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These are the most common causes of car-pedestrian accidents

Even though you have rights as a pedestrian, such as the right of way at crosswalks, it doesn't mean that all drivers will take caution in your presence. Instead, a driver could make a variety of errors, any of which can lead to a serious accident.

Here are the most common causes of a car-pedestrian accident:

  • Distracted driving: When driving in close proximity to pedestrians, drivers must pay attention to the road and what's happening around them. Sending a text, for example, takes their eyes off the road and hands off the wheel.
  • Speeding: The faster a vehicle is moving, the more time it takes to stop. Speeding in close proximity to pedestrians is a common mistake that has the potential to cause a serious accident.
  • Driving under the influence: When a driver is intoxicated, they don't exercise good judgment. This also makes it more difficult for them to spot pedestrians, such as those who are crossing the street.
  • Failure to yield to pedestrians at crosswalks: When a pedestrian is in a crosswalk, all drivers are expected to stop until they pass. If a person isn't paying attention or is in a hurry, they may drive through a crosswalk without thinking twice.

Since a car-pedestrian accident has the potential to cause serious injury, you should do whatever you can to protect yourself.

If a driver makes a mistake that results in an accident, call 911 for help and focus all your immediate attention on your health. As time allows, you can learn more about your legal rights, the cause of the accident and the steps you can take to obtain compensation for your injuries.

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