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Texas Auto Pedestrian Accidents
Often through no fault of their own, innocent pedestrians are hit in a crosswalk by negligent drivers. Texas Auto Pedestrian Accidents do not discriminate; they affect every age group, with the majority of the accidents occurring in urban areas. For your safety, always follow pedestrian crossing laws. Cross with the right of way, and cross in crosswalks so that drivers will look for you and hopefully see you. Teach your kids to stay out of the street since close to ¼ of all pedestrian injuries involve children.
The causes of auto pedestrian accidents almost exclusively stem from driver error. Drivers can be distracted while texting, talking on the phone, eating, or engaging in other activities while driving. Drivers can also be driving while intoxicated on under the influence of prescription mediation or illegal drugs. Drivers speed, even in school zones.
Know Your Rights as a Texas Pedestrian
If you were walking within your rights as a Texas Pedestrian, and still became the victim of an auto-pedestrian accident, the person who hit you will be found liable for the accident and will be required to pay your damages. However, determining your rights as a pedestrian can be tricky. Were you walking if a control signal was present ("walk" signal) or were you in the walkway or crosswalk at the time you were hit? Questions like these are crucial to determining liability. Consult an experienced personal injury attorney to evaluate your case and help determine what recovery you are eligible to receive.
Texas Auto Pedestrian Accidents Lead to Serious Injuries
More than any type of motor-vehicle accident, auto-pedestrian injuries can be catastrophic. Pedestrians are at such a high risk for damages because they have no protection from motor-vehicles. Due to the force of the impact, pedestrians are commonly thrown, dragged by a vehicle, and left with life-altering injuries such as traumatic brain injuries, spinal cord injuries, paralysis, or are even killed. You may be so injured in an auto pedestrian accident that you may become permanently impaired. Additional surgeries may be required or long-term care. Don't get stuck drowning in massive medical debt! SMSH will help you get your bills paid, as well as get you and your family compensation for pain and suffering. Contact your Texas Auto Pedestrian Accident Lawyers today.