Top 4 Causes for Pedestrian & Bicyclist Accidents

Highway traffic deaths have declined in recent years, due in part to road and highway engineers as well as drivers practicing safe habits. Despite the decline, there has been a spike in non-vehicular deaths specifically with pedestrians and cyclists. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) reported an increase in non-vehicular accidents by 13 percent in 2003 to an upward spike of 17 percent in 2012. What causes pedestrian accidents and injuries and what kind of precautions can cyclists, pedestrians, … Read More

What Are Blind Spots?

Every vehicle has a blind spot. This is true for a compact car, work truck, semi-truck, motorcycle, and even a bicycle. These tricky areas are outside of your peripheral vision, making it impossible to detect potential threats in your surrounding areas and difficult to make safe lane changes. Blind spots are one of the biggest driving hazards we have today. Join us as we discuss the many scenarios of blind spot near-accidents. We will also discuss how to help prevent … Read More

Recognizing the Dangers of Being a Pedestrian

  Here at Skousen, Gulbrandsen & Patience, our car accident lawyers receive many questions regarding auto accidents. Car accidents do not always involve another driver. Sometimes they involve private property, or worse: a pedestrian. What does it means to be a pedestrian though? Of course, everyone knows that a pedestrian is defined as anyone who is walking or running alongside streets by foot to get to their destination. What many do not know however, is that pedestrian accidents have been … Read More

How to Prevent Pedestrian Accidents

Awareness is the key to ending pedestrian accidents. When it comes to these types of accidents, pedestrians always lose simply because of the size and weight of the vehicle. While there is little that a pedestrian can do to prevent a driver from driving distractedly or negligently, there are certain steps that they can take to increase their own levels of safety. Here are some helpful tips from SGP Law for drivers and pedestrians alike to prevent pedestrian accidents in … Read More

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