- Personal Injury Lawyer
- Case Settlements
Accidents can happen at any time. Learning how to prevent them is extremely important. To avoid a personal injury, here are 5 safety tips go over with your child before they start walking to and from school and activities.
One of the most basic and important tips is to make sure you are visible to drivers. If a driver cannot see you due to blind spot or inattention, the greater the likelihood that injury may occur. Eye contact is one of the best ways to determine whether you are seen. Some helpful ways to stay visible include wearing brightly colored clothing and reflective materials, carrying a flashlight at night and avoiding being hidden by hedges, cars and buses before entering the road, i.e. if you are hidden, a driver cannot see you and may not have the reaction time necessary to stop if you dart onto the road.
Being a pedestrian is serious and requires your attention. Walk on the sidewalk facing traffic, walk sober, do not assume that a vehicle will see you or stop, do not solely rely on pedestrian signals, follow the rules of the road and be alert at all times.
If you see a car, wait. Do not assume that, because a pedestrian has the right-of-way, that the car will stop for you.
Try to only cross the street at marked intersections. Obey all the pedestrian rules of the road. Look to the left and the right (sometimes twice) before crossing. Do not create distractions for yourself such as cell phone use and head phones.
Plan your route. There are many apps today that allow you to plan your route before you even start walking. For example provides walking trails in the city of Sacramento publishes a great resource Map My Walk that allows you to plan your pedestrian route in Sacramento. Walking can be a safe and healthy activity if you apply the tips above. Doing so may avoid injury and may even save your life. Of course, if an injury does occur, it is a viable option to consult a pedestrian injury lawyer.
Pedestrian Safer Journey is a website that teaches parents, kids and teachers about pedestrian safety. The site has videos, quizes and other resources introducing pedestrian safety skills. The video below is a fun but informative video for kids to watch as the new school year gets started.
If a negligent driver causes a commercial truck accident, the trucking company can be burdened with vicarious liability torts. The company can be held liable for the driver’s negligence under the legal tenet known as respondeat superior, a Latin phrase that translates as “let the superior make the response.” This concept transfers the truck driver’s […]
Tort liability in personal injury cases is most often based on acts of negligence, but there are exceptions. Sometimes the responsible party is held to the strict liability tort standard, meaning that a finding of negligence or malicious intent is not required. The most common types of strict liability tort cases are based on: Product […]
A negligence-based lawsuit against a school can have unique complications, depending on the type of institution it is. Overall, teachers, school administrators, and other staff have a “duty of care,” meaning they must take reasonable steps to avoid and prevent circumstances likely to cause personal injury to a student. Some reasons you might want to […]