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What You Can Do to Prevent a Pedestrian Accident

What You Can Do to Prevent a Pedestrian Accident

Sometimes, it is nice to get a change of scenery. Many people find walking by foot to be one of the most rewarding sources of transportation. When walking, one is able to notice the smaller details during the commute, save money that would normally be spent on gas, and assist in keeping the air clean. However, like driving a passenger vehicle, there are dangers for those who choose to travel by foot, also.

To help keep pedestrians safe, our Corpus Christi personal injury lawyers have listed some helpful tips, which can be found below:

1. Do Not Assume a Driver Sees You

Many drivers are so focused on the road and other motorists that they forget to keep an eye out for crosswalk signals. Instead of assuming drivers see you, wait until you make eye contact with drivers. This will ensure motorists see you.

2. Do Not Enter a Crosswalk Until You See Drivers Have Stopped.

Some motorists will try to drive through crosswalks if pedestrians are far away from their vehicles, putting pedestrians at risk for serious injury. Instead of beginning your walk when the crosswalk signal depicts the white walking figure, wait until all vehicles have come to complete stops.

3. Stay in the Innermost Part of the Crosswalks

Walking on the edge of a crosswalk can be dangerous, especially if traffic is moving beside the walkway. To ensure safety, walk in the innermost area of the crosswalk. This can create a greater distance from moving vehicles.

4. Do Not Step Off a Curb Just Because a Driver Signals You to Go

If a driver signals for you to walk, do not assume surrounding drivers see you. In some cases, impatient drivers will try to move around a stopped vehicle without looking for pedestrians. Instead, wait to see that all vehicles have stopped moving.

Harmed in a Pedestrian Accident? Contact The Daspit Law Firm

At The Daspit Law Firm, our Corpus Christi personal injury attorneys truly care about you and your family. We understand that one accident can change the lives of all family members. That is why we are here to provide aggressive and compassionate representation on behalf of accident victims and their families. When you become our client, we will streamline your legal process so you can focus on the physical recovery.

Put experience on your side of the courtroom today by contacting The Daspit law Firm. We won’t charge you anything until we have obtained positive results on your behalf!