With the growing popularity of smart phones, the risk of distracted walking is expanding. Between texting, headphones and internet surfing, walkers can easily be distracted while entering or attempting to cross a busy intersection. This could cause a potentially fatal pedestrian accident.
Within the first half of the year so far approximately 150 people have died in pedestrian accidents in Connecticut. Many of these were due to distractions related to cellphones.
In efforts to prevent these fatal accidents, in Chongqing, China, a “smartphone lane” has been installed. Other cities are imposing fines for pedestrians that are texting while walking, or lowering speed limits. These slower speeds give motorists more time to react to prevent an accident when a distracted pedestrian walks in front of their vehicle. Still, the best way to prevent these accidents is for pedestrians to keep a proper lookout and stay off their phones.
Pedestrians lack the protection of a car that drivers and passengers have. When a pedestrian is struck by a car, their injuries can be extensive and potentially even fatal. Leaving your phone in your pocket can save you from a life altering accident.
If you have personally been injured in an pedestrian accident call (203) 332-7700.
I would like to take this opportunity to thank Attorney Adele Jacobs for the outstanding job she did for me with winning my court case. In 2005, I was seriously injured, breaking my back in several places due to the negligence of a property owner, not maintaining their sidewalk. Since I did not know where to go I decided to randomly choose from the Yellow Pages. I like the sound of her name and she was a female lawyer. Adele treated me with the utmost respect and dignity while understanding my fears and concerns regarding not only my injuries.
Law Offices of Adele R. Jacobs
1087 Broad Street, Suite 400
Bridgeport, CT 06604-4261
Attorneys serving Southern Connecticut including Bridgeport, Fairfield, New Haven, Norwalk, Stamford, Trumbull, Derby, Milford, Naugatuck, Ansonia, Westport, Fairfield County and New Haven County, along the I-95 Corridor into New York, Westchester, Port Chester, and White Plains.
Disclaimer: Past results do not guarantee future outcomes.