Common Causes of Pedestrian Accidents
Many such cases are the result of car accidents. Distracted driving is a significant contributor to pedestrian accidents. Motorists using mobile phones, eating, adjusting in-car entertainment systems, applying makeup, or engaging in other distractions may fail to notice pedestrians, leading to a car accident.
Failure to Yield
Failure to yield the right of way at crosswalks and intersections is a common cause of pedestrian car accidents. Both drivers and pedestrians must adhere to traffic rules to prevent collisions.
Speeding and Reckless Driving
The faster a car is going, the harder it is to stop. Excessive speed increases the likelihood of a pedestrian car accident. Motorists must operate their vehicles responsibly to ensure the safety of those on foot. Sadly, our lawyers see speeding as the contributing factor in many pedestrian accident cases, even leading to serious injuries and fatal injuries.