Texas residents have a lot to be proud of. The Lone Star State offers a rich history, beautiful landscapes, impressive cities and neighborly folks. Feeling safe is important, of course, so significant percentage of Texans may find some recent data particularly upsetting. Analysts say that car accidents involving pedestrians are on the rise across the state, and danger may literally lie around the bend.
In 2019, in one district alone, there were over 130 crashes that involved a victim on foot. Many of these accidents resulted in serious injuries, and at least 13 were fatal. In the same district, there were over 70 accidents involving a victim riding a bike.
Laws are in place to protect pedestrians and cyclists, but many of these crashes are a direct result of drivers breaking them. A new initiative is focused on bringing awareness to the increasing danger. The campaign will remind drivers to make sure they observe traffic laws regarding crosswalks and bike lanes, which are typically hotspots for these accidents.
When a car accident results in serious injuries, the victim may struggle with more than just the physical injury. Emotional stress, loss of wages due to an inability to work and escalating medical bills could also add to the problems. The good news is, a victim may have cause to seek legal recourse against a driver deemed at fault. For those that are ready to seek justice, reaching out to an experienced Texas attorney is usually enough to get the ball rolling.