Walking is supposed to be healthy for you. There are so many perks to walking like improving your heart and lungs. It reduces your risk of heart failure, heart disease, and stroke. Walking improves your overall mood due to improvement in your movement and reduces body fat. If you walk 30 min a day then bones get stronger and balance improves. walking for 30 minutes at a brisk pace can help you even more. People have lost pounds of weight by just walking it off and eating healthy. However, there are some dangers to walking and they almost always have nothing to do with you.
Walking to and from work is advised not only for your health but for the environment. If we can reduce just one car a day it is helping the air pollution reduction. However, walking to work or anywhere can be really dangerous if the drivers around you aren’t paying attention. There are many suggestions for walkers on how to avoid getting hit by a car. Some of them have to do with making eye contact with a driver. Making eye contact means that you are acknowledging that you see the driver and the driver acknowledges that they see you. However, drivers aren’t very cautious as distracted driving increases due to our dependency on technology.
When drivers aren’t paying attention they are more prone to causing accidents. When a car hits another car the likelihood of a fatality depends on the speed of the car and where it hits the other car. More than likely fatalities are low. However, if you are a person walking and you are struck by a car, even if the car was driving at a slow speed, the likelihood is way higher for a fatality. This is the case for a man who was already having some serious trouble.
The man was lying near the side of the road already. A woman driver saw him and pulled over to call the police. The man was near a Los Angeles hospital. As the woman called the police she saw a car coming. It came to a screeching halt, but a second car went around the stopped cat hitting the man and dragging him 30 feet. The car kept driving. The police arrived expecting to deal with a hit and run. However, the driver who dragged the man called the police anxiously and confessed that he thinks he ran over a person.
This complicated story is why you need a strong attorney by your side. Our pedestrian accident lawyers at the Law Offices of Howard Kornberg in Los Angeles know that you have just as much right to the road as a vehicle. Regardless of your situation, you deserve to be represented by an aggressive attorney who cares and is ready to fight for you. Call 310-997-0904 or click here to speak with our aggressive Pedestrian Accident Attorneys. We know that you are in need of help and with our free consultation we are ready to be there for you.