As dangerous as distracted driving is, it’s the same for pedestrians. Texting at night includes dangers that texting and walking during the day doesn’t, like the afterimage of your phone’s screen as you raise your eyes to the darkness.

Besides missing an oncoming vehicle, you also put yourself at risk for attack. Avoid wearing in-ear headphones or standard headphones, as this can prevent you from hearing a horn or other important sounds.

Contact an Attorney if Seriously Injured in a Pedestrian Accident

The reality is that pedestrians can do everything in their power to increase visibility, but following these pedestrian safety tips doesn’t guarantee protection from an accident. A driver’s careless or reckless actions can cause serious physical harm.

To learn if you have a case, don’t hesitate to seek legal counsel. Injured pedestrians may recover compensation to cover their medical costs, lost earnings, pain and suffering, mental anguish and more. Call Jason R. Schultz at 404-474-0804 to set up a consultation.

Jason R. Schultz
Helping Georgia area residents with car accident, medical malpractice, and personal injury claims since 1991.