Do Your Part to Reduce Pedestrian Accidents by Following These Tips When You Are Walking
No one would ever hope to be the victim of a pedestrian accident yet these accidents happen every day. At Law Offices of Fernando D. Vargas we are standing by to help people who have been injured in this type of accident and others. You can call us now at 909-982-0707 for a free legal consultation if you have suffered a pedestrian accident injury. Otherwise, keep reading to find out how you can reduce your chances of being the victim of this type of accident.
Put Down Your Cell Phone
There are currently no laws involving using a cell phone while walking or crossing the street but you would be wise to avoid doing so. Even if you have looked up and there is no one coming toward you, or an intersection is not coming up, having your face down in your phone makes you a standing target. This is doubly important when you are crossing the street. Put your phone down and pay attention when you are walking.
Look Both Ways Before Crossing the Street
This is advice most people have gotten from the time they were two years old yet many people still do not follow it. If you are at an intersection, stop and look both ways before crossing – every time! We have seen people injured and even killed in pedestrian accidents because they believed they had the right of way and did not look both ways. Having the right of way may ensure that you are not found at fault for an accident, but it does nothing to prevent the accident in the first place.
Make Sure Drivers Can See You
If a driver cannot see you then they are obviously much more likely to hit you. If you are walking at night, wear something bright or reflective. If you are walking during the day, make sure that you make eye contact with any driver before walking out in a crosswalk in front of them. Doing so ensures that they have seen you and greatly increases the chances that they will stop. Do not assume that just because you have seen them, they have seen you and will follow the law accordingly.
Call Us Right Away if You Are Injured in a Pedestrian Accident
If you do suffer from injuries in a pedestrian accident then you need to work with an attorney as soon as possible. The sooner you contact us, the more evidence we are likely to be able to gather. We can help ensure you get the right medical care. We can go over your legal options to ensure that you do not make a simple mistake that could affect the results of your case.
When you work with Law Offices of Fernando D. Vargas, we will take your case on a contingency basis. This means that you never pay us a cent until we win your case. If we do not win your case then you owe us nothing. Call now at 909-982-0707 to get started.