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Dedicated to Help Injured Pedestrians Recover Their Entitled Compensation

As a resident of Newport News, you have the right to feel safe while walking on the side of the road or crossing the street. Unfortunately, drivers are often careless and do not pay attention to others on the road. If you or a loved one was injured in a pedestrian accident, you have the right to seek compensation for your medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering, and other damages.

At Kalfus & Nachman PC, we are committed to helping pedestrian accident victims and their families recover the maximum compensation they are owed. We have been serving the community for over 40 years and have recovered millions of dollars for our clients. Our Newport News pedestrian accident lawyers are well-versed in personal injury law and know how to get results.

Were you injured in a pedestrian accident? Contact us today at (855) 880-8163 to request a free case evaluation with our Newport News pedestrian accident lawyers today.

What Are the Pedestrian Safety Laws in Newport News?

Just like drivers, pedestrians have certain rights and responsibilities when they are on the road. If you are a pedestrian, you should be aware of these laws to stay safe and avoid an accident.

Some of the most important pedestrian safety laws in Newport News include:

  • Use crosswalks whenever possible: If there is a crosswalk available, you should use it to cross the street. If there is no crosswalk, you should cross the street at an intersection.
  • Obey traffic signals: You should only cross the street when you have the right of way. If there are traffic signals, you should only cross the street when you have the walk signal. If there are no traffic signals, you should only cross the street when there is no oncoming traffic.
  • Walk on the sidewalk or shoulder of the road: If there are sidewalks available, you should use them. If there are no sidewalks, you should walk on the shoulder of the road facing oncoming traffic.
  • Do not walk on the freeway: It is illegal to walk on the freeway. If you are walking on the freeway and are hit by a car, you may be found partially at fault for the accident and unable to recover compensation.
  • Do not jaywalk: Jaywalking is the act of crossing the street at a location that is not an intersection or crosswalk. This is illegal and can be dangerous.

Common Causes of Pedestrian Accidents

While pedestrians can be injured in many different types of accidents, the vast majority of these incidents are caused by negligent or reckless drivers.

Some of the most common causes of pedestrian accidents include:

  • Drunk driving
  • Distracted driving
  • Reckless driving
  • Speeding
  • Running red lights/stop signs
  • Failure to yield
  • Backing up without checking for pedestrians

Proving Fault in a Newport News Pedestrian Accident

Many pedestrian accidents are caused by driver negligence. In order to recover compensation, you will need to prove that the driver's negligence caused the accident and your injuries. Our Newport News pedestrian accident lawyers can help you gather the necessary evidence to build a strong case on your behalf.

Some of the most common types of evidence in a pedestrian accident case include:

  • Photos and videos: If possible, you should take pictures of the accident scene, including the damage to the vehicle and your injuries. You should also try to get video footage of the accident, if available.
  • Witness statements: If anyone saw the accident happen, you should get their contact information and a statement about what happened.
  • Police report: You should call the police and report the accident. The police will come to the scene, investigate the accident, and file a report. You should get a copy of this report, as it can be an important piece of evidence in your case.
  • Medical records: It is important to get medical attention as soon as possible after the accident. You should keep copies of all your medical records and bills, as they can be used to prove the severity of your injuries and the cost of your medical treatment.
  • Black box data: Many modern vehicles have black boxes that record data about the vehicle's speed, braking, and other factors. This data can be used to determine how the accident occurred and who was at fault.
  • Driving records: If the driver has a history of speeding, drunk driving, or other traffic violations, this can be used to prove that they were negligent.
  • Cell phone records: If the driver was using their phone at the time of the accident, their cell phone records can be used to prove that they were distracted.
  • Accident reconstruction: This is the process of recreating the accident to determine how it occurred and who was at fault. Our team can work with accident reconstruction experts to build a strong case on your behalf.

Why Choose Kalfus & Nachman PC?

At Kalfus & Nachman PC, we know that pedestrian accidents can result in life-changing injuries. Our Newport News pedestrian accident attorneys are committed to helping you recover the full, fair compensation you are owed. We will work with you to understand your unique situation and build a strong case on your behalf.

When you choose us, you can expect:

  • Compassionate, one-on-one attention: We know that this is a difficult time for you and your family. We will give you the individualized attention you deserve and keep you informed every step of the way.
  • Aggressive representation: We are not afraid to take on the insurance company and will fight to protect your rights. We are not afraid to take a case to trial if it is in your best interest.
  • Proven track record: We have been serving the community for over 40 years and have recovered millions of dollars for our clients. We have the skills and resources to handle the most complex pedestrian accident cases.
  • No legal fees unless we win your case: Our firm works on a contingency fee basis. This means that you do not owe any legal fees unless we win your case.

Our Newport News pedestrian accident attorneys are here to help. Call (855) 880-8163 or contact us online to schedule a free consultation with our team today.

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  • You Will Pay No Fees Unless We Win Your Case
  • We Have Recovered Millions of Dollars for Our Clients
  • Our Attorneys Are Well-Equipped to Fight Insurance Companies
  • We Have Successfully Handled Thousands of Cases Since 1979
  • We are a Full-Service Firm with Multiple Locations
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    “I highly recommend Kalfus & Nachman. They were on point from start to finish. Their office called me to keep me informed every step of the way. Everyone was friendly and returned calls and e-mails promptly! Very professional!”

    - Victor Gilmore

    “They took the time needed to listen and explain the answers to any questions I asked. The follow-up to return my calls was excellent and the results were unparalleled.”

    - Nancy Lewis

    “I was able to gain a sense of "calm" in the midst of dealing with an injury and all the hardship that comes with it. Thanks!!!”

    - K. Williams

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