More cars on the road means more drivers who may not be paying enough attention to their surroundings. That means being a pedestrian is much more dangerous than it used to be, as there are more opportunities for drivers’ carelessness to injure innocent people. To avoid accidents while you are walking, and to avoid being found at fault for an accident, the Las Vegas NV personal injury attorneys at Dobberstein Law Group recommend you take these steps:
Turn Your Headphones Down or Take Them Out
While you are walking, it is essential that you be aware of your surroundings at all times. Being able to hear the activity around you is key to your safety, and headphones blasting loud music could keep you from hearing oncoming traffic. There will be plenty of time for you to listen to music or talk on the phone after you get to where you are going.
Put Your Phone Away Until You Reach Your Destination
Your phone can give you directions to your destination without you looking at it. If you absolutely have to look at it, you should stop moving before you take it out to see what you need to see. If you are looking at your phone while you are walking and you are then involved in an accident, you could be held at least partially liable for causing the accident.
Obey All of the Street Signs You Encounter
Street signs are intended to protect you, especially when you are a pedestrian. When you see a sign telling you not to walk, you should obey it to keep yourself out of harm’s way. If a car injures you in a crosswalk or in a parking lot while you are walking, contact the Las Vegas NV personal injury attorneys at Dobberstein Law Group to find out how you can get the compensation you deserve.