Pedestrian Accidents

Some drivers simply don’t respect the rights of pedestrians. Car and truck drivers have a responsibility to drive in a safe and attentive manner at all times, and be aware of any pedestrians that may be near or on the street.

If you’ve been injured in a pedestrian accident, make sure your rights are being protected. Contact us today and speak to one of our experienced pedestrian accident lawyers at The Barnes Firm who will provide a FREE personal injury consultation.

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Pedestrian Accident Statistics

Irresponsible drivers cause thousands of pedestrian accidents every year, but there are a variety of factors that can be at play.

Top Ten Causes of a Pedestrian Accident:

  1. Pedestrian Confusion
  2. Driver Inattention/Distraction
  3. Failure to Yield Right of Way
  4. Backing Up Unsafely
  5. Unsafe Speed
  6. Alcohol Involvement
  7. Traffic Control Disregarded
  8. Aggressive Driving
  9. Inexperience Driving
  10. Improper Lane Usage

Safety Tips

Although pedestrians have the right to use most roads, they should always walk on the sidewalk, if possible. When there isn’t a sidewalk, always face oncoming traffic; this allows you to see other vehicles — and it will buy you some crucial seconds to react, if an accident is about to happen.

Here are some other tips for pedestrians using the road, sidewalk or crosswalk:

  • Dress in brightly colored clothing
  • Wear reflective clothing at night
  • Always cross the street at a marked crosswalk
  • Look left, then right, then left again, before stepping into the street
  • If a car is parked where you are crossing, make sure there is no driver in the car
Pedestrian Accidents

What To Do If You’re In a Pedestrian Accident

If you or a loved one has been injured in an accident, the first thing you should do is make sure everyone involved is okay. If you are in stable condition, do your best to document the scene. Take photos of who and what was involved in the accident, and gather statements from witnesses if there were any. After you’ve documented the scene and filed a police report, call one of our experienced pedestrian accident attorneys.  Contact us today for a FREE case evaluation by calling The Barnes Firm at 1-(800) 800-0000.

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