Pedestrian Accident Lawyers in Dallas
One hardly expects to have a serious and dangerous accident while walking or crossing a street in Dallas. Unfortunately, some drivers are either inattentive or in such a rush that they drive too fast through intersections when pedestrians are crossing, causing serious injuries to the innocent pedestrians. Each accident has its own unique circumstances and degree of injury and must be fully reviewed and analyzed in order to determine what types of claims for damages can be made on your behalfs
At Zinda Law Group PLLC, our attorneys have dedicated the practice to fighting for the rights of the injured in personal injury cases, including pedestrian accidents. When a pedestrian is hit by a car, the damage to the victim can be terrible and life-threatening, and in some cases these accidents are fatal. When a fatal accident is the result, it is likely that certain relatives can file a wrongful death claim against the negligent driver who stole the future of your loved one.
Pedestrian Accident Statistics
In 2009, when the NHTSA conducted research on pedestrian accidents, they came to the following conclusions:
- 4,092 pedestrians were killed in traffic crashes
- Approximately 59,000 were injured
- On average, every 2 hours a pedestrian was killed and every 9 minutes another was injured
For purposes of this study, a pedestrian was defined as any person who is on foot, running, walking, jogging, hiking, lying down or sitting and is involved in a motor vehicle crash.
In other cases, there can be very serious injuries, and some victims never fully recover, especially when there have been traumatic brain injuries that are difficult for medical science to solve. Some individuals recover quickly and miraculously while others may spend their lives in a coma or vegetative state, and all the in-between degrees of injury. Whatever the circumstances are in your case, it is crucial that you contact the firm at once in order to initiate legal action on your behalf.