Greater Sacramento Area Pedestrian Accident Attorneys
Legal Counsel for Injured Pedestrians & Their Families
Pedestrian safety is a major concern when it comes to roadways across Greater Sacramento Area. Although our region ranked last in California for pedestrian fatalities (based on counties with similar populations in 2014, from the California Office of Traffic Safety rankings report), the United States saw an increase in pedestrian fatalities from 2014 to 2015. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) reports that 5,376 pedestrians lost their lives in traffic collisions in 2015. Pedestrians are exposed and extremely susceptible to catastrophic injury if they are struck by a vehicle.
If you or someone you love was injured as a pedestrian, we at Caraway Injury Attorneys may be able to help. Our Gold River injury lawyers represent the injured and the families of those who have lost their lives in pedestrian accidents. Although your entire life may seem turned upside down and backward, we can offer insight and support to help you hold any at-fault parties responsible for your medical bills, lost earnings and even emotional trauma. We fight tirelessly for pedestrians’ rights.
Need to talk to a Greater Sacramento Area pedestrian accident lawyer? Call (916) 655-5555 today!
“Everyone Is a Pedestrian”
The NHTSA reminds us that “everyone is a pedestrian” in their Pedestrian Safety publication, which cites pedestrian accident statistics and offers helpful information on what pedestrians and motorists can do to reduce these injuries and fatalities. Taking these steps can help promote your safety and the safety of your children, who may be at a greater risk due to their smaller size and lack of experience.
Taking the following steps may reduce your chances of a pedestrian accident:
- As a pedestrian, obey the rules of the road. Follow traffic signals and signs.
- Walk on the sidewalk wherever it is present.
- If there is no sidewalk, always walk facing traffic and keep as far to the side of the road as possible.
- Remain alert at all times.
- Cross the street at crosswalks or intersections, in accordance with traffic signs and signals.
- Look for cars at all times, and never assume that a driver sees you.
- Wear bright colors and reflective clothing at night to make yourself more visible.
Particularly as a pedestrian, it is better to err on the side of caution when sharing the road or street with motorists. Be vigilant and aware of what is going on around you to reduce your risk of an accident.
Reach out to a skilled and caring Greater Sacramento Area pedestrian accident attorney when you call (916) 655-5555 today.