What If You Were Hurt While Jaywalking?
Jaywalking is defined as crossing a street carelessly or in a dangerous or illegal manner. But many people use the term to mean crossing the street where there’s no crosswalk. Texas civil code does not prohibit pedestrians from entering the roadway where there is no crosswalk.
If no cars are coming, it’s ok for a pedestrian to safely cross the road at a point where there’s not an intersection or a marked crosswalk. But pedestrians are required to yield to traffic.