Some pedestrian accidents that happen along Long Island roads are the result of careless drivers who exceed the speed limit and do not pay attention to what is going on around them. But in other cases, drivers simply do not see pedestrians until it is too late. Pedestrians should always have bright clothing on during the day and wear reflective clothing at night. If a driver can see you, that will certainly diminish the possibility of you being struck.
In New York State, pedestrians generally have the right-of-way. But in some cases, pedestrians put themselves into situations that drivers find difficult to avoid. You should be a defensive pedestrian and do everything you can to avoid getting into traffic and causing problems for motorists.
Even the most defensive and accomplished motorists find it difficult to maneuver quickly in bad weather. If you are walking during rain or snow, then give the motorists extra room to avoid you by moving more towards the right of the road. You should avoid walking in the road to get around piles of snow or puddles, and you should pay closer attention to what the traffic around you in bad weather.
Our firm understands the occasional difficulties of being a pedestrian in Long Island. If you are a pedestrian who gets into a traffic accident on Long Island roads, then we invite you to give our pedestrian accident attorneys a call as soon as possible to get the quality legal guidance you need.