With more and more cars on our roads parked vehicles on the roadside are becoming common place.
Whilst it is not advisable it's almost inevitable that at some point you will need to cross the road between parked vehicles (Jaywalking).
Whilst campaigns will continue to increase the numbers of pedestrian crossings and restrict roadside parking on busy roads pedestrian injuries remain all too common.
If you have crossed the road between parked cars and have been struck by a vehicle don't accept assertions by the driver that it's your fault for crossing between parked vehicles.
- Failing to watch for pedestrians
- Failing to pay attention to pedestrians waiting to cross
- Driving too close to parked vehicles
- Driving too fast
These are some reasons why drivers can be found at fault following a collision with a pedestrian. Even where the pedestrian has crossed between parked vehicles the driver must driver with reasonable care and skill and this includes expecting nearby pedestrians, especially those situated between parked vehicles, to cross the road.
Accident claims for Pedestrians Hit by Cars Jaywalking
Children are often the most at risk. They often don't understand the dangers of crossing between parked vehicles.
Drivers must have a heightened awareness when travelling alongside parked vehicles especially when children are in the vicinity.
Graham Coffey & Co specialist pedestrian injury teams have a wealth of experience dealing with injured pedestrians. If you have been injured whether you think it is your fault or not contact us and let our specialist pedestrian team advise you.