Pedestrian accidents often have severe consequences. Victims may suffer catastrophic injuries, such as traumatic brain injuries, paralysis, accidental amputations, and burns. In order to increase your safety as a pedestrian, there are several steps you can take. Our firm has guided countless clients to successful legal solutions, and we want you to be informed of how to avoid a pedestrian accident.
In order to increase your safety as a pedestrian, you need to:
- Make yourself more visible to drivers. Pedestrians are harder to see, especially at night or in inclement weather. In order to make yourself more visible, it is a good idea to wear bright colored clothing, and to make eye contact with drivers before crossing the street. You should also avoid stepping out from between parked cars, and stay in well-lit areas.
- Obey all traffic laws. As a pedestrian, you have the responsibility to obey state and federal traffic laws. This means you should avoid jaywalking, cross the street at designated crosswalks, and pay attention to the “Walk” and “Don’t Walk” signs. In addition, you should always stay on the sidewalk and avoid walking in the street.
- Exercise caution in heavy traffic. As a pedestrian in a heavily trafficked area, it is always important to exercise caution. You should make eye contact with nearby drivers before crossing the street, walk in designated crosswalks, and avoid darting across the street or jaywalking.
- Pay attention. Distractions are just as dangerous to pedestrians as they are to drivers. If you are looking at your phone or talking with a friend, you will be unable to notice dangerous situations. It is important to keep your eyes scanning your surroundings, and your mind focused on the road at all times. This will help you stay safe and avoid an accident.
Politis & Matovina, P.A. Provides Compassionate Representation to Injured Clients
If you have been injured in a pedestrian accident, Politis & Matovina, P.A. is here to help. We stay up to date on federal and state traffic laws, and strive to provide the best possible representation to our clients. With our Daytona Beach pedestrian accident attorneys on your side, you can pursue justice from those responsible. We will answer your questions, help you file the correct documents, and handle any legal issues that may arise.
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