Walkers and joggers could prevent many injuries and even deaths if they followed a few simple rules:
- Try to always have a friend, family member, or pet dog with you.
- Never go for a walk or jogging without letting someone, including more than one person, when possible, know you are leaving, when you expect to be home, and where you are going.
- Never walk or jog alone at dusk or at night.
- Try to always carry your cell phone with you.
- Always carry some type of identification with you, even if you write it on a piece of paper or card that can be slipped inside your shoe, and include pertinent medical information, and emergency contact phone numbers.
- Avoid carrying cash or wearing expensive jewelry.
- Always wear reflective materials, especially at dusk or at night.
- Be aware of your surroundings.
- Avoid wearing headsets that might prevent you from hearing traffic, or being surprised by someone who might harm you.
- Trust your senses about someone approaching you, even if they appear to simply want directions…maintain a safe distance.
- If you sense that you are being followed start running towards a lighted house or open commercial building.
Motorists also need to avoid accidents involving walkers, joggers, and pedestrians in general, by never assuming they are aware of oncoming traffic. Drivers should always check their car’s blind spots to avoid unintentionally hitting a walker or jogger.
Representation for Pedestrian Accidents in Tampa
If you have been injured in a Tampa pedestrian accident, you need to contact Tampa accident lawyer, Bryan Caulfield, today for a free consultation. He will fight for your rights to receive fair and just compensation for your injuries.