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Walking is a great form of exercise and transportation with a low environmental impact. Some parts of Monroe are very walkable, and there are walking trails throughout the town. As such, you might want to take advantage of this form of exercise and transportation! However, walking can be dangerous when you are sharing the road with large vehicles such as trucks, cars, and even bikes. On this page, you can learn more about staying safe as a pedestrian and what to do if you are involved in a Monroe pedestrian accident.

Monroe Pedestrian Safety

There are many things that you can do to improve your safety if you want to walk in Monroe or throughout Fairfield County. First always make sure that you are following traffic laws, signs, and signals.

Don’t jaywalk or dart into the road. If there are sidewalks, make sure to use them instead of walking on the side of the road. If you don’t have access to a sidewalk, walk facing traffic. If you are with children, keep them as far away from the main road as you can when you are walking.

In general, you should also stay vigilant and try to anticipate potential issues with drivers. Watch out for cars pulling out of driveways, cars that are parallel parking, or vehicles that might be backing up. Don’t assume that these drivers see you – instead you should try to stop or make yourself known so that there isn’t an accident.

It is also a good idea to avoid drinking or using drugs if you are going to walk in a populated area. Such substances can impair your judgement and make it more difficult for you to follow the rules of the road. This can be especially dangerous if you are a pedestrian because you will not have the protection of a car or a seatbelt if you are struck by another vehicle.

There are also several actions that drivers should take in order to avoid a pedestrian accident. This might include driving at appropriate speeds, driving slower when visibility is low or the weather conditions are bad, yielding to pedestrians, and generally using caution and watching out for pedestrians that might be in the area. Failure to follow these safety guidelines could contribute to an accident.

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Getting Help

If you are a pedestrian in a motor vehicle crash, you could face serious injuries because, as mentioned above, there is not a lot of protection for someone who is not in a motor vehicle. You could face catastrophic, life-altering injuries or a loved one could even face death. Because the situation can be so serious, it is best to involve a Monroe pedestrian accident lawyer as soon as you can. This lawyer can be proactive in gathering evidence to build a personal injury lawsuit against the at-fault driver. Suing the at-fault driver may be the only way that you can recover damages for your injuries or any other issue that you face as a result of the accident. You are entitled to these money damages to offset the cost of your medical bills and other expenses. If you are interested in filing a claim, contact us for help.


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