Have you noticed more people are getting outdoors? Even before spring temperatures arrived, getting outdoors became more popular. State park attendance increased from 37 million in 2019 to more than 46.9 million in 2020 during the pandemic, according to recent poll results provided by The Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (DCNR).
With increased outdoor activity comes an increased risk of pedestrian accidents, not only in areas where parks and trailways are abundant but also in metropolitan areas.
What if a car hits you while you’re enjoying the outdoors? What if you are the driver who hits a pedestrian coming out of a trailway or at a crosswalk? May we suggest that you reach out to a local pedestrian accident lawyer as soon as possible to make sure your rights and options are protected.