Contributory negligence is the law. The injured person must not have ‘contributed’ (done anything to cause) his own injury even in the slightest. That law is very unfair to pedestrians.
An article about a client we recently represented. She was seriously injured when she tripped over a defect in a sidewalk that had been created and was known by the business owner.
If you have been hurt while you were walking because of the carelessness of someone else, contact us. We can advise you on your rights.