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Safety Tips for Pedestrians in Wisconsin

January 4, 2017 |

While many people walk the streets of Wisconsin without incident, there are still some potential dangers that pedestrians may often face. Pedestrian collisions occur far too often and are most often the result of the driver’s negligence. While it may not be possible to completely prevent a crash from happening, there are various things that you can do to help protect yourself. Follow these safety tips if you plan on walking around Wisconsin streets.

  • Avoid walking at night: If you can, avoid walking at night. If you absolutely have to walk at night, try to stick with brightly lit areas. When drivers are on the road at night, their visibility is decreased. Not only that, but their fatigue may be increased or they may be on their way home from the bar. In any case, if the driver doesn’t see you, it could cause a serious crash.
  • Always cross at a crosswalk: Pedestrians who attempt to cross in the middle of the street are putting themselves at risk of a crash. The pedestrian may come out from behind a vehicle and the driver is not expecting to stop. If the driver is already distracted, this makes a crash inevitable.
  • Take off the headphones and focus: The world is all about technology these days so you can see plenty of people walking the streets staring at their phones with headphones covering their ears. While there is no harm in enjoying your music, when you approach a crosswalk, you should pause it and focus on the road. You can hear and see potential dangers coming your way and attempt to avoid it.

If a crash occurs between a vehicle and a pedestrian, it is most often the individual not protected by a metal frame who sustains serious and often life-threatening injuries. Our Wisconsin pedestrian accident lawyers at Cannon & Dunphy S.C. recognize these dangers and the importance of protecting pedestrians.

We have helped countless clients over the past 30 years, helping them seek the compensation they deserve to recover from the expenses incurred as a result of their injuries.

Call our firm today to discuss your potential case.

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