A closer look at the pedestrian’s right of way at unmarked crosswalks

Almost all drivers are aware that they should yield to pedestrians crossing the street at marked crosswalks. However, fewer are aware that they should also yield the right of way to a pedestrian crossing the street at unmarked crosswalks.

In almost all states, unmarked crosswalks are defined as the ‘continuation’ or ‘connection’ of the lateral lines of a trail, such as a sidewalk. Except when the traffic is regulated by a police officer or by a traffic light, most states in the U.S. require the driver to stop and yield to crossing pedestrians at unmarked crosswalks.

Unfortunately, many drivers ignore pedestrians’ rights, resulting in serious harm befalling pedestrians. If you have been involved in a pedestrian accident you believe was caused by someone else’s recklessness, speak with an attorney from Ravid & Associates, P.C. We know how to help Detroit residents in these situations get the compensation they need. Call us at (866) 644-6587 today.