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Pedestrian Accident

Arlington’s fun-loving culture makes it a great city to be in. With rideshares, public transportation, and ever-growing bike lanes, choosing how to get around Arlington could be tough. However, there is nothing quite like experiencing a city by foot. Stumbling around blocks, finding new spots, and enjoying the liveliness of the city  is a great way to spend an evening.

Enjoyable as walking may be, pedestrians assume some risk. Erratic drives are everywhere, and the most-distracted, negligent drivers put pedestrians in jeopardy for an accident. If you or a loved one has been a victim of a pedestrian accident, you might want to consider an Arlington pedestrian accident attorney. Attorney’s at The Law Office of Dorothy Hyde are always ready to come to your side, and with them bring over 30 years of experience.

Dangers of Pedestrian Accidents

Out of the 5,767  Texas pedestrian crashes that occurred in 2017, less than 300 resulted in a  non-injury. The majority of accidents resulted in an injury, incapacitating injury, or death. The grim statistics of Texas pedestrian crashes demonstrates the severity of such occurrences. The human body just isn’t meant to protect itself from thousands of pounds of speeding metal.

Pedestrian Accidents can result in injuries ranging from bruises and broken bones to more severe impairments like brain damage and paralysis. Death is a sad possibility of pedestrian accidents—over 600 Texans lost their lives to wrecks in 2017 alone. Most of these deaths were not the victim’s fault. Unfortunately, the majority of pedestrian accidents are caused by erratic driving.

Negligent, erratic driving an be caused by a number of things. Drivers could potentially be under the influence of drugs or alcohol, which hinders their judgement and reaction times. Exhaustion is another contributor to accident-causing drivers, and most exhausted drivers do not realize just how impaired their driving is, making them more dangerous. And of course, drivers distracted by phones are becoming a growing cause of pedestrian accidents.

Of all pedestrian-related accidents, none are worse than hit and runs. Hit and run accidents occur when a driver leaves the scene after striking a pedestrian with their vehicle. Those who perform hit and runs deserve to be brought to justice for such cowardly acts. With that being said, you should never try to identify and pursue a hit and run perpetrator on your own. While pursuing hit and run cases can be difficult, they are nearly impossible without an Arlington pedestrian accident attorney.

How to Handle the Aftermath

After suffering from a pedestrian accident, you should seek medical attention no matter the circumstances. Pedestrian accidents can cause internal injuries that can lead to more severe consequences. Nothing is worth your health, not even financial security. When your health has been addressed, you should reach out to an Arlington pedestrian accident attorney to obtain compensation on your behalf.

If you have been injured by a pedestrian accident in Arlington, The Law Office of Dorothy Hyde has the experience necessary to navigate the incident successfully. For a free consultation, contact us by clicking here or give us a call at 214-883-1700.

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