San Jose Vehicle Collision Attorneys Discuss Pedestrian Accidents
It is not only drivers who can avoid pedestrian accidents; there are ways for pedestrians to keep themselves safer as well. Avoid accidents and share the road with these tips from our San Jose lawyers:
- Be careful around buses. Keep school bus safety in mind, particularly in school areas or times of day when children are present and active aside the roadway.
- Yield to pedestrians. Always yield to pedestrians in crosswalks, at curbs, and wherever they want to cross, unless it would be a danger to stop for them to cross.
- Slow down and be patient. Try to slow down and show patience behind the wheel. Saving a few minutes could be at the expense of safety.
- Take other factors into account. Consider the weather conditions when traveling and keep a cautious eye out for pedestrians. Also, don’t operate under the influence of intoxicants that could dull your senses and reaction time.
- Know before you go. Never assume it is safe to drive around a stopped or parked car; proceed cautiously and slowly.
- Use crosswalks when possible. It is always safest to cross the street at crosswalks or marked crossing areas.
- Don’t assume drivers see you. Don’t let your guard down when walking or crossing the street; wear something bold or reflective to help drivers see you. Also, always hesitate to cross until you are sure that motorists see you.
- Be very cautious on the shoulder. The shoulder of the road can be a very dangerous place. If you are walking on the side of the road, get as far away from the road as possible and walk with the flow and direction of traffic.
Contact Our Bay Area Personal Injury Attorneys Immediately
Whether you drive around the Bay Area or walk the streets of downtown San Jose, make an effort to avoid an accident. If you need a Bay Area personal injury attorney, contact Farling, Hecht & Davis, LLP today via our online contact form here. Our pedestrian accident lawyers can help you sort through your accident to get the compensation you deserve for your injuries.