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What Are The Main Causes of Pedestrian Accidents in Greenville?

In growing cities like Greenville, pedestrian accidents are an unfortunate occurrence. Understanding the main causes of these accidents is helpful for both pedestrians and drivers to enhance safety and prevent such incidents. At Parham Smith & Archenhold LLC, our experience has given us insights into the key factors contributing to these accidents, and we’re committed to educating our community to promote safer streets.

Distracted Driving and Walking

One of the primary causes of pedestrian accidents is distraction. For drivers, distractions can come from using a phone, adjusting the radio, or even conversing with passengers. Similarly, pedestrians distracted by their phones or other devices may not be fully aware of their surroundings, increasing the risk of stepping into harm’s way.

Failure to Yield Right of Way

Intersections are common sites for pedestrian accidents. Drivers who fail to yield the right of way at crosswalks or ignore traffic signals can endanger pedestrians crossing the street. Similarly, pedestrians not using crosswalks or ignoring walk signals contribute to accidents.

Speeding and Reckless Driving

Speeding reduces a driver’s reaction time and increases the severity of an accident. Reckless driving behaviors, such as running red lights or stop signs, directly endanger pedestrians.

Poor Visibility

Accidents often occur in conditions of poor visibility, such as at night or during inclement weather. Inadequate street lighting or pedestrians wearing non-reflective clothing can make it difficult for drivers to see them in time.

Alcohol and Drug Impairment

Both driver and pedestrian impairment due to alcohol or drugs significantly increase the risk of accidents. Impaired judgment and slower reaction times can lead to catastrophic outcomes.

Unmarked Crosswalks and Poor Road Design

In some areas, crosswalks may not be clearly marked, or the road design might not be pedestrian friendly. These factors can confuse both drivers and pedestrians, leading to dangerous interactions.

Additional Causes of Pedestrian Accidents

Addressing the Problem

At Parham Smith & Archenhold LLC, we believe in a proactive approach to preventing pedestrian accidents. This includes:

If You’ve Been Involved in a Pedestrian Accident, Contact Us

If you or a loved one has been involved in a pedestrian accident in Greenville, our team at Parham Smith & Archenhold LLC is here to help. We provide compassionate and effective legal representation to ensure your rights are protected and you receive the compensation you deserve.

As we work towards safer streets, Parham Smith & Archenhold LLC stands ready to support and advocate for those impacted by these unfortunate events. Contact our Greenville pedestrian accident lawyers for a free consultation and start your journey to healing today.