Car accidents involving pedestrians in Italy.

Lawyers in Italy for pedestrian accidents.

Car accidents involving pedestrians in Italy.









When there is an accident involving a pedestrian in Italy, people generally think that the pedestrian is always right, but, it is not always true. 

For example, if the pedestrian climbs over the guard rail and crosses a freeway during the night, he also contributes to engage in a dangerous situation, because he endangers all the cars along the street, since they can no longer perform appropriate maneuvers to avoid or reduce the impact.

Therefore, in Italy in the event of car accidents involving pedestrians, the driver's responsibility is excluded when it is proved that he had no chance to prevent the accident, because the conduct of the pedestrian was unpredictable and dangerous, and the driver was unable to see and observe the pedestrian's movements.

However, the fact that the pedestrian has quickly crossed the road can not exclude the responsibility of the driver, where such dangerous or anomalous behavior of the pedestrian was reasonably predictable by the driver for the circumstances of time and place; in fact, for example in the presence of children or near places frequented by children (parks, schools, etc.) the driver has the obligation to proceed with attention to be ready to stop the vehicle in case of danger. 

These are just simple examples to explain what the Italian Law says about the car accidents involving pedestrians, but each case has its characteristics which may affirm or exclude the liability of the driver.

If you need some assistance, don't hesitate to contact Lawyers in Italy for car accidents

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Published on 27 January 2014