Looking Both Ways May Not Be Enough
Pedestrian accidents can happen quickly when an individual attempts to walk across the street, even when they look both ways and follow the traffic rules. In our car-based society, auto accidents involving pedestrians are a daily occurrence. Texas pedestrian accidents happen quite frequently, resulting in approximately 450 deaths each year and thousands of injuries.
The causes of pedestrian accidents are not any different from those involving only automobiles: excessive speeding, failing to pay proper attention, failing to yield the right of way, or failing to brake. In larger cities such as Dallas, where pedestrian traffic is high, the risk for pedestrians is great.
Although the causes of auto accidents and pedestrian accidents are the same, a pedestrian accident is quite different from a traditional car accident. Pedestrians are not enclosed by thousands of pounds of steel to protect them from impact. Also, it is highly unlikely that a pedestrian can outmaneuver a quickly approaching vehicle. Because of this, injuries are often severe. Broken arms, broken legs, paralysis, neck injuries, back injuries, fractured skulls, internal injuries, and wrongful deaths are commonly sustained in pedestrian accidents.
If everyone followed traffic rules, pedestrian accidents would rarely occur. If you were involved in a pedestrian accident, odds are good that someone was negligent and failed to follow basic driving rules. Proving negligence can be difficult, which is why it is important to hire a lawyer who will get you the compensation you deserve. If you or a loved one has been unfortunate enough to be involved in a pedestrian accident, call the Dallas pedestrian accident lawyers at Lovins Trosclair at 214-469-5224 today.