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Category: Pedestrian & Bicycle Accidents

Pedestrians

What is an unmarked crosswalk?

Pedestrians don’t always have the right of way in Pennsylvania. But when crossing at a marked or unmarked crosswalk in the state, they most certainly do. Here’s what you need to know about what the law says about pedestrians and unmarked crosswalks, and what an unmarked crosswalk is. Pennsylvania’s Pedestrian Law According to Pennsylvania Consolidated …

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What is the definition of a pedestrian?

A pedestrian is anyone who travels on foot. Specifically, Pennsylvania Code § 102 defines a pedestrian as “a natural person afoot,” and New Jersey Statutes §39:1-1 defines a pedestrian as “a person afoot.” Those with disabilities who require assistive devices also are considered pedestrians. It is important to understand the definition of a pedestrian, as well as your rights …

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Can I sue the city if I am injured on a poorly maintained city park trail?

The Political Subdivision and Tort Claims Act protects municipalities in Pennsylvania from liability in many cases, except in cases in which damages arise from a negligent act. This may include accidents involving vehicles driven by government employees and accidents that occur on government property like sidewalks. However, this may not apply to bicycle trails because …

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