Posted on Aug 21, 2013
In an effort to save lives and educate the public on pedestrian right-of-way laws, personal injury Attorney Michael Hupy appeared in two different interview segments on Today’s TMJ 4 to increase pedestrian awareness. Nationwide, one pedestrian is killed in a traffic accident every two hours and something needs to be done.
“What has to be done now is enforcement of pedestrian right-of-way laws in Milwaukee County,” Attorney Hupy told TMJ 4. Likewise, Attorney Hupy has written letters to all 19 metro-Milwaukee Police Chiefs and Mayors calling for exactly that.
As a personal injury lawyer, Attorney Hupy has fulfilled his social responsibility by proactively trying to reduce the number of accident victims. The personal injury law firm of Hupy and Abraham has distributed over 15,000 “I Yield To Pedestrians” bumper stickers and created a public service announcement, which has aired on nine stations throughout Wisconsin, calling for heightened pedestrian awareness. This public service announcement has been viewed over 1,000 times on YouTube and the firm has since released another video to remind drivers that every corner is a crosswalk.
Hupy went on to explain, “Whether they’re marked or not, every corner is a crosswalk where pedestrians have the right of way. Most people don’t understand that.”
If local police officers issue citations to pedestrian law violators, drivers will become more conscious of the pedestrians around them. By appearing on live television and clarifying the nature of pedestrian right-of-way laws, Attorney Hupy hopes more drivers will yield at crosswalks and that lives will be saved.