Morgantown, WV asked in Personal Injury and Car Accidents for West Virginia

Q: If I hit a jaywalker and I still at fault?

1 Lawyer Answer
D. Michael Burke
D. Michael Burke
  • Personal Injury Lawyer
  • Martinsburg, WV

A: It depends. If your fault as the driver is greater than the jaywalker, you can be responsible for your percentage of the total fault. For example, if you are speeding through downtown Morgantown near the WVU campus when students are everywhere, and you hit one because you are in a hurry, you would likely be more than 50% at fault and would be responsible for at least some of the student's damages. Notify your automobile insurance company so it can investigate the incident. Your insurance company will hire an attorney for you if you need one.

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