Posted on Friday, May 10th, 2024 at 8:10 am    

As summer approaches, many of us will have time off of work and school and spend longer hours outdoors. However, this increase in time spent outside also increases the risks of pedestrian accidents that result from higher foot traffic. In the following post, Tiemann Law Firm outlines safety tips when it comes to preventing pedestrian accidents and how a lawyer can help you navigate your case if you’ve been involved in one.

Causes of Pedestrian Accidents Include

  1. Driver Distractions: Drivers who are texting, talking on the phone, or engaging in other distractions are less likely to see pedestrians and react in time to avoid a collision. Similarly, pedestrians may also be distracted by their phones, conversations, or music.
  2. Failure to Yield: This can occur due to speeding or simply not paying attention to pedestrians. With more people out and about during the spring and summer, it’s imperative to be aware whether you’re in the car or on foot.
  3. Visibility Challenges: Longer daylight hours, especially in the coming months, can create a false sense of security for both pedestrians and drivers. However, increased glare from the sun, particularly during sunrise and sunset, can impair visibility.

Pedestrian Accident Info You Need to Know

Tips for Pedestrian Safety

  1. Stay Alert and Visible: Pay constant attention and make yourself as visible as possible to drivers by wearing bright or reflective clothing.
  2. Use Designated Crosswalks: Cross the street at designated crosswalks and obey traffic signals.
  3. Avoid Distractions: Stay off your phone and remove headphones when crossing the street.
  4. Make Eye Contact: When crossing the street, make eye contact with drivers to ensure they see you.

Ways Tiemann Law Firm‘s Lawyers can Help after a Pedestrian Accident in Sacramento

  1. Providing legal guidance and expertise so you better understand your rights and options.
  2. Helping with the investigation and evidence collection to build a strong case based on eyewitness testimonies, police reports, and surveillance footage.
  3. Negotiating with insurance companies as professionals who understand the challenges and complexities that go along with these types of negotiations.
  4. Litigating in cases where a fair settlement cannot be reached so you get the compensation you deserve.

The personal injury attorneys of Tiemann Law Firm will give you peace of mind throughout your pedestrian accident case. Contact us today for a free, same-day consultation by calling (916) 999-9000 or toll-free: (800) 712-2000.

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