Pedestrian Accidents

Brownsville Pedestrian Accident Attorneys

In the United States and average of 1,000 innocent pedestrians are injured every day by negligent drivers of motor vehicles. Injuries sustained included broken bones, paralysis, brain injuries, coma and death. Negligent and unsafe drivers must be responsible for injuries that are inflicted on others.

Below are some findings regarding 2004 pedestrian accidents:

  • A pedestrian was injured in a traffic-related accident every 5 minutes.
  • Nearly 5,900 pedestrians were killed in traffic-related accidents.
  • Males accounted for two-thirds of all pedestrian injuries.

Unfortunately, children account for most pedestrians injured by a motor vehicle. In fact, children under the age of four account for nearly 40 percent of pedestrian-injury related deaths. If you have children, now is the time to discuss pedestrian safety. Teach children to cross at a crosswalk or corner whenever possible and to look both ways and continue looking when they cross. Make sure your child wears reflective clothing or carries a flashlight when walking at night, especially on Halloween, a day that notoriously has more pedestrian accidents than any other day of the year.

The attorneys at the Villarreal Law Firm are seasoned experts in pedestrian injury law. If you are a pedestrian who has been injured in an accident contact your Texas pedestrian accident injury lawyer immediately. Do not sign anything until you have met with your Texas pedestrian injury lawyer. Do not discuss the accident with anyone until you have met with your lawyer and doctor. Be sure to collect important contact information from all bystanders at the accident. If you or a loved one have suffered injuries from a pedestrian accident, call us today at 956-544-4444 for a free consultation and evaluation of your potential claim.

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