Walking and jogging are the most common forms of exercise as a means to better fitness and health, but it is important to ensure that proper safety measures are followed. Wearing reflective gear and having the proper walking or running shoes can make a big difference. In addition, looking out for traffic and being aware of your surroundings, by looking for uneven pavement, cracks in the sidewalk or debris on jogging paths can prove to help in keeping you safe.
Unfortunately, pedestrians are often at fault, quite often distracted by texting, talking on their cell phone, listening to music while walking, or simply not paying enough attention. Accidents, however, can occur even when walkers and joggers are following all the rules, such as staying attentive at all times, and crossing the road only at the designated crosswalks. Many factors (such as motorist negligence, poor road design and inadequate signage) often lead to serious or even fatal pedestrian accidents. Motorists must also do their part to help keep pedestrians safe by following some simple rules, such as driving slowly through neighborhoods and showing extra caution when nearing an intersection.
If you or a loved one has been involved in a pedestrian accident in Florida, the experienced Pedestrian Accident Experts at Fenstersheib Law Group will provide a free initial consultation to determine your legal rights. We have nearly 40 years of experience in personal injury cases, and we will evaluate your options free of charge. Our legal team will advise you of the necessary steps to secure the compensation you deserve for your pain and suffering. Call us today, toll-free, at 1-800-TellRobert. Our phones are answered 24 hours a day, 7 days per week.
Please remember to refer your friends and family to Fenstersheib Law Group if involved in a car or truck accident and are in need of a personal injury attorney. We are just a phone call away, 1-800-TellRobert.