Pedestrian accidents occur when a car, truck, motorcycle or bike strikes someone who is on foot and they sustain personal injuries. If the pedestrian was complying with all designated road safety regulations at the time of the accident, he or she should contact a personal injury attorney as soon as possible, so as to assess the situation and determine potential damages. Here at Bell & Bell, our personal injury attorneys are incredibly successful at defending clients and helping them cover the cost of medical bills from rehabbing their injuries.
Most pedestrian accidents occur because drivers are not paying attention to the road around them. When a driver fails to yield, operates a car while drunk or intoxicated, fails to obey traffic signs and signals or drives through a red light, there is an increased chance of a pedestrian accident occurring. A serious injury can put you out of work for weeks, or even months, and the medical bills aren’t going to pay themselves. If you happen to be a victim of a pedestrian accident, there are personal injury attorneys who can help you.
If you want to avoid pedestrian accidents in the future, though, follow these simple tips.
1. Pay Attention To The Traffic Signals.
Many pedestrians ignore the traffic lights at crosswalks if there aren’t any cars zooming past. However, for the safety of both yourself and others, it’s best to respect those lights even if there appears to be no current traffic. Besides, if you are the victim of a pedestrian accident, you’re going to have a much stronger case by obeying all traffic laws.
2. Pay Attention To Traffic.
Though paying attention to traffic signals is crucial for avoiding pedestrian accidents, there are the occasional drivers who ignore traffic signals themselves. It’s important to pay attention to traffic and the actual cars as you’re walking around; even if the light says “Walk,” be sure to look both ways and double check.
Of course, if both pedestrians and drivers abided by the rules of the road, there would be no traffic accidents at all. If you find yourself unlucky enough to be involved in one, be sure to call us at 954-783-2215.