Pedestrian Accidents in Richmond, Virginia

There are a fair amount of pedestrian accidents in Richmond, Virginia. Accidents happen frequently when people cross the street in the middle rather than in crosswalks or at corners.

Pedestrian accident cases come down to negligence. You must prove you were not negligent while the other party was negligent. Virginia is one of the few states that still has contributory negligence. That means if the courts prove both parties were negligent, you will not be able to recover any damages.

Examples of Pedestrian Cases

Richmond Pedestrian Accident Attorney

If you or a loved one has been involved in a pedestrian accident, call experienced Richmond pedestrian accident lawyer Wayne O’Bryan. He knows what information is necessary to gather to fight your case. Call him today at (804) 643-4343 for a free consultation.


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“We handle a fair number of pedestrian accidents. They happened frequently with people crossing the street, sometimes in the middle of the street, and not at the corners with the intersections, where they’re supposed to cross. It’s a question of negligence.

In other words, in order to prevail or to win, you have to prove negligence on the part of the other party. Part of that is also proving that you were not negligent because Virginia still has contributory negligence. We’re one of only 3 or 4 states who still have it.

If the other party is negligent and you’re negligent also, then you can’t recover in Virginia, so they’re pretty difficult cases. It’s a matter of knowing what information to look for and what to gather.”