Many define crosswalks as simply marked paths where pedestrians can safely cross a street or a road. However, some people in Wisconsin are not truly aware of how the state legally defines a crosswalk, causing injurious, sometimes even fatal pedestrian accidents.
Pedestrian laws in Wisconsin categorize crosswalks as either marked or unmarked. Marked crosswalks are any portion of the road especially marked or paved for pedestrian crossing. An unmarked crosswalk, on the other hand, is defined by the Wisconsin Pedestrian Laws as the portion of a roadway that prolongs or connects lateral lines of sidewalks on opposite sides of the road. Unless otherwise specified by the state, drivers are required to yield to pedestrians crossing the road through unmarked crosswalks.
If you believe a negligent motorist has caused you harm while crossing the road in Milwaukee, a knowledgeable and experienced pedestrian injury lawyer at Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ® is willing to assess whether your situation qualifies you for a claim. Call us at (414) 271-0900 for a free consultation today.