The danger of being struck by a vehicle while walking is quite frightening. Walking across the street in the crosswalk is a big risk. Make you and your family’s well-being as a priority by knowing these safety tips. Also, if you are to suffer personal injury from an accident in the crosswalk, there are a few steps you should follow afterwards.
There are a few things you can do to protect you and your family from personal injury as pedestrians. Always be sure to cross at designated crossing areas. Wait for crossing signals when walking at a crosswalk. If a crossing vest or flag is available be sure to use them for better visibility when crossing. Also make sure to wear bright clothing when walking at night.
After an Accident
Being struck by a vehicle leaves a lot of questions after the accident; luckily, an attorney from Robert J. DeBry and Associates can help. At the scene of the accident, there are a few important steps to take. Move out of the street as quickly as possible if you are able to. Be sure to photograph the incident if possible, just as you would any other accident and collect the driver’s information.
Call the police and wait at the scene for them. Try to keep the driver at the scene until the police arrive. Seek medical treatment right away for any personal injuries sustained in the accident. It is important to report your injuries for insurance claims and any legal issues down the road; an attorney will help you. In order to protect yourself you need to file an insurance claim with the driver’s insurance right away.
Being involved in an accident as a pedestrian can leave you feeling unprotected and with a personal injury. The driver has their insurance on their side trying to find ways to pay out the least amount possible. Seeking legal help to get coverage for any injury can be beneficial to you. Simply talking to a lawyer can put someone in your corner to help you get what you deserve in preparation for the accident.