Pedestrian accident attorneys serving Merrillville & Valparaiso areas
The pedestrian accident lawyers at Sarkisian Law Offices are ready to help you with your case. Our offices are based in Lake County and Porter County, Indiana.
Pedestrian accidents can be scary and unexpected, yet they are a common cause of injury cases.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration defines a pedestrian as any person that is on foot, walking, running, jogging, hiking, sitting, or lying down when involved in a motor vehicle accident.
As a pedestrian, you have the right to walk outside, ride your bike, or go jogging without getting involved in an accident. Common situations that can increase the risk of pedestrian accidents include:
- Low visibility caused by clouds, fog, or bright sun rays
- Low visibility at night
- Unpredictable driving conditions caused by rain, snow or ice
- Impaired driving
Pedestrian accidents may be avoided by taking these proper safety precautions:
When driving, always remember to yield to pedestrians. Pedestrians have the right-of-way, even where crosswalks are not designated.
When turning onto a new street or driving around a corner, be cautious with any pedestrians who may be crossing the road, especially in urban or residential areas.