Pedestrian Rights

The holidays are finally upon us. The weather is finally starting to change and it actually snowed a few days ago. Austin’s weather is pretty crazy but the craziest thing about Austin is still its traffic. It will only get worse doing the holidays as well.

I went Christmas shopping the other day and the parking lot was crazy. Masses of people trying to get in and out of retail stores. People are running out of patience, cars are dangerously passing one another, and cars are driving in front of pedestrians because they are fed up of waiting.

The holidays are a time to be thankful and celebrate with family. However, we still need to be careful. If you are walking from a parking lot to get to a department store or from the department store to your car, remember to be vigilant for cars. There are a lot of distracted drivers out there right now thinking about everything other than a pedestrian crossing the crosswalk in a parking lot.

As a pedestrian you have unique rights. You may have a claim for injuries against a negligent driver or even a store with inadequate signage.  You need to consult a local personal injury lawyer to fully understand your rights on your unique case.

If you were a pedestrian and were hit by a car please do not hesitate to call Funk & Associates, your friendly Austin injury Attorneys.