Drivers must yield to people in crosswalks and at intersections.
Drivers should stay frosty at crosswalks to avoid creating a significant
risk of car-pedestrian accidents. Drivers be alert of anyone crossing
or about to cross.
Drivers should stay frosty at red lights, as people may decide to cross
there, whether there is a crosswalk or not.
Pedestrians can avoid being hit by cars; collisions rarely occur outside
of the roadway. Crossing roadways, however, is inevitable, and most all
of us cross many streets daily, especially if we live in a city. By exercising
due caution and following pedestrian rules, many car-pedestrian accidents
may be prevented.
The basic pedestrian rule requires people walking to view each direction
before proceeding. When pedestrians are careful as the proceed into the
road, the likelihood of being hit by a vehicle is extremely low. Most
accidents resulting in injuries occur when people walking ignore traffic
controls, jaywalk, or walk on a limited access highway. Many pedestrian
accidents involving children occur when a child runs out on the road unexpectedly
chasing a pet or a toy.
Jaywalking is crossing the street at strange places, not crosswalks. Not
only is jaywalking prohibited by law and carries penalties, but it is
also one of the major causes of severe injuries in car-pedestrian accidents.
The Lassen Law Firm, Pennsylvania personal injury attorneys, urges everyone
to cross in a crosswalk to ensure safety.
Highway traffic moves at high speeds, and highway drivers do not expect
pedestrians. This makes walking on highways extremely dangerous. When
a roadway has a sign disallowing pedestrians, people choosing to walk
on it may be violating the law and putting themselves at a great risk
for serious bodily injury.
In addition, pedestrian accidents occur when a driver or a passenger of
a disabled vehicle gets out of the car in order to either inspect the
car, push it to safety, or some other reason and gets struck by a fast-moving car.
Pedestrian accident injuries are quite serious, requiring extensive medical
care, both immediately after the accident and long into the future. Getting
the necessary medical care in a timely manner can make a tremendous difference
in whether or not these injured pedestrians are able to enjoy a quality
of life that resembles their lives prior to the accident. Besides their
injuries, the most common concern that injured pedestrians express is
the ability to afford their care.
Trying to determine who to contact in order to get the money to pay for
the medical care can be a frustrating and nightmarish experience for an
unrepresented party. It can take its toll on the recovery process, as
well, due to the level of stress it causes. Indeed, trying to extract
the money from individuals or insurance companies can seem like a never-ending battle.
A pedestrian accident lawyer in Philadelphia can be a valuable asset. Instead
of being concerned with tracking down the responsible parties for compensation,
the injured pedestrian, and their family, can concentrate on getting better.
Turning over all the details to the Lassen Law Firm, Philadelphia pedestrian
accident lawyers, is the smartest thing to do, if you want the maximum
possible compensation available under Pennsylvania law.