There are many areas designated as pedestrian crosswalks. There are some instances, too, where the vehicle cross-traffic is not necessarily controlled by lights. In many states, the incidence of the preceding scenario is quite high. Such is the case, for multi-lane streets, in many areas of the country. Regardless of the setup, pedestrian crosswalks must be entered carefully by the walker and the laws of the road must be taken seriously by the automobile driver–and this includes where lights are functional and stop signs are present. Crossing a pedestrian crosswalk becomes more of a difficulty or risk during nighttime hours.
The person, not physically active, may not have the proper capacity to judge certain situations properly and may walk far to slowly. Not everyone, too, makes it a point, unfortunately, to make a full stop at these designated crosswalks. For the most part, the nation’s streets are safe. However, there are times when drivers act negligently or pedestrians, once again, may misjudge a situation.
It is a given, there are certain intersections, in the country, that are not controlled or where errors are made. The vehicle speeds up, not noticing, until too late, the pedestrian in the crosswalk. In any event, a good general rule to follow is that whenever a car is stopped at a crosswalk, it is wise for the next car to act with caution and of course come to a full stop. The driver in the second car, noting a car motionless at a crosswalk, is not at liberty to overtake the other vehicle. The second vehicle, in the preceding scenario, is approaching the first vehicle, stopped at the crosswalk from behind.
When it comes to pedestrian crosswalks and cars there is a specific type of accident. The accident involves persons who cross roads with more than one lane. Some persons walk into the roadway thinking that there is time available; even in situations where the crosswalk is controlled.
When road accidents happen, with regard to crosswalks, a lawsuit is possible many times with the government entity involved, who is responsible or accountable for the safety element of the crosswalk.
If an accidental occurrence happens, far too often, then it is necessary to take up the matter with the responsible entity as well as the parties involved. Naturally, auto accident attorneys are in a position to advise prospective clients, involved in the preceding type accidents, of the best course of action.
In order to attain advice, with regard to any type of auto accident, the party involved in the accident is encouraged to contact us. We guarantee to provide our clients with necessary peace of mind as to the details surrounding their respective cases.