Unfortunately, it’s not uncommon for pedestrians to get struck by motor vehicles in Illinois. The extent of their injuries can range from minor to life-threatening. Fortunately, there are some things that pedestrians can do to stay safe while they are walking around their community.
Only cross at crosswalks
It is often difficult for drivers to see pedestrians when they are crossing in unmarked areas. This is why pedestrians should only cross the street at crosswalks. Many of these crosswalks have crossing signals as well. These signals allow pedestrians to cross safely because they alert drivers to stop in order to give pedestrians a certain amount of time to cross the street.
Many motor vehicle accidents occur at night because a driver strikes a pedestrian that they just can’t see. Pedestrians who plan on walking at night need to take a few precautions so that they remain visible when it’s dark outside. This should include things like wearing light-colored clothing or using a flashlight.
Pedestrians may choose to walk around while looking at their phone, but this can increase the chances of them getting hit by a car. They should remain alert no matter where they are walking. Text messages and phone calls should wait until they get to their destination safely.
When a pedestrian gets hit by a car, it can change their life forever. However, there are some things that they can do to stay safe no matter where they are walking to. It’s imperative that they remain attentive and make the right decisions in order to avoid getting struck by a motor vehicle.
If you are pedestrian that has been injured, please call The Fakhouri Firm, LLC at 312-999-9990 and speak to our attorney to see if you are eligible to be compensated!