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Thousands of pedestrians are injured in traffic accidents with cars each year in Texas. Many times, pedestrian accidents are caused by inattentive, negligent drivers. In these instances, injured parties may be entitled to compensation for their accident-related losses. The best way to ensure you receive the recovery you deserve is by retaining an experienced attorney.

At Bailey Cowan Heckaman PLLC, we represent pedestrian accident victims statewide. Our knowledgeable legal team will help determine your legal options including whether you should pursue a lawsuit against a liable party. If you are involved in a pedestrian accident in Texas, contact our office at (888) 367-7160 to book a free, no-obligation consultation. 

How Common Are Pedestrian Accidents in Texas?

Accidents involving pedestrians are surprisingly common in Texas. According to the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT), hundreds of people are killed each year in pedestrian accidents throughout the state. In addition, over 1,000 pedestrians are seriously injured.

Even a low-speed collision can cause severe harm to a pedestrian. Pedestrians are extremely vulnerable given that they have little or no protection from an impact. A study by the American Automobile Association (AAA) found that a pedestrian’s risk of severe injury is 25% when struck by a vehicle going 23 mph and jumps to 50% when the impact is with a vehicle going 31 mph.

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Injured in a Pedestrian Accident in Texas? Contact Our Office.

Contact our office at (888) 367-7160 to schedule a free consultation. 

We have recovered millions of dollars on behalf of injury victims throughout the state. There are no fees unless we win. Get over 30 years of experience on your side. Call now to discuss your case with a member of our legal team. 

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What Causes Pedestrian Accidents?

Data from the TxDOT indicates that driver negligence or recklessness is often the cause of pedestrian accidents.

Leading causes of pedestrian accidents in Texas:

  • Driver inattention
  • Motorists failing to yield right of way
  • Speeding
  • Pedestrian distraction
  • Pedestrians failing to yield right of way
  • Driving under the influence
  • Failure to obey traffic signals

If you were injured in a collision, it is in your best interest to discuss your case with a pedestrian accident lawyer. A lawyer can help you understand the legal process and fight to ensure that you receive the maximum compensation allowed in your case.

Can Pedestrian Accidents Be Prevented?

Many pedestrian accidents can be prevented. This means that hundreds of people can be saved each year by following simple safety rules. Both pedestrians and motorists can make a huge difference in reducing the number of fatal accidents on the road each year. 

Pedestrian accidents can be prevented by:

  • Pedestrians only crossing at designated areas such as intersections and crosswalks.
  • Motorists remembering to yield the right of way to pedestrians when turning.
  • Drivers remaining attentive and looking for pedestrians before entering intersections. 
  • Following all traffic signals.
  • Driving at a safe speed.
  • Using sidewalks and not walking distracted.

If your pedestrian accident was caused by another person’s negligence, you might be entitled to a financial recovery. It can be challenging, however, to get the compensation you deserve without the help of an attorney. 

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