Cars and Pedestrians
As dangerous as a collision between two motor vehicles can be, it does not compare to the likely devastating consequences of a car hitting a pedestrian. For this reason, motorists must take special care when driving in pedestrian-heavy areas, including urban environments, streets around parks and schools, parking lots, and entertainment districts. There is no excuse for distracted driving in these areas, as the potential for someone being seriously injured or killed is very real.
Drivers are responsible for keeping pedestrians’ safety in mind as they navigate the roads and should assume that walkers and runners have the right-of-way at all times. If you have been hit by a car while on foot and would like to explore the possibility of filing a lawsuit, the Sheboygan car accident lawyers of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ® can walk you through your options. Contact us today at 800-242-2874 for more information.
Keeping Pedestrians Safe
Although motorists must remain constantly vigilant while behind the wheel, there is an elevated risk of pedestrian accidents when drivers are:
- Backing up
- Making left turns
- Approaching crosswalks
- Near busses or bus stops
- In pedestrian-heavy areas
The best way for a driver to avoid injuring a pedestrian is to avoid distractions and remain aware at all times.
If you or someone you love has been hit by a car, you may be entitled to compensation for damages and medical bills, particularly if the driver was behaving negligently. To discuss your case and explore your legal options, contact the experienced Sheboygan car accident attorneys of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ® at 800-242-2874.