The United States records at least 4000 people killed in Pedestrian accidents every year. Of all the states that have recorded high numbers of pedestrian fatalities, Texas once ranked among the top ten. An accident can happen on all kinds of thoroughfares in the state but usually, it occurs on crowded city streets where cars share a tight area with pedestrians. Aside from too much speed and driving under the influence, other factors that cause injury to pedestrians include unavailability of crosswalks, insufficient street lighting, distracted driving and failure of the drivers to follow traffic regulations. Accidents usually occur during rush hours, when the level of traffic is at its highest. They peak from five to eleven in the evening with the combination of alcohol and darkness on drivers.

Pedestrian accidents often result to serious injuries because a pedestrian do not have the protection that a motor vehicle offers to its driver and passengers. If you are hit by a car travelling at around forty miles per hour, there is an 85 percent chance that you are going to be killed. Higher speeds means there are less chances of seeing a pedestrian and avoiding a collision in time. Thus, pedestrians who are victims of such an accident usually incur high hospital expenses and the recovery period is often long, which require them to be absent from work in the same period.

Victims of Pedestrian accidents may be entitled to compensations. Although no amount of money can take away the pain and anguish that you suffered, being compensated for medical expenses, pain and suffering, lost wages and other damages allowed by the law would do much to allow for your full recovery. If you are in Balch Springs, contact personal injury attorney Mike Goolsby and the Balch Springs pedestrian accident lawyers from The Goolsby Law Firm. They are committed to helping their clients make a full recovery and know of the uniqueness of each accident, allowing you to maximize your claims under any circumstances.

Although there are a number of reasons for Pedestrian accidents, the prime cause is most often, negligence. Drivers travelling on different roadways of Texas often fail to realize a basic rule, and that is pedestrians hold the right of way, unless they are disobeying traffic regulations. Therefore, motor vehicles must yield to them whenever they are going across the street, entering driveways or obeying traffic lights. The city also has a responsibility to provide traffic safety measures that would make it safer for pedestrians. Thus, if an accident occurred due to the absence of crosswalk signals, the city may be at fault.

The Goolsby Law Firm considers it vital that people understand their rights in Pedestrian accidents. They also understand that the last thing that you need is to agonize on the legal fees of an attorney, when you still have other concerns to worry about. Thus, initial consultations are provided for free. In addition, pedestrian accident lawyers from The Goolsby Law Firm work on a contingency fee basis, which means that you do not have to pay us anything unless we are successful in recovering damages for you.

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