If you are a pedestrian and get struck by a car or truck, with nothing to protect your body, you are vulnerable to serious injuries. Even if you are following all traffic and safety laws, pedestrians can easily be injured or killed by negligent drivers.
Although pedestrians were involved in less than two percent of all traffic accidents in Virginia in a recent year, they made up more than 15% of all traffic fatalities.
So if you’re walking somewhere or just out for a stroll, what should you watch out for, and how can you walk more defensively?
A pedestrian in Virginia is anyone on foot, or anyone who is not using a motor vehicle. A person using a skateboard, roller skates, or an e-scooter could be considered a pedestrian.
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Prevention, empathy, and diligence are hallmarks of everything we do at GibsonSingleton Virginia Injury Attorneys. Our community can see these ideals lived out in our work to prevent personal injuries from happening.
- Safety Education
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During the fall, our team works to distribute coats to people in need in our community.
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