What are my legal rights as a pedestrian?
August 28, 2017 - Pedestrian Accidents
As a pedestrian, there are many rights that you have when you’re crossing the road, walking on a sidewalk or walking along the side of the road. If you feel that your rights have been violated, you can contact a Corpus Christi pedestrian accident lawyer to get the help that you need for any compensation as a result of an accident. A crosswalk is designed so that pedestrians can safely cross from one side of the road to the other. They are often found in cities that see a significant amount of traffic.
When drivers reach a crosswalk, they must stop for anyone who is in the designated area. They must remain stopped until the crosswalk is clear. A vehicle that is turning is required to stop for pedestrians. This is also a requirement if the light is green when the driver is turning. If you have been injured while crossing when another car is turning or if the car didn’t stop while crossing legally, then seek the assistance of a Corpus Christi pedestrian accident lawyer to find out about your options.
When you’re walking on the side of the road or on a sidewalk, you need to walk facing traffic. Distracted driving doesn’t excuse a driver from paying attention to crosswalks, sidewalks and the road if there are pedestrians in the area. If you see a flashing light with “DON’T WALK,” then it might be too late to start crossing the street, but if you’ve already started, then continue until you reach the opposite side.
Don’t sit idly by after being injured in a pedestrian accident. Contact the office of J. Reyna Law Firm to discuss compensation for injuries and missed time at work. You can also discuss any type of legal action that might ensue after the accident.
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