Dallas Pedestrian Accident Lawyers
When Negligence Harms Pedestrians, Our Team Demands Answers
Whenever you’re in a situation where you’re on foot and are in close proximity to motor vehicles, you’re a pedestrian. This happens when you’re walking on the sidewalk, crossing the street, walking through a parking lot, and even going for your morning run in your neighborhood. Every time this happens, you’re at the mercy of every motorist in the area. It only takes a split second for a driver to do something that puts you at risk: reading a text message, not checking before reversing, or speeding around a corner.
Arnold & Itkin is here to help if you were injured or have lost someone you love in a pedestrian accident in the Dallas area. We take on cases of this kind throughout the state and nation, and we do so with the level of commitment and professionalism that secures unmatched, life-changing results for our clients.
To find out more about the ways we can help you, call (888) 493-1629. Your consultation is free, and we’ll be happy to answer your questions and address your concerns.
Are All Pedestrian Accidents Caused by Driver Negligence?
Driver behavior—including distraction, drunk driving, and carelessness—is the leading cause of all traffic accidents, and pedestrian accidents are no exception. However, there are other causes to consider.
The following is a list of potential causes of pedestrian accidents, both common and not-so-common:
- Drunk driving
- Distracted driving
- Running a red light/stop sign
- Defective pedestrian signals
- Failing to check before reversing
- Motor vehicle defects
- Poorly designed intersections
- Lack of sidewalk or crosswalk
Some of these are caused by driver negligence or wrongdoing, but others are due to negligent manufacturers or the companies responsible for designing and maintaining our city’s roadways, intersections, traffic signals, and pedestrian walkways. Our Dallas pedestrian injury attorneys carefully investigate every case we handle to make sure all contributing factors are brought to light, as this can reveal other sources of compensation and a more significant recovery.
2018: The Highest Number of Pedestrian Deaths in Nearly 30 Years
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has reported that, in 2018, nationwide pedestrian fatalities reached their highest point since 1990. 6,283 pedestrians lost their lives in traffic accidents in the U.S. in 2018, spurring a renewed focus on pedestrian safety.
As a pedestrian in the Dallas area, you can take the following steps to protect yourself:
- Follow traffic laws as they apply to pedestrians.
- Always use sidewalks when they’re available.
- If there’s no sidewalk, walk facing traffic and as far to the right as possible.
- Cross at crosswalks or intersections, looking for cars in all directions.
- Watch for cars backing out of driveways or parking spaces.
- Avoid alcohol, drugs, and even texting or using your phone while walking.
- Never assume that a driver sees you or will yield the right of way.
You don't have to face this alone. Get help from a Dallas pedestrian accident firm that's recovered billions for clients by calling (888) 493-1629. We fight for significant results because we know people need them to rebuild their lives.