While you and your loved ones are having fun outside, savoring Connecticut’s beautiful spring weather, or maybe walking on one of the state’s scenic roadways you are, sadly, still in danger of being the victim of a car accident. Trying to get to the other side of a heavily trafficked intersection inevitably comes with the possibility of this danger, but passing through them while paying attention, exercising caution, and knowing the rules of the road could help save you or a member of your family from being seriously injured or maybe even killed.
Pedestrian-involved car accidents take place much too often when you stop and think about how easy the majority of them are to avoid altogether. Demonstrating just a bit of extra care and ensuring that you don’t simply try to dash across as fast as you can be very helpful keeping you and your family members out of harm’s way, even if you are forced to deal with a driver whose is not paying any attention to his or her surroundings.
There are a few steps that you, as a pedestrian, can take that will help you avoid sustaining serious car accident-related injuries you and your loved ones are simply trying to enjoy some fresh air and exercise.
It helps to always walk on sidewalks whenever it is possible to do so. Walking along the shoulder of a roadway might seem like a harmless idea, but doing so can be very dangerous. Keeping to the sidewalks is one of the best ways to reduce your chances of being involved in a car accident while you are out walking.
Patience is a Virtue
When you come to an intersection, you may feel the urge to dash across it so you don’t get held up at a freshly-changed light. Hurried motorists, however, might be as anxious as you to cross the intersection and that, coupled with your insistence to beat that very same light could potentially end in disaster.
Make Sure You Are Visible to Cars Driving By
Regardless of whether you are walking around during the daytime or going for a nighttime jog, you should always stay in clear view of all drivers. This will help them to realize if and when you plan on crossing the road. Be cognizant of street signage or tree branches and roadside shrubbery that could be concealing you from a passing driver’s point of view.
No matter what reason you have for wanting to take a walk or a jog around your Connecticut neighborhood, if you have been injured due to another person’s carelessness, negligence, or maliciousness, you need to contact a personal injury attorney as soon as you can. Here at Moynahan Law Firm, our attorneys are prepared to respond aggressively to your claim and to see to it that you get the full amount that you deserve for your damages.
If you would like to discuss your personal injury case with one of our experienced attorneys, then please reach out to us at (203) 597-6364 today.