Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback was tragically killed in early April when he was hit by a car on a Florida highway. More information was recently revealed that shed some light on the incident.
According to the Florida Highway Patrol, Haskins’ wife had called 911 dispatchers in Florida shortly after he was hit and killed by a dump truck, saying he had told her his car had run out of gas and he wasn’t answering the phone, which had her concerned.
Haskins had apparently been walking to get gas, and had told her he would call her back but did not.
Haskins at one point attempted to cross the highway, but in doing so went into the path of the dump truck. The dump truck hit him and knocked him into the path of another vehicle, which also hit him. He died of his injuries at the scene of the accident.
Determining liability in pedestrian accident cases
In most pedestrian/vehicle accidents, the driver of the driver of the vehicle is the one considered to be liable. However, there are some exceptions to this. If the pedestrian was walking in an area where pedestrians are not allowed or if they stepped into traffic and the driver could not have realistically avoided them, these are incidents in which the pedestrian would be more likely considered the liable party.
If you’ve been the victim of a pedestrian accident, your best bet is to work with an attorney to determine who was liable in your case and what path forward you have for potential recovery in a personal injury claim.
For more information about how to proceed with your case, contact an experienced Bradenton, FL personal injury lawyer at Goldman, Babboni, Fernandez & Walsh.