Dallas Pedestrian Accident Attorney
Pedestrian Accident Statistics
According to research published by nonprofit group Transportation for America, Dallas is 10th on the nationwide list of the most dangerous cities for walking. The city provides for pedestrian safety with measures such as the Dallas Pedestrian Network, a system which enables people to walk throughout downtown on underground or raised walkways. Despite this, people continue to be seriously injured or killed when they are struck by automobiles while walking on the streets of Dallas and the surrounding communities. According to the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT), 418 pedestrians were killed in traffic accidents in 2011 alone, a figure which represents an increase of 17 percent over the previous year.
In some cases, a pedestrian accident is caused by the accident victim, whether the walker steps into the crosswalk while the light is red or if he or she is jaywalking. In many other cases, however, the driver is at fault. TxDOT lists that 896 of the reported pedestrian accidents were directly attributable to the failure of the driver to yield right of way to the walker, a figure which includes 13 deaths and 882 injuries. If you have been injured or lost a loved one in a pedestrian accident that was caused by the driver, contact us at the Mathur Law Offices, P.C., for help in claiming the financial compensation you deserve.
Let a Dallas Accident Lawyer Fight for You
A Dallas personal injury attorney from our team can investigate the circumstances of your accident to find evidence to support your claim for financial compensation. This may include witness statements, police accident reports and even expert testimony provided by accident recreation specialists. With our help, you may not only be able to recover monetary damages, but you could also help others to avoid similar injuries in the future by holding the negligent driver accountable and upholding the public safety standards. Get started on the process now by contacting us for an initial case evaluation
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