Pedestrian accidents, like motor vehicle accidents, typically involve three potential areas that could have produced the negligence resulting in harm. Those areas include the pedestrian, the vehicle involved, and the location of the accident. In New Mexico, for example, children below a certain age cannot be determined as negligent for their actions. Consequently, a vehicle operator must always be vigilant and ready, especially in residential areas and near schools and parks where children of all ages tend to be. Streets and thoroughfares should be well lit and properly designated for pedestrian traffic. What happens if the pedestrian is crossing away from the crosswalk? What if the vehicle that strikes the pedestrian is a bicycle? An experienced attorney will be able to examine the pedestrian accident and assist the client in receiving the maximum recovery available as allowed by the law.