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Tuesday, April 2, 2019

Texas Pedestrian Fatal Accidents Are Increasing as Distracted Drivers Are Creating Dangers for Pedestrians in Crosswalks by Texas Pedestrain Fatal Accident Lawyer

Texas Pedestrian Fatal Accidents and Texas Crosswalk Accidents Are Increasing as Distracted Drivers Are Creating Dangers for Pedestrians in Crosswalks by Texas Pedestrian Fatal Accident Lawyer and Texas Crosswalk Accident Lawyer Jason Coomer

Across the United States, 6,227 pedestrians died in traffic accidents in 2018, this is the highest number of people killed in pedestrian accidents in nearly 30 years. Texas is one of five states where over half of these fatal pedestrian accidents occurred.  Please see Why Pedestrian Deaths are at a 30 Year High.  The rise in fatal accidents has several potential causes, but distracted drivers and increased traffic are two of the more significant factors.  As such, it is extremely important to protect yourself from distracted drivers when you are walking or running near traffic areas as well as when you are driving, riding a bike, on a scooter, or on a motorcycle.

Texas Pedestrian Accident Claims and Texas Crosswalk Accident Claims

When a vehicle hits a pedestrian, the damage to the pedestrian can often cause serious injuries or even death.  In almost all pedestrian accident cases, the accident causes significant injuries and damages that all insurance and other sources of recovery should be considered.  Having an experienced lawyer review the case and potential sources of recovery is often critical in being able to pay for necessary medical treatment, lost wages, physical impairment, mental anguish, and other damages suffered in the accident.

For more information on Texas Pedestrian Accident Claims, please go to the following web pages:  Texas Crosswalk Accident Lawsuit and Texas School Crossing Accident Lawsuit Information and Texas Fatal Pedestrian Accident Lawsuit Information.

Texas Driver's Handbook (Cautions Drivers that Pedestrians have the Right of Way) 

The Texas Driver's Handbook is very clear that pedestrian's have the right of way on Texas roads.  It warns drivers to avoid turning their vehicles into a deadly weapon and to always be aware of any pedestrians.  This rule is especially true when a pedestrian is in a crosswalk or in a schooling crossing.  In these situations, pedestrians always have the right of way.  Please be aware of pedestrians when you are driving, especially when you are in school zones and around crosswalks.

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