Although the general numbers nationwide for Pedestrian Accidents are decreasing, the state of Texas ranks third highest, according to a 2008 study published by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). Pedestrians are at highest risk when they do not use crosswalks and during nighttime hours. These accidents bring many people into the law offices of Harris Cook, LLP, because they want help from our experienced Pedestrian Accident Attorney for legal advice or representation of their case.
Harris Cook, LLP, Pedestrian Accident Attorney
If you have been injured in a pedestrian accident, our Harris Cook, LLP, Pedestrian Accident Attorney can help you file claims and pursue fair compensation for your accident injuries. We have helped many Texans find justice when they have been wronged because someone else was negligent. State laws allow you to determine responsibility and get monetary compensation for accident injuries due to negligent behavior. If a loved one has died in such an accident, survivors may also receive compensation for final expenses and parents and/or children of the deceased may recover for the loss of companionship and society.
Typical accident expense claims include:
- Medical costs for hospital, doctor, nurse, anesthesiologist, surgeon and dental services
- Work loss - temporary or permanent due to disability
- Rehabilitation - equipment & services
- Future expenses
- Funeral/burial costs
National & Texas Pedestrian Accidents
According to NHTSA records, 4,269 Texans were killed in pedestrian accidents during the ten-year period from 1997-2006. During one recent year, 2006, 379 pedestrian deaths occurred in Texas. Of that number, 45 pedestrians died in the city of Houston, TX, which ranks fifth nationwide for pedestrian fatalities.
Across the nation, an average of 12 pedestrians die in vehicle crashes every day. Fortunately, this number is decreasing, showing a decline of 10 percent since 1997. During the ten year period of 1997-2006, 49,128 pedestrians were killed nationwide and many others suffered injuries. Meanwhile, motor vehicle crash deaths have remained constant, at about 43,000 fatalities every year. Pedestrian deaths account for about 12 percent of this annual number, with 78% of those accidents occurring at non-intersections.
Texas Personal Injury Accident Attorney
When you work with our Harris Cook, LLP, Texas Personal Injury Accident Attorney to find justice, we dig deep to uncover all facts and evidence related to your case. This includes discovery of responsible parties, road and weather conditions and other elements that contributed to your experience. Negligent behavior causes most Personal Injury accidents, and there are time limits for filing claims. It is important that you seek legal advice from our attorney immediately. Do not discuss your accident with insurance agents, as that may jeopardize your case results. They will not work for you, but we do!
Contact Harris Cook, LLP, in Arlington, Mansfield or Flower Mound, TX, today for answers to your questions about Pedestrian Accidents or Personal Injury Law. Call us now for your free consultation, at 817-789-6842.