Rock Hill Pedestrian Accident Attorney
Taking a walk brings such a sense of freedom — in addition to being so great for your health and your peace of mind (or it should be). Unfortunately, pedestrian victims are most often caught off guard by a driver who has lost control. Sidewalks, crosswalks, walk-don’t walk lights at the intersections, and the ability to look in all directions before entering a driveway or street are a tremendous advantage, for sure. But these benefits don’t preclude the risks inherent when people ‘take to the streets’ for a stroll or community event.
Auger & Auger Accident and Injury Lawyers want you to know that we are ready to help if you or your loved one has been involved in a Rock Hill pedestrian accident. We will send out our professional team to the incident scene and process our own investigation on your behalf. Making certain that you are treated fairly and your rights are protected is our promise, from our free consultation to winning your case.
Pedestrian Law in Rock Hill, South Carolina
Auger & Auger hopes that you will make yourself aware of the rules and regulations as they pertain to pedestrians enjoying the beautiful outdoors of Rock Hill. Section 56, Article 25 also states that all drivers are expected to use due care in every situation to avoid striking a pedestrian — whether they have the right of way, or not. At the same time, pedestrians should make every effort to steer clear of any vehicular traffic.
Highlights of pedestrian rights and duties are listed below:
- You have the legal right-of-way in a crosswalk.
- You are required to obey any and all traffic control devices.
- You may not enter a roadway when there aren’t any signals (if you are close enough to a vehicle to create a hazard).
- You must yield to motorists whenever crossing a street while not in a designated crosswalk.
Pedestrian Safety for Senior Citizens
Reflections by Rock Hill pedestrians as well as motorists should consider the facts that, as we age, our vision and hearing will decline. Seniors also experience a decrease in reflexes, which may interfere with their capability to react quickly. Unless they are particularly active, most seniors are less flexible than they were in earlier years.
The National Highway Traffic and Safety Administration has a detailed tips list for mature adults who have decided to start walking for exercise or pleasure. The American Heart Association’s website includes resources for joining or starting a walking club; a great idea for new senior friendships and encouragement.
Auger & Auger is Always in YOUR Corner
You deserve a dedicated advocate who will take on large companies and insurance carriers with no hesitation. Our Rock Hill pedestrian accident attorney knows just what it takes to win your case.
Injuries sustained by pedestrians from a vehicle impact are especially devastating and can change your life forever. We understand the financial issues your family can face when serious bodily harm has occurred — which is why we designed our A&A Zero Fee Guarantee™ which promises that no retainer is required for our services!
Call (803) 992-8878 today for your free consultation, with no fees due until recovery!