Whether you are in a crosswalk crossing attempting to cross the street or on a public sidewalk minding your own business when you are struck by a vehicle not paying attention, we at Alex R. Hernandez Jr. PLLC can help you with your pedestrian accident.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Association (NHTSA) reports that each year nearly 5,000 pedestrians die in motor vehicle related accidents, and approximately 76,000 pedestrians in 2012 suffered injuries when hit by a car or truck. These accidents can occur when pedestrians attempt to cross highways. In addition to pedestrian-vehicle incidents, thousands of non-vehicular pedestrian accidents also occur annually.
Generally, drivers must exercise reasonable care under the circumstances. Negligent drivers are often at blame. A few of the most common factors contributing to driver negligence are:
- Distracted driving
- Failing to yield the right of way to pedestrians at crosswalks
- Disobeying traffic signs or signals
- Failing to signal while turning
- Disregarding weather or traffic conditions
- Driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol
We can help you, call us at 361-454-1000 or 1-888-HDZLAW-8 today.