Houston Pedestrian Accident Attorney
Fighting For Pedestrians Injured By Motorists
Pedestrian fatalities are on the rise in Houston and across the State. According to preliminary data released by the Governors Highway Safety Association (GHSA), Texas ranks third for the number of pedestrian fatalities. Projections show that the largest number of pedestrians were killed by motorists in decades.
Tragically, pedestrians are increasingly vulnerable to distracted drivers. Local streets have proven to be the most dangerous compared to state and rural roadways. When a motorist hits a pedestrian, injuries are rarely minor. Often, a pedestrian will suffer broken bones, damage to the back and neck, or even traumatic brain injury.
Experienced Pedestrian Accident Attorney
If you were hit by a car or other moving vehicle, you need to contact an experienced Houston, TX Pedestrian Accident Attorney immediately. Attorney Roy Boujaoude will help you get the compensation you need. You should not have to pay out-of-pocket for someone else’s mistake. Contact the Law Office of Roy Boujaoude today for a free case evaluation.
Causes of Pedestrian Accidents
According to a recent article published by National Public Radio, Inc. (NPR) regarding the 30-year high in pedestrian fatalities, two things contribute to the trend:
The number of drivers (and pedestrians) distracted by their phones; and
An increase in larger vehicles on the roads (SUVs)
Other factors also play a role such as cities lacking proper pedestrian-friendly infrastructure, speeding, and the failure of drivers to yield pedestrian right of way. Many pedestrian accidents occur at intersections with unmarked crosswalks. Inner-city roadways have proven the most deadly. Major cities, like Houston, have regularly topped the list in pedestrian fatalities.
Pedestrian Accident Statistics
According to the most recent data available from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), nearly 129,000 pedestrians were treated in emergency rooms after a non-fatal crash. Children and adults age 65 and over were the most vulnerable age groups to be killed in a pedestrian accident. Nearly half of all fatal pedestrian accidents involved alcohol where either the pedestrian or the driver was impaired.
Hiring an Experienced Houston TX Pedestrian Accident Attorney
Experts believe that a large portion of pedestrian accidents go unreported. No matter what the circumstances of your pedestrian accident, you should always report the injury. Regardless of whether you were in an intersection, or at a crosswalk, you may be entitled to recovery. You should always have your case reviewed by a knowledgeable personal attorney who can determine the strengths and weaknesses of your claim.
Call the Law Office of Roy Boujaoude today at (713) 690-2277 for a free, no-hassle consultation. Attorney Boujaoude will fight hard to protect your rights and get you the maximum compensation available in your case.