What Are The Main Causes of Pedestrian Accidents?
Pedestrians walk along the streets every day, but when cars hit them, there are consequences. Some people suffer serious injuries or even death. There are ways to reduce the chances of this happening. Drivers should slow down and watch out for pedestrians. They should also make sure that they have enough space between themselves and other vehicles.
Distracted drivers and pedestrians are both at risk of being involved in accidents. Pedestrians shouldn't be using their electronic devices when crossing roads or walking down sidewalks. Drunk drivers should be aware of pedestrians and avoid hitting them. Pedestrians have the right of way when they walk across the road. Pedestrians should always check if there are cars coming before crossing the road. When they're about to cross the road, pedestrians should make sure to look behind them first. Drivers should also watch out for pedestrians and slow down when they approach a crosswalk. Bad weather increases the risk of accidents. Slippery roads make it harder to stop in time to avoid hitting people. Rainwater causes cars to hydroplane into crossings and ice makes cars jump curbs. Walking at night requires wearing white clothes and carrying a flashlight. Drivers must be alert at night and expect pedestrians to walk near them. Drivers should always watch out for pedestrians when making left-hand turns. Drivers must also beware of crossing pedestrian traffic lights.Multi-lane/arterial roads should be avoided by pedestrians. Drivers need to be aware of others around them, especially when changing lanes. Pedestrians need to watch out for cars coming up behind them. Drivers should follow the rules of the road and obey traffic lights.
Drivers must always be alert while operating a vehicle. A driver should never use a cell phone while driving. They should also watch out for pedestrians who may dart out in front of their cars. Speeding drivers kill pedestrians and injure others. Drunk drivers kill people and injure others. Drivers who roll through stop signs or intersections are dangerous. Drivers should always slow down in bad weather, including fog, rain, ice, or snow. When making a left turn, drivers should watch out for pedestrians who may walk into the path of the car. Backing–up cars shouldn't be used when driving around children or other people. Pedestrians should be careful when crossing streets because they might get involved in car accidents. Drunk pedestrians who are distracted by their cell phones and text messages are dangerous. Cell phone distracted walking is now a major issue. People need to pay attention while they're walking.
Marked crosswalks are marked by a red line or another distinctive marking. These markings make it easy for people walking across the road to be seen. Drivers should always watch out for pedestrians in unmarked crosswalks.
Pedestrians should always be aware of cars turning left because drivers often don't see them. Left-turning cars are particularly dangerous for pedestrians. Drivers must watch out for pedestrians when they make a left turn.
Pedestrians have the right of way when crossing streets. Drivers should be aware of them, especially if they are in a crosswalk. They must be careful about stopping for pedestrians, and make sure they are paying attention to them. Most drivers want to see people crossing crosswalks. Pedestrians should be aware of this fact and use them whenever possible. Walking in the street blocks traffic and could lead to accidents. Pedestrians should instead walk on sidewalks and other designated walking paths.
A lack of pedestrian crossing devices makes it hard for pedestrians to know what is safe to do. When there are no crossing devices, pedestrians may be more likely to walk into traffic. Midblock crosswalks are dangerous places to walk. They cause delays and make people uncomfortable. When there aren't any midblock crosswalks, people tend to take longer routes around them. Wide roads encourage high speeds, making them more dangerous than narrow ones. Poor timing of crossing signals can cause problems. Wide roads can put certain groups at higher risk when crossing signals don't give them enough time to cross safely. Slow pedestrians may not be able to completely walk across before cars start moving again. A neighborhood with many older residents may become a "crash hotspot" if slow pedestrians are more common than fast ones. This problem was solved by adding more lights and lengthening the time allowed for pedestrians to cross.
Injured people who work on roads should be compensated by the at-fault drivers. Compensation includes medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering, and other damages. Pedestrians are very vulnerable when they are hit by cars because they are completely unprotected. When people get injured, they lose income. They might need to go to the hospital, and if they are unable to work, they will lose money. In addition, some people might suffer mental anguish and emotional distress. Their injuries might prevent them from working, so they might lose money. Property damage: If your property got damaged in an accident, you may be eligible for compensation. Your insurance company might pay for repairs or replacements, but you could also get money for pain and suffering if you were injured in the crash.
A serious impairment of body function means a permanent or prolonged impairment of the injured person's ability to perform major bodily functions such as walking, talking, breathing, seeing, hearing, thinking, learning, working, sleeping, eating, caring for oneself, etc. Medical bills and lost income are some of the economic losses you can claim as damages from the at-fault drivers. You can also claim these damages if you were an innocent pedestrian who was struck by a car.
Pedestrians should always cross the road carefully and look before they step out into it. Drivers should try to avoid hitting people who don't obey the rules. Both parties should act responsibly and take care when driving or walking. Contact an experienced lawyer in Harris County, Galveston County, Fort Bend County, Montgomery County, Brazoria County, Houston, Sugar Land, Missouri City, Stafford, Texas at Thornton Esquire Law Group, PLLC, for a free consultation is the best way to get your compensation and can help you file a personal injury lawsuit. Reach us today at www.thorntonesquirelawgroup.com.