I was stopped at a red light and I got a green arrow to turn left so I did. As I was turning the sun shone in my face and blocked my view . As soon as I turned onto the street the sun got blocked from a building and I noticed a person in front of me. It was too late to stop and I hit him. I was probably only doing about 5 to 10 miles an hour. I called 911 and I gave all my information and I got a ticket to go o court for failure to yield to a pedestrian. I don't quite understand if he was crossing when it said do not cross and I couldn't see him that I would get cited. The pedestrian refused to go to the ER and signed the waiver. What can I expect to happen?
The pedestrian will probably come out of the woodwork later and sue you. When this happens, turn the paperwork over to your insurance company which will defend you. Also, you can retain a local traffic court lawyer for a couple hundred bucks to fight the ticket. Good luck.
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You cannot control what this pedestrian does. He may be fine, or he may attempt to make a claim against you. Turn the matter over to your car insurance company and they will defend you for free. If he was illegally crossing, then that bodes in your favor. You should definitely fight the ticket based on the sun momentarily blinding you. Good luck.
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Likely you will get sued for personal injuries sustained as the result of the collision. If that happens, turn over all the paperwork to your insurance company and they will provide you with free legal advice and will represent you in court.
There is generally a 2 year statute of limitation unless the guy you hit was a minor.
I hope this helps-
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