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Oct 7

Texas Pedestrian Accidents: It Isn’t Always the Driver’s Fault

Pedestrian Accidents

Walking is a great way to get somewhere. It helps you to stay healthy and is good for the environment, but if you’re not careful it can also put you in danger.

Not all accidents involving cars and pedestrians are the driver’s fault. In fact, there are some things that a pedestrian can do that absolutely contribute to an accident and may even make them liable in court for damages.

The next time you take a walk, remember that you can help to prevent an accident by simply being aware of what your responsibility is as a pedestrian and some of the most common reasons accidents involving cars and pedestrians take place.

Responsibilities of Texas Pedestrians

There is a specific [...]

Mar 22

Texas Now Ranks 3rd for Pedestrian Accidents

Pedestrian Accidents

When it comes to travel methods, walking is often one of the safest options. Of course, nothing is without its risks, and pedestrians are often subject to unique dangers.

Specifically, pedestrian travelers face a significant risk of being hit by motorists, and especially in Texas. A recent study, in fact, named Texas the third most dangerous state in the union for pedestrian accidents.

This study found not only are accidents on the rise (highest figures in three decades), but the most recent data showed Texas alone had a 12% increase in pedestrian fatalities.

One of the leading causes cited was distracted driving — phones, passengers, radio, etc. were all contributing factors. Another new distraction that may be linked to the [...]

Jan 12

Don’t Let School Zone Drop Offs End in a Pedestrian Accident in TX

Pedestrian Accidents

Now that the holidays are over, it’s back to your regular routine. Getting back in the swing of things can be hard when you’re balancing work, family obligations, and bringing your kids to school. It’s only normal to feel a little distracted when you’re trying to make this transition.

Don’t let that distraction affect your driving, though. School drop-offs are one of the riskiest places most kids see regularly. Be smart, and avoid a pedestrian accident in a school drop off this year.

The Dangers of Texas School Zone Drop Offs

Mixing moving cars with pedestrian kids is always something of a dangerous move. However, it’s impossible to avoid it when handling the logistics of getting your kids to school. [...]

Dec 11

Why Do Pedestrian Accidents Happen in Texas?

Pedestrian Accidents

The Governor’s Highway Safety Association says that the most substantial factor contributing to pedestrian accidents is cell phone usage while driving. This is just one example of inattentive driving among a host of them: eating, programming a GPS or map application, messing with your audio system… and inattentive driving is just one reason for pedestrian accidents.

The majority of pedestrian accidents that occur in Texas fall under one of the following six common categories:

  • Inattentive Driving
  • Aggressive & Reckless Driving
  • Driving When You Shouldn’t
  • Poor Visibility
  • Premises Pedestrian Accidents
  • Pedestrian Precipitated Events

If you or someone you love has sustained serious injury as a pedestrian and you believe another’s negligence is responsible, a knowledgeable Weatherford personal injury lawyer experienced in [...]

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