We recently wrote about a car-pedestrian accident in Anaheim which reportedly left the pedestrian critically injured. Because of the serious danger to unprotected pedestrians in these accidents, we want to discuss pedestrian safety a little more. Although some accidents are simply “bad luck” or are caused by someone else’s dangerous actions, many car accidents could be avoided if both the driver and the pedestrian are more cautious. One of the easiest things a pedestrian can do to increase his safety when walking near roadways is simply to become more visible. Here are some great tips for pedestrians who want to increase their visibility to drivers:
- If you are waiting to cross a roadway, make sure you stand where drivers can see you. Don’t allow yourself to be “hidden” by parked cars, signs, etc.
- Wear bright colors, reflective clothing, and/or other reflectors.
- If you walk at night, bring a flashlight and try to stick to well-lit areas.
- If possible, always cross in a crosswalk and observe other safety rules. If you cross at the wrong time or in an unusual place, drivers may not be looking for you.
If you or a loved one was injured as a pedestrian in an Orange County car-pedestrian accident, you may be eligible for compensation for your injuries and other expenses. We encourage you to speak with an experienced Orange County injury attorney to learn more about your rights. Call the Orange County injury attorneys with Russell & Lazarus today at (949) 851-0222, or simply fill out the online contact form on this page to learn more.