How Pedestrians Can Stay Safe
Several safety tips exist in order to keep both pedestrians and drivers safe while minimizing any risks of collision, injury, and/or death.
- Be aware of your surroundings. A pedestrian may not be using a designated crosswalk.
- Follow the speed limit. Take extra caution when traveling through school zones, parking lots, and other areas that usually have a lot of pedestrian activity.
- Give plenty of space between the crosswalk and your vehicle to allow safe passage for pedestrians. Ensure that vehicles behind you can also see the pedestrian as well.
- Do not drink and/or do drugs and then drive.
- Refrain from texting while driving or any other activities while driving that are considered a distraction.
- Walk only in designated bridges, sidewalks, or crosswalks. Wait for the proper signal to cross.
- Ensure that you’re visible to drivers. Make eye contact with them before crossing.
- If there is no designated crosswalk, sidewalk, or bridge, cross over a well-lit pathway clear of the traffic.
- Avoid walking across busy roads like highways, interstates, or other roadways that prohibit crossing over.
- Do not consume alcohol or other substances that will inebriate you and inhibit decision-making and personal safety.
As the above suggests, it isn’t uncommon for negligence to fall on the driver of the vehicle, but sometimes fault and liability can also lie on the pedestrian.
You need an experienced pedestrian accident attorney to help you determine liability in your pedestrian accident claim. Contact Hammack Law Firm right now at (864) 479-8867 for a FREE case evaluation.
What Kind of Compensation Can I Earn From My Pedestrian Accident Claim?
For nearly two decades, the pedestrian accident lawyer of Hammack Law Firm has helped clients earn what is owed to them. We can help you recover damages covering but not limited to:
- Medical Treatment – Medical bills, rehabilitation costs, and other expenses toward treatment are necessary after you have sustained injuries in an auto-pedestrian accident. This category of damages helps you pay for it.
- Loss of Earnings – You are entitled to recover lost wages since you were unable to work due to your injuries sustained in an auto-pedestrian accident. This category helps to reimburse you for those lost earnings.
- Future Earnings – Lasting injuries can affect your ability to work moving forward. This form of compensation aids in the recovery of that missing income.
- Impact of Injuries on Daily Tasks – Some injuries that are sustained in an auto-pedestrian accident impact your daily routine. This form of compensation helps you recover those damages.
- Lost Opportunities – Your injuries from an auto-pedestrian accident may cause you to miss out on opportunities that may have improved your financial situation and/or improve quality of life changes. This form of compensation remedies that.
Due to the gravity of these accidents, death is something that frequently happens. Because of this reality, surviving members of the decedent may be eligible to file a wrongful death claim with Hammack Law Firm to help recover damages that cover but are not limited to:
- Medical expenses relating to the auto-pedestrian accident prior to the death of the victim.
- Funeral and burial costs.
- Loss of the primary household provider.
Our Greenville, SC, personal injury pedestrian accident attorneys are ready to fight tooth and nail for the justice and compensation you deserve. Reach out to us today at (864) 479-8867 for a FREE case evaluation.
Legally recovering from a traumatic event is only accomplished through experienced legal representation. At Hammack Law Firm, we’ve celebrated nearly two decades of pedestrian accident claim wins that have totaled in millions of dollars of compensation awarded to our clients. We want to right the wrongs committed by negligent or malicious parties.