Pedestrian Safety Tips

Pedestrians who choose to walk near busy streets and intersections are especially at-risk for accident and injury due to their lack of protection against fast-moving cars and other vehicles in the road. Though walking is a great form of exercise and an eco-friendly transportation option, it is important for individuals to adhere to safe practices to help ensure that they stay out of harm's way.

Although pedestrian accidents are sometimes the fault of the walker, other times incidents may be attributed to the negligent behavior of another party, such as a reckless driver or a motorist who is driving while intoxicated. When this happens, you may be able to bring that party to court for possible financial compensation. To learn more about pedestrian accidents and your rights as an injury victim, call the Phoenix personal injury lawyers of Haralson, Miller, Pitt, Feldman & McAnally, P.L.C. at 800-763-0964 today.

Staying Safe on the Road

Pedestrians should review the following safety tips before heading out the door:

  • Stay off of freeways and restricted zones when walking.
  • Always use provided sidewalks, if possible.
  • Only cross a street when legal to do so.
  • Dress in bright colors and wear reflective gear when walking at night.
  • Use extra caution when walking near multiple-lane streets, or roadways with a high speed limit.
  • Try to make eye contact with drivers when appropriate.
  • Do not walk near busy streets while intoxicated or under the influence of drugs or prescription medicine. Doing so can impair your coordination and your ability to make sound judgments.

By adhering to the above tips, you can help protect yourself from preventable injury from cars, bikes, motorcycles, buses and other vehicles that could cause you harm. However, when an accident occurs that is not your fault, you should consider hiring an attorney and taking legal action on the grounds of personal injury. Speak to a lawyer as soon as possible to begin formulating your case.

Contact Us

For more information about pedestrian accidents and your rights, contact the Phoenix personal injury attorneys of Haralson, Miller, Pitt, Feldman & McAnally, P.L.C. at 800-763-0964 today.

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