Bike Injuries & Crosswalk Injuries Archives - Shapiro, Washburn & Sharp

How Does Tourism Impact Pedestrian Accidents in Virginia Beach?

Virginia Beach, renowned for its sprawling sandy beaches, vibrant boardwalk, and thriving tourism industry, is a magnet for visitors from across the globe. This influx of tourists, while beneficial to the local economy, presents unique challenges, particularly concerning pedestrian safety. As the number of visitors increases, so does the potential for pedestrian accidents. Understanding the…

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What Are My Responsibilities as a Pedestrian?

In Virginia, a pedestrian is any individual traveling on foot including those who use mobility aids. The state has enacted numerous right-of-way laws that outline the duties of both drivers and pedestrians. Pedestrians are required to obey pedestrian crossing signals and traffic lights and keep to sidewalks instead of the roadway whenever possible. Drivers are…

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In Which Direction Should Bicyclists and Pedestrians Ride or Walk on Virginia Highways?

Being a Virginia personal injury attorney and having handled numerous bicycle and pedestrian injury cases, I find it amazing how many Virginia pedestrians walking along residential roads near my home, are not aware that they are violating the law when they walk with traffic. I’ve actually dismounted my bike and kindly explained to some of…

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