It is estimated that nearly 70,000 pedestrians are involved in accidents with automobiles each year. While there are safety measures in place to ensure that pedestrians can walk without the risk of injury, driver negligence can often negate these measures. This is why it is very important for pedestrians to keep themselves as safe as they can.
Pedestrians who are struck by reckless drivers may have grounds for financial compensation. If you or someone you love suffered an injury because a reckless driver hit you while you were walking, contact the Milwaukee pedestrian accident lawyers of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ® at 1-800-242-2874.
While reckless drivers account for many pedestrian accidents, it is important to note that some careless pedestrians put themselves in harm’s way. To avoid accidents, pedestrians should always:
- Observe an automobile’s right of way
- Cross the road only on crosswalks
- Look both ways before crossing the road
- Stay on the sidewalk
Observing these basic rules can help a pedestrian remain safe while walking near a road.
Unfortunately, these tips may not always protect an individual from driver negligence. Acts of driver negligence include:
- Failure to observe a crosswalk
- Running a red light or stop sign
- Not paying attention
In these cases, pedestrians who suffer injuries may be entitled to financial compensation from the reckless drivers who cause their injuries.
The Milwaukee car accident attorneys of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ® will fight for you if you have been injured by a reckless driver while walking. Contact our office today at 1-800-242-2874 to learn more about your legal rights and options.