Posted on behalf of Arnold Law Firm on November 30, 2017 in Auto Accident. Updated on February 24, 2022
Walking is a great way to get exercise and enjoy the outdoors. However, if you plan to walk where there are cars nearby, you need to take extra precautions to protect yourself. There is nothing to shield you from a collision with a car, which could cause serious injury or death.
Below, our experienced Sacramento car accident attorneys provide several practical strategies you can use to help reduce your risk of being hit by a car as a pedestrian.
If an accident occurs, the driver may be at fault and you could be entitled to compensation for various damages, including medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering. Our attorneys have many years of experience obtaining compensation for these kinds of damages. Contact us today for a free legal consultation.
Safety for Pedestrians
Drivers are required to yield to pedestrians in many situations, but not every driver obeys the law. Because pedestrians are vulnerable in a motor vehicle incident, it is important be aware that drivers may be negligent and take proactive steps to stay safe when walking along roadways.
These steps include:
Pedestrians usually suffer serious or fatal injuries in a vehicle collision. The personal injury attorneys at the Arnold Law Firm understand the difficulties that arise in the aftermath of a pedestrian accident. Those who survive have mounting medical expenses and may be unable to work because of their physical limitations.
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