Running is a popular pastime in the United States. Unfortunately, whenever cars and people share the road there is the potential for serious accidents.
When a car hits any pedestrian, the pedestrian always loses. Joggers hit by cars frequently suffer injuries and fractures to the leg and hips. Depending on the speed of the car, the force of the impact may throw the jogger to the ground and cause a TBI or cause internal bleeding.
A running accident not only set back your health and finances, it also gets in the way of you living your life. If you’re a runner, there are a few things you can do to reduce your risk of being involved in an accident.
In California pedestrians and runners alike have the right of way when crossing the street. However, just because you weren’t at fault for a pedestrian vs car accident, doesn’t make you any less hurt when you do get hit.
Taking the following the precautions will help you prevent an accident while out running.
Unfortunately, doing everything right isn’t a guarantee that a car won’t hit you. There are many people driving negligent and distracted. Your best protection after you have been hit is to talk to an experienced California personal injury lawyer. If you’ve been injured in a jogging accident call the attorneys at Bergener Mirejovsky at 1-800-881-2021.
The personal injury attorneys at Bergener Mirejovsky take pedestrian accidents seriously. Our attorneys understand that this accident is not only a financial burden to you, your injuries also interfere with your life. We fight tirelessly for our clients’ rights to fair compensation for their medical bills, accident related expenses, and the suffering they have endured. For a free, no obligation consultation with an experienced member of our team give us a call at 1-800-881-2021. Our experienced pedestrian accident attorneys can answer any questions you may have 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.