A Monroe man suffered fatal injuries after being hit by a 2003 Honda and subsequently run over by a 2002 Chevy truck. He died at the scene.
According to Myarklamiss.com, law enforcement attended the scene shortly after 11 p.m. Police reported that the crash happened when the deceased and another man were crossing the road.
Although there are many reasons why pedestrian accidents occur, driver error is usually a contributing factor. If you were injured or lost a loved one due to a negligent motorist in Louisiana, contact Morris Bart, LLC.
A Monroe injury lawyer will evaluate your case, interview witnesses, gather evidence and guide you through the process of making a claim. If you lost a family member in a pedestrian crash, then our legal team will help you file a wrongful death lawsuit.
Our firm has more than 50 attorneys and a support staff of 100 law professionals, and we will aggressively fight for the maximum settlement on your behalf. Call 800-537-8185 to schedule a free initial consultation.
4 Ways to Avoid Pedestrian Accidents
If you walk to work or school often, then it’s easy to feel safe and become complacent. However, all it takes is one distracted, drunk or negligent driver to cause a fatal crash.
Here are four tips to help you avoid a pedestrian accident:
- Use Crosswalks
Drivers are more likely to watch for pedestrians at crosswalks than on other areas of the road. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reminds pedestrians that if there is no crosswalk, they should use intersection traffic lights to determine when it is safe to enter the street.
- Increase Your Visibility
Wearing brightly colored clothing and a reflective vest will make you more visible to drivers. If you are walking at night, then carry a flashlight.
- Walk on the Sidewalk
Always use a sidewalk when one is available. If there is no sidewalk, walk on the shoulder of the road, facing traffic.
- Avoid Distractions
Engaging in distracted behavior, such as talking on the phone or texting, will impair your ability to notice dangerous situations. Pedestrians should avoid distractions and monitor traffic patterns at all times.
What Demographics Are Most at Risk of Getting in Pedestrian Accidents?
According to CDC research, there are more males injured and killed in pedestrian crashes than females. Teens and young adults account for a disproportionately high number of pedestrian casualties – more than any other age group. One in 5 traffic deaths among children aged 14 and younger involve pedestrian accidents.
If you were injured or lost a loved one in a pedestrian crash, contact a Monroe accident attorney from Morris Bart, LLC. Our legal team will handle the legal aspects of your case so you can focus on recovering from your injuries.
If your case goes to trial, we have the litigation experience to represent your interests in court. Schedule a free consultation today by calling 800-537-8185.