Vela Firm, PLLC
SAN ANTONIO PEDESTRIAN ACCIDENT ATTORNEY
According to the Governors Highway Safety Administration, 6,590 pedestrians were killed as a result of roadway collisions in the United States in 2019.
Accidents involving pedestrians are often caused by distracted drivers. Drivers are typically distracted by one of the following:
- Texting or Talking on a Cell Phone
- Eating or Drinking
- Operating a Stereo or Navigation System
- Driving Under the Influence of Drugs or Alcohol
If you or a loved one has been injured in a pedestrian accident, a pedestrian accident lawyer can help. Vela Firm, PLLC is experienced in representing accident victims and working to recover financial compensation for our clients.
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TEXAS PEDESTRIAN ACCIDENT STATISTICS
The Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) keeps data on fatal and serious injuries throughout our state. TxDot recorded the following statistics about pedestrian accidents in 2018:
There were 1,116 pedestrian accidents resulting in serious injury.
Of these pedestrian accidents, 621 people lost their lives as a result.
Also, in 2018, TxDOT data shows the total number of pedestrian accidents was 5,684 and most accidents involving serious injury occurred in urban neighborhoods. What’s clear is that San Antonio’s current population boom and inner-city development may contribute to an elevated risk of injury resulting from a pedestrian accident.
TEXAS ACCIDENT DATA TRENDS
Certain trends make cycling a riskier activity during specific times of the day in certain areas of the city:
Most accidents involving injuries occur between the hours of 4:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m. on weekdays during rush-hour traffic.
Most collisions occur in urban neighborhoods where walking to get to and from work and/or school is more common.
Pedestrian Accident In San Antonio
After an accident, an injured pedestrian may be able to recover compensation for injuries and damages suffered in the accident.
Damages are an amount of money required to compensate the victim for injury and loss. In the event that a pedestrian victim dies as a result of their injuries, certain family members may be able to bring a claim form money damages.
Compensation may also be recovered for accidents that result in physical injures, such as head injures, spine injuries, or bone injuries. An injured pedestrian may seek compensation for medical bills related directly to the accident, in addition to reasonable future medical expenses.
WHAT YOU CAN DO TO AVOID A PEDESTRIAN ACCIDENT
Pedestrian accidents may be avoided when everyone, including drivers and travelers on foot, take precautions consistent with making roads safe for pedestrians. Taking care when on or near roads can lower the risk of a pedestrian accident, especially to children and the elderly who are at a higher risk of being involved in such accidents.
CONTACT A SAN ANTONIO PEDESTRIAN ACCIDENT ATTORNEY
Attorney Tre Vela has experience with pedestrian accident cases in San Antonio. If you or a loved one are a pedestrian that’s been hit by a car in San Antonio or surrounding areas, please contact us today by calling (210) 802-8889 or email us at CaseReview@VelaFirmPLLC.com.
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VELA FIRM, PLLC
1718 San Pedro
San Antonio, Texas 78212
Office: (210) 802-8889
Fax: (210) 802-2822