There are many different risk factors that pedestrians should take into consideration every time they go for a walk or go jogging, from adverse weather and the role that may play in an accident to visibility, the time of day and traffic congestion. There are many more reasons why pedestrian accidents keep happening, and in some cases, they may be the result of a business owner’s negligence. For example, a pedestrian may hurt themselves in a slip-and-fall accident because a business owner failed to take care of a leak or address ice or other hazards. Or, a pedestrian may be hit by a vehicle due to a careless business owner.
Some areas can be more dangerous than others, for many reasons. Aside from crime and other factors, certain places can be very chaotic during the summer due to tourism or a popular event, which can make a pedestrian accident more likely. Worse, if a business owner fails to take these risks into consideration (or if staff members ignore potential hazards), a pedestrian accident in front of the business may be more likely. Sadly, pedestrian accidents can prove fatal, and even when a pedestrian survives an accident they could struggle with debilitating injuries.
Sometimes, it can be difficult to pinpoint who is responsible for a pedestrian accident. In some cases, multiple parties may be responsible for the accident. Pedestrians should thoroughly examine all of their legal options in the wake of an accident and pursue any strategies that may help them recover.