What to Do if You’re the Victim of a Pedestrian Accident

What to Do if You’re the Victim of a Pedestrian AccidentObviously, when a human being is struck by over a ton of steel, the results are usually catastrophic. The National Highway Traffic Safety Association reports that cars injure over 100,000 pedestrians every year; another 5,000 pedestrians are killed annually by motor vehicles, and more than 10 percent of those (550) are in Texas.

While most pedestrian accidents happen because a driver was speeding, drunk, distracted or failed to observe traffic signals or crosswalks, pedestrians are sometimes at fault. The most common errors that pedestrians made include:

  • Suddenly running out onto a busy road
  • Not crossing at designated crossing areas
  • Crossing too late, under the “don’t walk” sign

In the event you are involved in a pedestrian accident, you should:

  • Notify police
  • Gather contact information from everyone involved, including any witnesses
  • Get medical help, even if you think you don’t need it – you may be in shock
  • Write down everything you remember about the incident
  • Keep track of all your expenses related to the accident
  • Consult with a Texas personal injury attorney

To learn more about pedestrian safety, read Pedestrian & Bicycle Safety.

The attorneys of Roberts & Roberts have the skill, experience and resources to fully investigate any serious accident or death.  If you have a question about an accident involving a serious injury or fatality, please call 800-248-6000 or contact us for a free consultation.

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