As a pedestrian, you are required to use crosswalks for crossing busy roadways. Although crosswalks are intended to protect pedestrians, many drivers treat crosswalks with little respect, potentially causing serious pedestrian accidents. It is important that these reckless drivers are held responsible for the damages they cause so that they pay more attention to crosswalk safety in the future.
If you or someone you know has been hit by a car while using a crosswalk, you may be entitled to financial compensation to help with medical bills and other damages. Contact an experienced Kenosha auto accident attorney of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. today by calling 800-242-2874 to discuss your options as an injured pedestrian.
Crosswalk Abuse by Negligent Drivers
Many pedestrians adhere faithfully to the rules of crosswalks, thinking that they will be safe within these areas. Unfortunately, however, some motorists fail to uphold their responsibilities to pedestrians by driving in the following ways:
- Disregarding the “slow” signs
- Speeding through red lights or stop signs
- Refusing to yield right-of-way to crosswalk pedestrians
- Threatening pedestrians with harm
- Disregarding a person directing traffic for pedestrians
Crosswalks are most often seen at intersections with traffic lights or stop signs, but they are also commonly found near schools and businesses. Because so many people rely on crosswalks as a safe route for pedestrians, it’s essential that drivers act safely in these zones.
If you have been hit by a reckless driver in a crosswalk, you should fight back against this dangerous act of negligence. Contact a qualified Kenosha auto accident attorney of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. today by calling 800-242-2874 to learn more about how we can help you.