What to do if I was in a accident in which I hit a pedestrian with my car but I think that he was at-fault?

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What to do if I was in a accident in which I hit a pedestrian with my car but I think that he was at-fault?

The guy ran across 3 lanes of traffic in between the cars and I was in the turn lane going about 20mph when he came out between 2 cars and hit the side of my car (around the side view mirror). If he is found at fault, could he try to sue me in civil court even if he is at fault and was negligent by running across the lanes between cars?

Asked on January 9, 2014 under Personal Injury, Alabama

Answers:

Gregory Abbott / Consumer Law Northwest

Answered 7 years ago | Contributor

Your question is a bit confusing - yes, he can sue you no matter what but that does not mean that he can necessarily win.  That said, what do you mean by "if he is found at fault, could he try to sue me..."?  Found at fault by whom?  In the end, only a court can find him at fault as part of a lawsuit, either criminal (which it does not sound like this is likely to be, no matter what) or civil...and if there is a civil suit, you are surely going to be sued and be part of it.  So I don't immediately see how he could be found at fault without having already sued you and that finding coming out of that lawsuit...or perhaps I misunderstand your question.


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