Call Now (414) 453-0800
David Iancu and his staff are top notch professionals. I would recommend David Iancu to anyone who is going through a divorce.
Harmony R.
David is a great listener and very sharp. Most of all, he knows the law and examines every opportunity to defend his client.
Talyia C.
I can't say enough about David's attentive demeanor through the highs and lows associated with complex divorce issues.
Laurence S.
contact us Free & Confidential Consultation
The results you need.

Jaywalking Dangers

Under Wisconsin law, a pedestrian has a duty to exercise ordinary care. Wisconsin Jury instruction 1095, LOOKOUT: PEDESTRIAN, reads as follows:

“A pedestrian, who enters and crosses a street or highway on a crosswalk, must use ordinary care to observe timely the presence, location, and movement of vehicles that may be approaching.”

What happens when a pedestrian crosses a street or highway outside of the crosswalk?

The same jury instruction 1095, goes on to state that;

“When a pedestrian crosses at a place other than a crosswalk, it is the pedestrian’s duty to maintain a lookout reasonably necessary to enable the pedestrian to yield the right of way to vehicles.”

There is also a statutory provision that governs pedestrians crossing at a place other than a crosswalk;

s. 346.25 CROSSING AT PLACE OTHER THAN CROSSWALK. “Every pedestrian, bicyclist, or rider of an electric personal assistive mobility device crossing a roadway at any point other than within a marked or unmarked crosswalk shall yield the right-of-way to all vehicles upon the roadway.”

What does this all mean? It means if you are a pedestrian and are lawfully crossing a road or highway in the crosswalk, you have the right of way. You have duty to exercise ordinary care, but vehicles must be on the lookout for you and yield to you to avoid running a person over. The same is not true, when you jaywalk and cross a road or highway other than in the crosswalk. When a pedestrian does that, the pedestrian has the duty to yield the right of way to vehicles on the roadway.

If you have questions about being injured in  pedestrian related accident, contact the experienced personal injury lawyers at Karp & Iancu, S.C. today.

CONTACT US FOR A Free Consultation


or Call (414) 453-0800
Location &contact

Milwaukee/Tosa – 933 N Mayfair Rd, Suite 300, Milwaukee, WI 53226

Fox Point – 8651 N. Port Washington Rd. Suite A, Fox Point, WI 53217

Downtown Milwaukee – 1433 N Water St, Floor 4 – Suite 428, Milwaukee, WI 53202

Menomonee Falls – 11414 W Park Pl – Suite 202, Milwaukee, WI 53224

Brookfield – 200 S. Executive Drive, Suite 101, Brookfield, WI 53005

Waukesha – N19 W24400 Riverwood Dr Suite 350, Waukesha, WI 53188

Kenosha – 1213 55th Street Suite 101 Kenosha, WI 53140

Appleton – 5497 W Waterford Ln Suite E Appleton, WI 54913

West Bend18 E Washington St. Suite B West Bend, WI 53090

Madison – 811 E Washington Ave. Suite 418, Madison, WI 53703

PHONE (414) 453-0800 FAX (414) 453-8282
Connect With Us
  • Facebook Icon
  • Youtube Icon
  • linked-in Icon
Request a free consultation Request a free consultation


  • no pressure
  • no hidden fees

or Call (414) 453-0800