Every day nearly 1,000 pedestrians are wounded in the United States as the result of negligent or reckless driving. These injuries can be small, but sometimes they can result in death. It doesn't matter how large the physical impact of a pedestrian accident is, the driver is responsible for those injuries.
Pedestrian injuries as a result of accidents occurring in traffic are very common. In fact, studies have shown that an innocent bystander is injured every five minutes. It may even be considered an epidemic. So far, nearly 6,000 pedestrians have died from traffic-related accidents.
It can be said that the most innocent of pedestrian victims are children. Young children (those under the age of four) are at an increased risk of harm from vehicle traffic. They frequently cannot be seen by drivers, and are unfortunately nearly half of pedestrian deaths.
How To Prevent A Pedestrian Accident
- Pedestrians should use crosswalks and look both ways
- Drivers should look for children especially around schools or on Halloween
- Pedestrians should use a flashlight and wear reflective clothing.
Even with all of the precautions and good intentions, accidents happen. If you have been injured as the result of one of these accidents you deserve to be compensated. The Brownsville and San Antonio attorneys of The Begum Law Group are experienced with pedestrian injury law. We are Brownsville and San Antonio accident injury lawyers who fight not only for justice but for the compensation your pain and suffering deserves.
If you or someone you love has suffered injuries as a pedestrian in the San Antonio or Brownsville areas, don't wait to contact a lawyer. Now is the time to call us at 956-267-5580 for an evaluation and free consultation.