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At some time, everyone is a pedestrian

It doesn't matter where you live or work. It doesn't matter if you enjoy walking or would rather drive everywhere. At some point, you will be considered a pedestrian. The same holds true for everybody else.

Think about it this way: even if you drive to your destination, such as the grocery store, once you arrive you have to walk to the door. At that point, you are considered a pedestrian. For this reason, you should become familiar with the potential for being involved in a pedestrian accident.

According to the United States Department of Transportation, approximately 75 percent of all pedestrian deaths occur in an urban area. Adding to this, 70 percent happen at nighttime. With those stats in mind, you should take extra care if you are a pedestrian in an urban environment or during nighttime hours.

The United States Department of Transportation also makes it clear that drivers and pedestrians do not always obey the rules of the road. For example, some people continue to drive distracted, such as by paying more attention to their cellphone than the road. This type of behavior can lead to an accident.

Everyone is a pedestrian at some time, so it is a must to understand what you can do to keep yourself, as well as others, safe.

If you or a loved one has been injured in a pedestrian accident, you could be faced with many months of treatment. When the time comes to learn more about your legal rights, you can visit our website. Our "Pedestrian Accidents" webpage is packed full of information.

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