Pedestrians have a right to use the road in the same manner as motorists do. Sidewalks are specifically designated for this purpose, and no vehicles are allowed to infringe upon this piece of real estate for whatever reason. At the same time, pedestrians rely on crosswalks to safely make their way from one side of the road to the other. These are usually demarcated by white lines behind which all cars must stay as long as the traffic light is red.
Crosswalks are usually marked by painted, white lines. That being said, these areas don’t necessarily have to be demarcated via a line, and sometimes, just a signpost will suffice.
Right of Way Pedestrian-Driver Accidents
Pedestrians are given what’s called right of way. That is to say, you as a pedestrian have a right to have a car yield for you when crossing the road at a crosswalk even when traffic controls aren’t in place or working. In addition, other vehicles may not pass a vehicle that has stopped for you in order to let you pass. Every year, thousands of pedestrians are killed in traffic accidents across the U.S. by reckless, negligent or arrogant drivers.
Medical Damages for Accidents
Pedestrian accidents can be serious, necessitating prompt medical attention. More often than not, these individuals suffer broken bones, internal organ damage, spinal cord injuries and even traumatic brain injury, all of which require expensive medical treatment.
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Even if the person who caused your accident fled the scene or doesn’t have enough insurance to cover damages, you can recover compensation by working with an experienced crosswalk accident lawyer. We have over two decades’ worth of experience, and we won’t charge you a single cent until we win your case for you. Please contact us today at 877-561-3004 for more information into what we can do for you. Thanks, and we look forward to hearing to you.