It happens more than it should. Overall, the State of Texas ranked third in pedestrian traffic fatalities throughout the country last year.
Unfortunately, if you are hit by a passenger vehicle while walking or jogging in Houston, your injuries could be severe or even life-threatening. Pedestrians have very little protection to guard against the size and weight of a car, truck, or SUV during a collision. And when the driver behind the wheel is operating the vehicle negligently — either while distracted, under the influence, or speeding — all pedestrians are in danger.
The Director of Policy and Planning with LINK Houston admitted in an interview recently that every community throughout our city experiences crashes involving someone who is walking. That means no matter how careful you are while crossing the street, or walking to lunch, drivers are not practicing the same care behind the wheel.
When pedestrians are hit by a car, they are left with severe injuries, including broken bones, back and neck injuries, internal bleeding, organ damage, and traumatic brain injuries — all of which require long-term, costly medical care.
To add to your personal injuries, recovery times can be lengthy and require time away from work, and even result in temporary or full disability. The financial fallout from pedestrian accidents can disrupt your life immediately, and continuously add stress that impedes your recovery as you worry about who is going to pay your expenses.
At the Nava Law Group, P.C., our pedestrian accident attorneys in Houston will take the lead in building your case, so you focus on healing. That means speaking directly with the driver who caused your injuries insurance representatives, so you no longer have to worry about them manipulating your statement or continuously denying your claim.
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If you have been hurt in a pedestrian accident in Houston, contact our personal injury attorneys at the Nava Law Group, P.C. today at (713) 218-2424 and allow our experienced staff to outline your full financial recovery needs today, so you can focus on getting your life back.