For many dog owners, taking their dog for a walk is a great way to bond with their animal companion while getting some good exercise. Unfortunately, this can be dangerous when reckless drivers are on the road and may result in a pedestrian accident. Many people have been struck by negligent drivers while they were walking alongside the roadway and you should consider some of the ways in which you may be able to reduce the likelihood of a pedestrian accident.
For starters, it is a good idea to walk when visibility is good. During periods of poor visibility, such as the nighttime, early morning or when it is very foggy, drivers may have a hard time seeing someone who is walking their dog. Unfortunately, many people walk during these times because it may be the only time of day where they are available to take their dog for a walk due to long work schedules and less daylight in the winter.
If a reckless driver hits your or your dog while you are out for a walk, it is pivotal to know which legal options you may have. Moreover, some drivers take off after causing a pedestrian accident and you should do all that you can to track them down and hold them accountable for what they have done. Even when pedestrians make their safety a top priority, a driver who has gotten in the car while drunk may slam into them regardless of the precautionary measures they take. Tragically, many lives have been lost due to pedestrian accidents.