Texas and New Mexico are two states with particularly high rates of pedestrian accidents. In 2017, there were 697 pedestrian fatalities in Texas and 104 in New Mexico. That means that nearly one out of every five pedestrian fatalities in the country occurred in one of these two states. There are a number of factors that contribute to the high rate of pedestrian accidents in Texas and New Mexico. First, walking is a popular form of transportation in these states, especially among people who live in urban areas. Second, many streets in Texas and New Mexico lack sidewalks, making it difficult for pedestrians to walk safely. Third, crosswalks are often poorly marked or completely absent, making it hard for pedestrians to cross streets safely. Finally, speeding is a major problem on many roads in these states. These factors all contribute to the high rate of pedestrian accidents in Texas and New Mexico.
Driver insurance is not meant to only protect drivers while they operate their vehicles—it is meant to protect everyone on the road, including those who are not driving at the time that an accident occurs. Your driver insurance covers the costs of damages and injuries you cause during an accident. So, if you are injured as a pedestrian, the other driver's insurance is meant to cover the costs of your injuries.
However, you may find yourself in a situation where recovering compensation for your losses and expenses is difficult, or seemingly impossible. At Daspit Law Firm, we know how complex an auto accident can be, especially when pedestrians are involved. Our pedestrian injury lawyers in Houston have successfully secured millions in damages for our clients, and we may be able to help you!
Texas law requires drivers to be able to pay the costs of damages and injuries they cause in a car accident. Texas drivers meet the demands of the law by buying auto liability driver insurance. If you suffered injuries as a pedestrian in a car accident, the driver(s) who caused the accident may be held responsible for your compensation.
However, every accident situation is unique. Driver negligence may not be easy to identify in your situation. With the help of our Houston pedestrian accident lawyer, you may obtain a better understanding of your accident and determine an effective course of action to pursue. No matter how difficult your case seems, we may help you find a solution!
If you were injured in a hit and run accident, it is vital for you to secure legal guidance. Because the at-fault driver may have fled the scene, it may be difficult for you to hold someone responsible for your compensation.
With the help of a legal professional, accident victims may be able to track down negligent drivers through witness statements. If you are unable to hold the driver accountable for their actions, we may be able to help you file a claim with your insurance for uninsured motorist coverage.
Pedestrians may file an injury claim to compensate for the following:
Pedestrians who have been injured in an auto accident are entitled to file a claim for compensation. Serious injuries can leave you with heavy costs for medical treatment and lost wages from an inability to return to work.
A successful claim may cover all of the losses and expenses involved in your accident. Schedule a free consultation with our firm today and explore your legal options!
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