If you're a pedestrian who is walking near the roadways, you're always at risk of being in an accident with a dangerous driver. If an accident takes place on the roads, a car could come onto the sidewalk. If you're crossing in a crosswalk, a speeding driver could fail to stop and then strike you. There are a multitude of scenarios that could lead to your injury or death; many of which take place on the roads each day.
When these things happen, it's your right to speak with your attorney and make a claim for compensation. You were an innocent bystander who was involved in this collision, even though you did nothing wrong. Making a claim is what may happen in this case when the man's family gets involved following his wrongful death.