Pedestrian accidents often end with serious injuries or even death. Bicyclists and walkers do not have the protection of an enclosed vehicle, and the impact can cause fractures, penetration injuries, brain trauma and worse.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 4,735 pedestrians died in motor-vehicle accidents in 2013. At least 150,000 more required medical treatment for injuries.
In Texas, pedestrians have the right of way on crosswalks, but drivers are not always vigilant. If you were injured by a negligent motorist in Texas, contact the Luke Dow Law Firm.
Luke Dow is a personal-injury lawyer in Austin who can assess your case to determine if you may have a legitimate claim. As the victim of another person’s negligence, you may be entitled to compensation to pay for medical bills and lost wages.
Call 512-518-4104 to schedule a consultation. You can also visit http://accident.usattorneys.com/texas/ to learn more about injury claims in Texas.
Here are five safety tips that may save your life as a pedestrian on Texas roads:
- Cross Properly
- Look into the Driver’s Eyes
- Make Yourself Visible
- Avoid Risky Situations
- Avoid Distractions
If you were injured by a reckless or negligent driver in Texas, contact the Luke Dow Law Firm. Mr. Dow is an Austin injury attorney who can handle the legal side of your lawsuit so you can focus on recovery. He is board-certified in Personal Injury Trial Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization. Call 512-518-4104 to schedule a consultation.