Driving Safely Around Pedestrians
In order to avoid seriously injuring or even killing another person, drivers must be particularly careful when they are in areas with high pedestrian traffic. This includes urban environments, areas around parks and schools, parking lots, and entertainment districts. While any accident has the potential to be serious, when a vehicle strikes a pedestrian the effects are much more likely to be devastating.
Motorists have a responsibility to keep pedestrian safety as one of their top priorities when they are behind the wheel. They must assume that pedestrians always have the right-of-way. If you have been hit by a negligent driver, contact the Wisconsin car accident attorneys of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ® at 800-242-2874.
Keeping Pedestrians Safe
While the best way to keep pedestrians safe is to remain aware and undistracted behind the wheel at all times, the risk of pedestrian accidents are elevated when drivers are:
- Approaching crosswalks.
- Backing up.
- Making left turns.
- Driving towards stopped buses or bus stops.
- Near schools, parks, or urban areas.
Drivers in these situations must recognize that there is a serious danger of an accident and take appropriate measures to keep all people safe.
If you or someone you love has been hurt in a pedestrian accident involving a car, you could be entitled to compensation. For more information, contact the experienced Wisconsin car accident lawyers of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ® at 800-242-2874.