Pedestrians always have the right of way. Whether you are walking your dog, crossing the street or going for a jog–you should feel safe knowing that automobiles should be yielding to you. Unfortunately, motor vehiclists often neglect to acknowledge the pedestrian’s right of way, resulting in a large number of pedestrians being severely injured each year. If you have been injured by a truck or automobile while walking on foot, please contact Power Law Group to discuss the steps to earning the compensation for your medical bills, loss of wages, physical therapy, etc. We are here to help you–not the insurance company.
Common Pedestrian Accidents
Children are most commonly affected by motor vehiclists in pedestrian accidents. Furthermore, children under the age of four account for nearly 40% of pedestrian-related injuries and deaths. It is important to discuss safety precautions with your children if they play outside unattended. The most effective safety tip to instill in your child is to look both ways before making the decision to cross the street and whenever possible, use a crosswalk or corner. Also, wearing reflective clothing and carrying a flashlight at night are effective ways to help prevent pedestrian accidents involving cars or trucks.
The most common pedestrian accidents include:
- Pedestrian accident at crosswalks or intersections
- School zone accidents
- Parking lot accidents
- Running, jogging accidents
- Motor vehicle accidents
After a pedestrian accident
If you or a loved one has been the victim of a pedestrian accident, do not hesitate to call Power Law Group. We are here to help you, not the insurance company, and possess the knowledge and expertise necessary to earn the compensation you deserve. Remember, giving pedestrians the right of way is a law, not a privilege.