You Need A Strong Advocate After An Accident
Accidents with pedestrians are particularly dangerous given their vulnerability to injury. Many drivers do not respect pedestrians and often will not grant them the right of way. Missouri has several laws that pertain to pedestrians, and if you are a pedestrian injured in such an accident, you need to be aware of some of the laws that protect your interests. Ryan R. Cox & Associates, LLC, can provide you with the guidance you need.
Understanding Your Rights As A Pedestrian
In Missouri, when traffic control signals are not in place or not in operation, the driver of a vehicle shall yield the right of way, slowing down or stopping if necessary, to a pedestrian crossing the roadway within a crosswalk, to a pedestrian that is upon half of the roadway where the vehicle is traveling, or to a pedestrian that is approaching so closely from the opposite half of the roadway as to be in danger.
Pedestrians are required to yield to traffic when crossing a roadway at any point other than within a marked crosswalk or within an unmarked crosswalk in an intersection. The pedestrian is also required to yield to traffic when crossing a roadway at any point where a pedestrian tunnel or overhead pedestrian crossing has been provided. Missouri Revised Statute 300.395 establishes areas in which pedestrians are prohibited from crossing.
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If you or a family member has been injured in a pedestrian accident, Ryan R. Cox & Associates, LLC, has the knowledge, experience, and resources to help you. Call our office directly at 636-875-7075 or contact us online for a free consultation.