Pedestrians are amongst the most vulnerable users of transportation of the road. Pedestrians are people who travel by foot, wheelchair, skateboard, or similar ways. They are vulnerable because they have no armor to protect them against automobile users. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, nearly 6,000 deadly pedestrian accidents occur each year and with about one pedestrian killed in a traffic crash every two hours and one injured every seven minutes. Here are some safety measures that you can take as a pedestrian:
- Always look onto both sides before you cross. Do not assume that drivers can see you.
- Always walk on a sidewalk.
- Be alert. Do not get distracted with electronic devices while walking or crossing the street.
- Do not walk while intoxicated.
If you or a loved one has been injured in a pedestrian accident, call our experienced California attorneys today for a free consultation. We accept pedestrian accident cases on a contingency fee basis. This means that there will be no cost to you unless we recover. Let us help you and your loved ones get through this difficult time.
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