Pedestrian Accidents Lead to Serious Injuries
Walking is usually good for your health. Nonetheless, thousands of pedestrian are injured or killed in the U.S. every year. Most of these victims are elderly or children but it’s important to realize that anyone can be injured when they are walking along roadways.The obligation to watch out for pedestrians largely falls on the driver. Of course, pedestrians can take precautions too. Looking both ways, obeying traffic signals and staying within crosswalks are all good ways to make certain that a walk doesn’t turn into an accident. However, sometimes a collision occurs even when the pedestrian is following all of the applicable rules of the road. Most of these happen because of a mistake or inattention on the part of a driver.
Driver errors that lead to pedestrian accidents include failing to yield at crosswalks, running traffic signals, driving while distracted, driving recklessly and driving while under the influence. A driver who commits any of these errors and injures a pedestrian may be obligated to compensate them for the damages they suffer.
Pedestrians who are hurt by a reckless or negligent driver need solid legal advice. That’s why it’s important to contact the Potter Law Office as soon as possible after the accident occurs. The Nevada pedestrian accident attorneys at this firm have extensive experience helping people recover from their injuries. Contact them today for a free initial consultation.