For those with access to a track or a park; walking is one of the safest activities imaginable. For those limited to crowded city streets, there are risks. In the U.S., people walking city streets are involved in pedestrian accidents every day. Many are seriously injured—or even killed—as a result.
Know the Dangers
For pedestrians, the danger increases whenever they do something as simple as crossing the street—especially if they cross outside of an intersection. Unfortunately, even marked intersections or designated crosswalks provide no guarantee of safety.
If a negligent or inattentive driver cannot see a pedestrian or stop for them in time; serious—even fatal—injuries can result, including:
- Serious Head Trauma
- Traumatic Brain Injury
- Broken or Fractured Bones
- Spinal Cord Injury
- Partial or Total Paralysis
The law mandates drivers maintain higher awareness when driving where small children are present—exercising caution as they remain on alert for sudden or unexpected movements. Drivers carry a responsibility to keep their vehicles under control at all times. Negligence or inattentiveness can easily lead to injury or death for those pedestrians who share our roadways.
Know Your Rights
If you have been injured in a pedestrian accident, avoid answering questions from the other party’s attorney, their insurance company, or even your own insurance company. If you do, you may sign away your rights or compromise your claim with information that could be used against you.
The experienced personal injury attorneys at the Yost Legal Group have the experience to investigate the facts, build your case, and pursue your rights.
Let Us Stand Up for You
If you or a loved one has been injured in a vehicle collision while walking, you’re sure to have questions. If you feel your injuries could have been prevented, trust the Yost Legal Group to help you find answers. At the Yost Legal Group, our experienced, passionate attorneys possess the confidence and determination to advocate for your rights.
Call the Yost Legal Group at 1-800-YOST-LAW (1-800-867-8529) for your free initial consultation. We’re here to listen—and help you find justice.
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