Phoenix pedestrian accidents occur more often than you might expect. When you’re walking in an area where there are cars, you are vulnerable. This doesn’t mean that you should give up walking in these areas, but it does mean that you should take steps to keep yourself safer when you do so. Pedestrians are advised, for example, to avoid walking in very heavily trafficked areas, such as freeways. They should also use a sidewalk or other designated walking area whenever possible and should only cross the street in designated areas. As long as you’re obeying the rules, you’ll be protected. Even if an accident does occur, it will be through no fault of your own.
If you must walk in traffic, always make sure that you stay facing it. This will keep you aware of what is going on around you. You should also make sure that you are easily visible when walking, especially at night. Dark colored clothing often makes you difficult to see. Wearing bright clothing, carrying a flashlight, or taking other measures to make yourself more visible is always a wise choice.
Finally, always make sure that you are as alert and aware as you possibly can be. You’ll want to keep your eyes peeled at all times. Also, don’t do anything that could impair your ability to make good decisions, such as drinking alcohol before walking.
Even when people follow these tips, however, Phoenix pedestrian accidents do sometimes still occur. If you are involved in an accident, make sure that, once you’ve sought medical help, you contact an attorney right away. The professionals at Dault Law are experienced in dealing with these types of cases and can help you to get the justice you deserve.