As a pedestrian, you may assume that you are safe from harm when you are walking along a sidewalk or crossing the street within a legal intersection. Unfortunately, this is not always the case. Pedestrians can be hit by bicyclists, motorcycles, trucks, or even vehicles while on the sidewalk, and there are numerous crosswalk accidents each year.
While few pedestrian accidents are often the result of the result of a reckless or negligent pedestrian who failed to follow the rules of the road, many are also the result of negligent and reckless drivers.
Pedestrian accidents are commonly caused by:
- Failure to stop behind a crosswalk
- Failing to yield to pedestrians
- Unsafe left hand turns
- Running red lights
- Texting while driving or distracted driving
- Drunk driving
- Ignoring traffic signals
If you have been hurt while crossing the street or walking on the sidewalk, an attorney can investigate the circumstances that led to your accident and help you file a personal injury claim.
Pedestrians have no protection in a collision. While other motorists are encased in a vehicle and have seat belts and airbags, pedestrians have nothing. As a result, catastrophic injury is extremely common. Broken bones, road rash, neck and back injuries, spinal cord injuries, and brain injuries are all quite common in pedestrian accident cases. If you or someone you know has been seriously injured by a negligent motorist or bicyclist, speak with a Colorado Springs car accident lawyer today.
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