury lawyers in Charlottesville has noticed an increase in injury cases including pedestrians and automobiles/trucks. Some of these incidents are taking place where the pedestrians have the right-of-way.

We should all keep in mind that a vehicle can kill or seriously injure a pedestrian at 35 mph or lesser speeds. We should all work together to reduce these tragic incidents.

Contact an experienced injury lawyer at the law firm of Wilson & Hajek.

Personal injury lawyer in Charlottesville serving Louisa County, Fluvanna County, Albemarle County, and all of central Virginia.