Emergency Rooms See Spike In Scooter Accidents
As if Dallas pedestrians did not have enough to worry about, now they need to watch out for electric scooters zipping along all over the place. Emergency rooms across the United States have reported an uptick in severe accidents following the arrival of electric scooters in their cities.
So, how are Dallas pedestrians doing so far?
Not too bad, yet. Since July, Dallas officials say there have only been a few 911 calls related to scooter incidents. The article also points out that not everyone injured in a scooter accident actually calls 911. Unfortunately, local hospitals do not keep track of scooter injuries.
At the Law Office of Dorothy Hyde, we will continue to keep an eye on motorized scooter safety, but we know that this is only one more way that pedestrians can get hurt in our city.
When you need a Dallas pedestrian accident attorney, you can count on our team to get the compensation you deserve for your accident-related expenses.
There is no doubt that pedestrians are the most vulnerable group in and around the roadways. They have no protection from the impact of a vehicle, motorcycle, bicycle, or anything else that comes at them. That is why pedestrian accidents often result in severe injuries. It is not uncommon to these following in a pedestrian incident:
- Lacerations or amputations
- Major internal injuries (spinal cord injuries, traumatic brain injuries, etc.)
- Broken and dislocated bones
All of these injuries require medical care. Often, surgery is needed to fix the problem.
Will your insurance cover all of these medical expenses?
Will it cover any income you lose if your injuries keep you from working?
For the latest reporting year for Texas, there were a total of 5,767 pedestrian crashes. Out of those, there were 604 fatalities and over 3,000 injuries.
How They Happen
As we saw in the opening story, electric scooters are moving into Dallas and we will likely see that they increase pedestrian accidents. However, they are only one way that pedestrians get hurt.
Vehicle accidents can cause serious harm to the human body. A pedestrian versus vehicle collision will never end well for the pedestrian. Drunk and distracted drivers are especially dangerous to pedestrians, as they may not even slow down before an impact.
Many times, pedestrians are hit while using designated crosswalks or right-of-ways at intersections. This often happens when drivers are in a hurry and disregard the law.
What You Can Do
If you or a loved one have been injured in a pedestrian accident that was caused by someone else’s negligence, please seek legal assistance as soon as possible. At the Law Office of Dorothy Hyde, we will fight to get the compensation you need. This can include coverage for your accident-related medical expenses, lost income if you cannot work, as well as pain and suffering damages. When you need a Dallas pedestrian accident attorney, you can contact us for a free consultation by clicking here or calling us at 214-883-1700.