Are there ways to avoid pedestrian accidents?

In a walkable city like Chicago where so many people get around on foot, being a pedestrian means you need to take proper precautions to avoid a potential accident involving a vehicle. Though not all accidents are pedestrians’ faults, some can be. So it is important to do all that is in your power to attempt to stay safe. If you or someone you know is involved in a pedestrian traffic accident, you might be wondering exactly who is at fault and whether you have a case.

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As a pedestrian, being involved in an accident with an automobile can be devastating. And it can take a lot of mental energy, financial loss and physical pain to go through such an ordeal. But the lawyers at the law offices of Attorney Dan Newlin & Partners can help you to understand your pedestrian rights and help you decide whether you have a case and might be entitled to compensation.

To stay safe while walking near cars, common sense and caution both come into play. Always try to plan your routes and remain aware of traffic patterns and potential hazards when crossing streets. You can do things like making eye contact with drivers while you cross and always assuming a driver doesn’t see you or won’t yield to you. No matter where you live in Illinois, Chicago or the Suburbs we are here for you 24 hours a day 7 days week, Attorney Dan Newlin or one of his experienced pedestrian accident attorneys will be honored to meet you in person to advise you of all of your legal rights and will be honored to personally help you during this difficult time.

And you should also have a plan for what to do in case an accident occurs or is about to occur. For instance, if the driver keeps going while you are halfway across a road, you could opt to backtrack or stop as long as other cars do not endanger you.

If you have kids, there are additional safety measures to consider. Because children are not always as aware or experienced in dealing with vehicles and so many of them in the Chicago area walk to school daily, kids are more likely than adults to be involved in an accident with a vehicle. And if your child is involved in an unfortunate accident, it can help to have an experienced attorney on your side. No matter where you live in Illinois, Chicago or the Suburbs we are here for you 24 hours a day 7 days week, Attorney Dan Newlin or one of his experienced pedestrian accident attorneys will be honored to meet you in person to advise you of all of your legal rights and will be honored to personally help you during this difficult time.

To reduce the risk of a vehicle-pedestrian accident, you can try to coordinate your child’s walks with older children who can watch out for the younger ones. An older teen might be more aware of their surroundings and in general more cautious.

You also might want to really get to know the walking route your child takes to school. Walk it with him or her and be on the lookout for any potential hazards or traffic patterns. Keep in mind that your child may sometimes opt for a detour, so try to also get to know the nearby surrounding streets along the route.

Be sure to talk to your kids about paying attention and how they should not be talking, texting or playing games on their phones while walking. If they listen to music and wear headphones, that might also be risky because they may not hear a car approaching.

Lastly, pay attention to what your kids are wearing when walking to school. If their clothing is too dark, it may be difficult for drivers to see them crossing the street or highway. And if children wear hoodies, tinted sunglasses or large hats, they may have trouble with visibility of oncoming traffic or potential road hazards.

For both your child’s protection and your own, consider these precautionary measures when walking around Chicago. Whether for an adult or child, they can prevent injuries and save lives.

If you or your child happens to be involved in a vehicle-pedestrian accident, you should contact the law offices of Attorney Dan Newlin & Partners at (312) 888-8000.

Our personal injury attorneys have aggressively fought thousands of cases and our team can help you assess whether you have a case and, if so, fight to get you any compensation to which you might be entitled.