Child pedestrians are now involved in accidents while being distracted by cell phones and other mobile devices while walking. Experts advise that parents supervise their children while walking, and teach children about safe walking practices. This can help decrease the number of child pedestrian accidents. One of the most important things that you could do to keep yourself safe while walking is to avoid the use of all electronic devices while walking. In fact, pedestrian accidentattorneys absolutely do not advise texting, or using an MP3 player, or playing a video game while walking.
Child pedestrians seem to be more prone to making serious errors while walking if they are distracted at the time. These errors include crossing in the middle of a block, or crossing in violation of a signal.
Pedestrians and those riding bicycles who suffer accidents from vehicles are much more likely to sustain catastrophic injuries than those who are protected inside a motor vehicle. Statistically, more than ten percent of traffic deaths involved pedestrians or bicyclists being hit by vehicles. Additionally, more people sustain life-altering injuries, including head and brain injuries, while walking or riding a bicycle. If you are involved in a pedestrian or bicycle accident, you should call me, a Riverside pedestrian and bicycle accident lawyer. I can help you get the compensation you deserve.