A collision with an auto can leave a victim with serious injuries including spinal, neck and brain injuries.

A collision with an auto can leave a victim with serious injuries including spinal, neck and brain injuries.


Detroit, MI- According to the Michigan Office of Public Safety there were 158 fatal traffic accidents involving pedestrians in 2014, and 2,480 pedestrians were injured. Unfortunately, in urban areas like Detroit, pedestrian accidents are just a fact of life, but some of these accidents can be avoided. Of course, there are bad habits motorists need to avoid, but USAttorneys would like to discuss a few steps pedestrians can take to prevent being in a car collision.
Cross streets at crosswalks- Sometimes it’s just quicker to cross a street in midblock instead of walking to an intersection to cross. Sure it’s expedient, but it’s also dangerous. Motorists are barely looking for pedestrians at crosswalks, so they are certain to miss them if the dash into the road at an unexpected point. Always use a crosswalk because if you have the misfortune of being hit, at least all of the liability will fall on the motorist.
Walking while intoxicated- If you are impaired or intoxicated, walking is the better choice, but it isn’t hazard-free, and you still risk being in an accident. According to the Centers for Disease Control, 34 percent of deadly pedestrian accidents involve pedestrians who are legally drunk. Just like drunk drivers, drunk pedestrians lack good judgement and are prone taking risks.
Pedestrians are more vulnerable at night.

Pedestrians are more vulnerable at night.


Avoid wearing dark clothes at night- The majority of pedestrian accidents occur at night, according to the CDC. That is because a pedestrian is harder to see at night, and too many pedestrians make themselves even more difficult to see by wear dark clothing. Pedestrians, who regularly walk at night, should carry a flashlight and wear lighter colored clothing. It’s also wise to invest in reflective clothing or accessories to be more visible in the dark.
Avoid wearing headphones- Listening to music can make a long walk enjoyable, but it can also be dangerous. A 2012 study conducted by researchers at the University of Maryland School of Medicine discovered that the number fatal accidents involving pedestrians who were wearing headphones tripled between 2004 and 2011. A pedestrian wearing headphones or earbuds cannot hear traffic moving around them and could miss important queues warning them of coming danger.
A pedestrian can keep themselves safe by following those few steps. If your pedestrian accident was unavoidable, USAttorneys recommends you get legal assistance, immediately! You may be eligible for compensation for your medical expenses, emotional distress and other financial damages you incur because of your collision, but you need to act and get legal help as soon as you are able.
If you were injured in an accident and you live in Detroit, we recommend you contact the Michigan Legal Center and set up a consultation with one of the firm’s talented personal injury lawyers. Attorneys Chris Trainor and his legal team will dedicate their time and experience to your case, so you recover a generous settlement. You can reach attorney Chris Trainor & Associates by calling 1-800-961-8477 or visiting their website.
Pedestrian accidents are more common in urban areas like Detroit.

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