Whether you’re enjoying a summer break from classes or simply getting a walk in after work, the warm spring and summer months mean a lot of Texans choose to enjoy the weather on foot instead of behind the wheel. While walking is an enjoyable and healthy way to take advantage of the season, pedestrians and drivers both need to take steps to be more aware. With the rise in people on foot, there is also a rise in car-pedestrian accidents.
Spring and Summer Mean More Pedestrians and Inexperienced Drivers on the Road
While the warm weather sends many people out to hike, bike, walk downtown, or simply enjoy a local park, the roads in Dallas are also flooded with inexperienced young drivers on summer vacation, lost tourists, and a range of motorcycles, scooters, bikes, and skateboards. This can create a risky mix of distracted, inexperienced drivers, and pedestrians that lead to a number of crashes every year.
Getting Help With Your Texas Injury Claim If You’ve Been Hit While on Foot
Unfortunately, unprotected pedestrians often suffer severe or fatal injuries when hit by motor vehicles, sometimes facing long recovery times and huge expenses. As an additional layer of concern, Texas is a “comparative negligence” state, which can make the injury claims process that follows a crash more complicated and difficult to prove.
However, you can get immediate assistance, and you may be surprised at the number of options available to you and the ease of reaching out for support. For more information, call our experienced personal injury attorneys today at 817-380-4888.