On busy roads like Houston, Texas sharing the road is a must for safety purposes. All different types of entities are present on these roads, these include cars, trucks, buses, bicyclists, motorcyclists, and pedestrians, among others.
Everyone on the road holds a duty of care to those around them. Those driving heavier and bigger vehicles are obligated to do the same.
One of the most common types of accidents are collisions between cars and pedestrians. Whenever a negligent driver hits a pedestrian, injuries are usually severe.
If you were legally walking on or along the roadway and were struck by a vehicle, the lawyers at Adley Law Firm can help you pursue justice and compensation.
Negligent drivers are the root cause of these types of accidents. At times though pedestrians can be at fault. Many negligent drivers struggle to safely operate their vehicles around pedestrians.
Common causes of pedestrians being struck by a vehicle include:
- Distracted Driving
- Intoxicated Driving
- Illegally parked cars making it difficult to see pedestrians walking on the road
- Right turns through crosswalks without looking out for pedestrians
- Running red lights and hitting pedestrians in the crosswalk
- Failure to yield the right of way
- Poorly Designed Intersections
Common Pedestrian Injuries
In a collision between a pedestrian and a vehicle, the pedestrian is always fully exposed and unprotected. Most of the time, avoiding these types of collisions are inevitable. An accident of this kind results in severe and sometimes fatal injuries.
These injuries include:
- Spinal Cord Injuries
- Brain Injuries
- Broken Bones
These types of injuries cause a lot of pain and suffering and a ton of medical expenses to cover. Finding an experienced competent attorney can help you handle the heavy burden brought on by the driver’s negligence.
Ways To Prevent Collisions Between Vehicles and Pedestrians
Drivers should always be attentive to the road. Never glance at your phone. Do not drive distracted, and be especially cautious at intersections, in school zones, and near crosswalks. Do not speed, pull out of driveways without checking for pedestrians, roll through stop signs, make unsafe lane changes, and pass a stopped vehicle.
As a pedestrian, you can avoid these collisions by staying attentive and obeying the rules. Only cross at intersections when you have the right of way and when it’s safe to do so. NEVER cross the road where there is not a marked intersection or a crosswalk. Even if you have the walk signal, look both ways before crossing a street. Avoid walking at night and wear bright colored clothing so that drivers on the road can see you.
What We Can Do For You
We know that a vehicle hitting a pedestrian can be complex and involve serious injuries, you need an experienced lawyer at your side.
Whatever it was that caused your accident, our lawyers will investigate the cause of the collision to determine the one at fault. You can count on our experience and skill into looking at your case.
We believe in family values, respect, and integrity. Our attorneys will always be there for you.
We have decades of combined experience and will work tirelessly to recover as much as possible on your claim.
We are compassionate in helping you get the compensation you deserve and help you get back on your feet. You deserve justice and that is what we will do for you. You don’t pay us anything unless we win your case.
Remember, DO NOT SIGN anything until you speak with us because you will risk losing some or all of the compensation that you deserve.
Call us at (713) 999-8669 or schedule a free consultation today.