Injured at the Oceanfront? Five Safety Tips for Virginia Beach Walkers and Cyclists
According to a recent article in The Virginian-Pilot, cyclists and other pedestrians are becoming increasingly fearless around busy streets at the Virginia Beach Oceanfront. The article describes how pedestrians walk across the street with little to no regard of their surroundings. While drivers do have the duty to steer clear of pedestrians, these people must exercise more caution, or injuries may ensue.
Our Virginia Beach personal injury lawyers are concerned this behavior is an accident waiting to happen.
Here are six pedestrian safety tips that will keep you safe in busy areas, like Atlantic Avenue at the oceanfront:
1) Always look both ways before crossing the street.
2) Use crosswalks. These are designed for pedestrians, they can help protect you from injury, and also help your case in a court of law if an accident were to happen.
3) Cyclists should always travel with the flow of traffic.
4) If walking or biking at night, wear visible colors so that motorists can see you.
5) Keep children close. Children can be easily distracted making them prone to running out in front of an oncoming car.
If you or anyone you know has been hit by a car at no fault of their own, they may have a legal case. If you would like more information on these types of accidents, refer to our page about pedestrian injuries. The Cooper Hurley Injury Lawyers may be able to answer your legal questions and help you out. Call us at 757-333-3333, or visit www.CooperHurley.com.