Pedestrian Safety Tips
Walking or jogging outdoors is a wonderful way to enjoy the fresh outside air and get some exercise at the same time. Also, if you choose to walk to the store, you can save gas. Due to these benefits, it’s no surprise that many pedestrians take to the sidewalks each year. Sadly, though, reckless car and truck drivers can fail to notice pedestrians and run into them, causing serious harm.
In a wreck between a pedestrian and an automobile, the pedestrian can be left with catastrophic injuries, such as brain trauma, paraplegia, and quadriplegia. If this tragic accident has happened to you, contact a Danville personal injury attorney from Spiros Law, P.C., at (217) 443-4343 today.
Taking Preventative Steps
Although you cannot always prevent an accident between yourself and a negligent driver, there are steps that you can take to make yourself more visible to auto drivers, such as:
- Wear bright, reflective clothing or a flashing light
- Walk or jog only on designated pedestrian paths
- Avoid pedestrian activities at night
- Cross the street only at stoplights, stop signs, and specified crosswalks
Although many people prefer to listen to music while they exercise, try not to completely block your hearing. This way, you can listen to cars as they approach so that you can dodge them if they lose control.
Don’t let reckless drivers run over your rights as a pedestrian. If you or someone you know has been injured in a pedestrian-car accident, contact a qualified Danville personal injury lawyer from the firm of Spiros Law, P.C., today at (217) 443-4343 for more information.