Under most conditions, pedestrians have the right of way. However, both the driver and the pedestrian have a responsibility to be cautious around each other.
Pedestrian responsibilities include:
- Crossing the street only with the "walk" signal
- Walking in cross-walks
- Avoiding interrupting the flow of traffic by darting out into the street
Driver responsibilities include:
- Using turn signals
- Yielding to pedestrians in cross-walks
- Paying attention to road conditions
- Obeying speed limits
With regard to children, the driver of the vehicle has more of a responsibility. Children's actions are usually less predictable than an adult's, making it more important for drivers to be more cautious around children.
You may be eligible for compensation for your injuries, whether you're the driver or the pedestrian who is injured in the accident. Our personal injury lawyers will investigate your case and assess a fair and just reward for your suffering.
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