As the summer draws near, you will be more tempted to hit the streets on foot. However, this will put you and your loved ones more at risk of being hit by a motorist and suffering a serious injury as a result of a Santa Monica pedestrian accident.
Pedestrian safety tips
As a pedestrian, you are more vulnerable than a motorist. You lack the protections that a car would offer, such as seat belts and airbags. It is important that you exercise caution when on foot. Here are a few safety tips you can follow to ensure your safety:
- Always use marked crosswalks
- Cross at intersections
- Avoid roads without sidewalks
- Walk along lighted paths only
- Walk against traffic where you can see oncoming traffic
- Avoid walking in the dark
Always look both ways before crossing
This is a simple rule that we teach our children. However, adults should follow the same principle. You can’t always count on the fact that a motorist will see you or that they will obey all traffic rules. It’s important to be aware of any vehicles on the road before entering the roadway.
Wear proper clothing
Though you should avoid walking at night, it can’t always be avoided. Make sure you dress in a manner that makes it easier for motorists to see you. This includes wearing bright and/or reflective clothing when walking in the dark.
Building your case
No matter what safety precautions you take as a pedestrian, you can avoid the unpredictability of other motorists. An experienced pedestrian accident attorney can help you build your case and hold the responsible driver liable for your injuries. The team at Steinberg Injury Lawyers can help you get the compensation you deserve for your Santa Monica pedestrian accident injury.
However, building a solid pedestrian accident case can be difficult. That is why you should order your free copy of our book, 7 Biggest Mistakes That Can Ruin Your California Injury Case.
If you or someone you know has been injured in a pedestrian accident, contact one of our experienced Santa Monica pedestrian accident attorneys for a free case evaluation at Steinberg Injury Lawyers at (800) 989-6385.