Every year, over 60, 00 pedestrian and vehicle-related accidents occur across the nation — many of which happen here in Massachusetts. As we approach further into the fall season, the sun will continue to rise later and set earlier, meaning driver visibility will be at a minimum.

How to Stay Visible

For pedestrians and cyclists, it’s important to wear bright clothing after sunset, and cyclists should always have a rear and front light to notify cars of your whereabouts. Heading out for an after sunset walk with your dog or loved one? Bring a flashlight! There are so many products out there these days that are lightweight, weather resistant and affordable — and these little lights can end up saving your life.

What to do in the event of an accident

At the Law Office of Bardsley & Gray, our experience in personal injury law in New Bedford and surrounding areas means you’ll never be left alone to deal with the legal battle that might ensue after an accident. Personal injury is not something to be taken lightly, which is why our office will fight for the appropriate compensation you will need for medical expenses, work compensation, and other expenses.

Have you or someone you know in the area ever been involved in a pedestrian accident? Contact our New Bedford personal injury attorneys today for a free half hour consultation.