Pocatello Pedestrian Accident Lawyers
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Pedestrian accidents are devastating. Victims tend to sustain severe, sometimes
life-altering injuries, affecting nearly every aspect of their lives.
While nothing can undo what you have been through, Idaho law provides
a number of protections for pedestrians. This means that if you were hit
by a car or another motor vehicle while on foot, you likely have grounds
to file a
personal injury claim and seek compensation for your medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering,
and other damages.
While you may be entitled to receive compensation, actually securing a
settlement can be difficult. Insurance companies will often do everything
they can to dispute or deny valid claims. It’s important that you
work with an experienced attorney who can help you fight back against
insurance companies’ tactics.
At Lowe Law Firm, we are ready to advocate tirelessly for you. Our Pocatello
pedestrian accident lawyers have extensive experience and a
proven record of success in these types of cases. We have recovered millions of dollars for our
clients, and we take pride in celebrating our clients’ victories.
We believe that our success is
your success. Our team genuinely cares about helping you get back on your feet;
we will handle everything from start to finish so that you can focus on healing.
Ready to share your story? Speak to an attorney at our firm today! Request
a free, no-pressure consultation by calling
(208) 269-7749 or by submitting an
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Idaho Pedestrian Laws
While operators of
cars and other large, heavy motor vehicles, such as
trucks, have a responsibility to do everything possible to avoid hitting pedestrians,
pedestrians are also required to follow all state laws. Not only does
this help keep pedestrians safe, but it also protects others on the road
and reduces tragic, preventable accidents.
Below are some Idaho pedestrian laws everyone should know:
- Motorists are required to yield the right-of-way to pedestrians in crosswalks,
including when there are no traffic signals in place/in operation. This
is true in both marked and unmarked crosswalks.
- Pedestrians are required to wait for “walk” signals and follow
all other traffic control devices when crossing at intersections. When
there is no traffic control device, motorists must yield to pedestrians
waiting to cross.
- People should NEVER walk along highways or similar roadways that do not
have a designated walkway. It is extremely dangerous and illegal. Additionally,
pedestrians may never stand on highways in Idaho.
- In Idaho, pedestrians are not allowed to stand or walk along highways in
order to solicit employment or a business or to solicit a ride from a
motorist (commonly known as “hitchhiking”).
- Jaywalking, or crossing a street where there is no intersection/crosswalk,
is illegal in the state of Idaho.
By following these and other rules of the road, both pedestrians and motorists
can ensure their own safety, as well as the safety of those around them.
Can I Recover Compensation If I Was Partially at Fault?
While you may have heard the phrase, “the pedestrian always has the
right-of-way,” this is not necessarily true. As the laws outlined
above demonstrate, pedestrians are required to follow certain rules when
crossing streets or walking alongside roadways. While motorists
should always do everything they can to avoid hitting a person on foot, they may
not be entirely at fault for an accident if the pedestrian was doing something
illegal, such as jaywalking.
Because Idaho follows a comparative negligence doctrine, being partially
at fault for a pedestrian accident does not bar you from recovering compensation.
In fact, as long as you were less at fault than the motorist who hit you
(e.g., less than 50% at fault for the accident), you may still seek compensation.
Your total recovery will be reduced by whatever percentage of fault you
are assigned by a jury.
Our Team Is Ready to Advocate for You
At Lowe Law Firm, we understand the immense impact pedestrian accidents
have on victims and their families. While pedestrians are required to
follow all applicable laws, the fact is, most pedestrian accidents happen
not because of the pedestrian’s negligence but because of the careless
or reckless actions of a motorist. Our Pocatello pedestrian accident lawyers
believe that negligent motorists should be held accountable, which is
why we always seek to maximize our clients’ recoveries.
When you turn to Lowe Law Firm, you get an entire team of legal professionals,
medical experts, accident reconstructionists, and other specialists all
working for you. We truly care about you and your future and will provide
caring, compassionate, and personalized legal guidance from start to finish.
If you would like to schedule a free, no-obligation consultation, please
call us at
(208) 269-7749 or
contact us online. We can travel to you if needed.