Pedestrian Accidents and Crosswalks
At any given time, there are multiple cars, trucks, and motorcycles on the road. Unfortunately, many drivers forget that we also share the road with pedestrians.
Pedestrian accidents can cause catastrophic injuries. Despite safeguards, pedestrian accidents are all too common, even in crosswalks. Victims of pedestrian accidents in crosswalks can work with Arlington, TX accident lawyer Roger “Rocky” Walton to fight for compensation for damages related to accident injuries.
Causes of Pedestrian Accidents
Nearly every driver has heard the phrase, “pedestrians have the right of way.” Drivers are responsible for looking out for pedestrians and taking any actions necessary to avoid them. This is especially true if a person is in a crosswalk, which is an area of the road designated as a safe crossing zone.
Unfortunately, many drivers fail to properly look out for pedestrians. When a pedestrian accident occurs, it often the fault of a reckless or negligent driver.
Irresponsible driving practices that are commonly cited as the cause of pedestrian accidents include:
- Failure to obey posted traffic signs of signals
- Driving while distracted (texting while driving is the most common example of this)
- Driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol
Pedestrian Accident Injuries
Pedestrian accidents can cause catastrophic injuries or even death. Without any sort of structure to protect them from the impact of an accident, pedestrians are extremely vulnerable to severe injuries such as:
- Broken bones
- Traumatic brain injury
- Back and neck injuries
- Spinal cord damage
- Organ damage
In addition to physical injuries, accident victims can experience a number of other losses.
The serious types of injuries that can be incurred in a pedestrian accident are likely to require extensive medical care, which can amount to costly medical bills and time away from work.
Some victims need long-term or lifelong medical care and rehabilitation, and the use of medical devices such as a walker or wheelchair.
All of these damages can result in substantial financial losses, which increases the stress and emotional strain caused by the accident.
Working with an Attorney
An accident lawyer, such as Rocky Walton, can be an asset in the aftermath of a pedestrian accident. Working with his legal team, Rocky Walton can gather the evidence necessary to prove liability in a pedestrian accident, and fight to maximize compensation for clients.
This allows our clients to focus on recovery, rather than continuing to worry about any financial strain caused by the accident. With Rocky Walton, accident victims are more likely to get the compensation they are due for injuries and other damages.
If you have been injured in a pedestrian accident while walking in a crosswalk, you can seek financial compensation for your losses. To discuss the details of your case and learn more about your legal options, contact us at your earliest convenience. Call (817) 429-4299 to schedule a consultation with us.