Can I file a claim against the municipality where my accident occurred?
In some cases, yes. While the negligent driver bears the majority of the responsibility for your injuries, the city may also be liable. For example, a lack of implementation of pedestrian safety measures, such as signs or lighting, could have contributed to your accident. Our pedestrian accident lawyers will consider these factors during the investigation phase of our process.
A local government is also responsible for providing safe walkways for pedestrians. This network should include sidewalks, marked crosswalks, signage, or other measures to facilitate foot traffic. If they fail to do so, they must be held accountable.