Watch Out for These Danger Spots to Be Safer as a Pedestrian

Walking is great exercise. It does not require an investment to enjoy, there is no required equipment, and California has more days that are appropriate for walking than days that are not. It is also a great way to get out and see the state and all the beauty it has to offer. The bad news is that walking also comes with dangers.

One danger is that you will injure yourself while walking. This could happen by simply putting stress on your joints or by tripping over a rock and falling. In the case of pedestrian accidents, it can also be caused by a driver not paying attention and striking you with their car. If that has happened to you, then we hope you will contact a personal injury attorney for a free legal consultation. You can reach The Law Offices of Larry H. Parker at 800-333-0000 for a free legal consultation.

The most dangerous places to walk

One of the ways that you can reduce your chances of being the victim of a pedestrian accident is to be sure you are walking in the safest areas. The most dangerous places to walk are areas that do not have sidewalks, areas with blind crosswalks, and areas that are on high-speed roads. The best places to walk are heavily trafficked sidewalks where drivers are used to people walking. If you are going to walk, do so during the day or be sure to wear bright clothing so drivers can see you.

Common causes of pedestrian accidents

There are many causes of pedestrian accidents. One of the most common is distracted driving, which has become an issue all across the country. Another is speeding. Speed limits are there for a reason and when a driver exceeds them, they are not only increasing the chances they will get into an accident but are increasing the chances that it will be a serious accident.

Drivers under the influence of drunks or alcohol are more likely to be in an accident. Other behaviors that can lead to dangerous driving conditions are drivers who do not yield the right-of-way when you are crossing at a crosswalk, drivers who do not adjust their driving habits based on the road conditions or weather conditions, and disregarding traffic flow or signals.

What to do if you are struck by a car while a pedestrian

If you are walking down the road and are struck by a vehicle then you should immediately seek medical treatment. Once you are sure you are safe, it is time to contact a personal injury attorney. Call The Law Offices of Larry H. Parker at 800-333-0000 for a free legal consultation today and we can find out what your options are.