Many people are surprised when they learn that the most dangerous place to be in a car accident may not even be in one of the cars involved. Those who happen to be passing by on foot, pedestrians, are injured at an extremely high rate, and recent statistics show that the number is only growing. There are many reasons for this sudden surge, including crumbling infrastructure, drunk drivers, distracted pedestrians, and even an increase in road traffic with traveling at faster speeds. If you are a pedestrian who has been injured in a car accident, you have rights and you should allow a Corpus Christi car accident attorney to protect them.
Brunkenhoefer, P.C. Injury Attorneys is an experienced and highly-qualified team of legal advocates who have your best interests in mind when you have been injured as a pedestrian. We understand just how devastating car accident injuries can be, and we use our trial-tested and proven approach to help you fight and obtain the justice you deserve when you trust your case to us. We believe those who have sustained them deserve the best possible legal representation, and since 1976, our firm has fought tirelessly for clients who have been hurt in all types of car accidents, including clients both here in Texas and across the country. We also give our clients the peace of mind of knowing their best interests are at the forefront of our strategy, and we don’t a dime from you unless we are successful in recovering on your behalf.
To find out more about how we can help you and your case, call Brunkenhoefer, P.C. Injury Attorneys today at 361.730.1190 to request a consultation.
While pedestrian accidents are all unique, they usually share one common binding factor: they are caused by negligence. Negligence is careless disregard for the safety of others, or acting in a way that endangers those around you. This can include a variety of different things, such as driving while sending a text message, or driving while drunk.
While both pedestrians and drivers have a shared responsibility to keep watch for each other in order to prevent these accidents, the vast majority of injuries involving pedestrians are the result of negligence on behalf of the driver. In fact, the CDC says that nearly half of all pedestrian deaths involved a driver who was in some form intoxicated on alcohol, and over a third of them involved a pedestrian whose blood alcohol content was above the legal driving limit.
Brunkenhoefer, P.C. Injury Attorneys have helped clients who have suffered from the following injuries in pedestrian accidents:
The causes of pedestrian accidents are numerous, but using common sense and following a few best safety practices can help both drivers and pedestrians alike avoid a dangerous situation. For drivers, don’t drive drunk, follow the speed limits, and always make sure to keep an eye out for pedestrians, especially when approaching a crosswalk or pedestrian crossing area. If you come to a stop at a crosswalk and you notice a pedestrian about to cross, be sure you make eye contact with them before proceeding through: you never know when they might walk off the curb without noticing your presence.
For pedestrians, always make sure to walk as far away from the road as you possibly can to give drivers a wide berth. Always make sure to cross at a designated area that includes traffic control devices like flashing indicator lights or even a traffic signal. Never cross without acknowledgement that it’s safe to do so. Finally, be sure you always cross where drivers can see you—never from between parked cars or in dark, unlit areas.
If you have been injured as a pedestrian, contact Brunkenhoefer, P.C. Injury Attorneys now to review your options and put a powerful ally on your side!