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Pedestrian Rights and Responsibilities

Drivers, motorcyclists and even bicyclists can sometimes have an antagonistic relationship with pedestrians. In some people’s eyes, pedestrians interrupt the smooth flow of traffic, disobey well-known laws regarding the road and act recklessly in a manner that causes drivers to constantly worry about possibly hitting one.

The truth, however, is that pedestrians always have the legal right of way. As a pedestrian, you have certain rights that cannot be overlooked by any driver. If you have been injured by a motorist while walking, please contact a Sheboygan personal injury attorney from Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ® at (920) 459-8000.

Pedestrians and the Law

The right of way is a requirement for other vehicles to yield to you. Because pedestrians always have the right of way, drivers and bikers always have a responsibility to yield to them in traffic. This legal policy exists because a car can so easily kill or severely hurt someone who is walking.

Of course, this does not mean that pedestrians have the right to complete ignore safety regulations. They also have responsibility for their own safety and that of others. Some of a pedestrian’s responsibilities include:

  • No jaywalking or running across the street at areas that are not cross walks or stoplights. It is not only illegal, it can be deadly.
  • No walking in the road if there is a sidewalk, or in the center of the road if there is not
  • No dashing across streets. It is important that cars are able to see you and thus be able to keep a safe distance.

Unfortunately, safety measures are not always enough to protect you from a reckless driver. Our Sheboygan pedestrian injury lawyers work diligently for victims of careless bikers and motorists.

Contact a Sheboygan Pedestrian Accident Lawyer

If you or a loved one has been injured by a motorist while walking, contact the Sheboygan personal injury lawyers of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ® at (920) 459-8000.