Hit-And-Run Suspect Arrested
Police have arrested Jeanette Alvarez in a hit-and-run accident that happened last week along Garland Road. They say that she struck and killed a 59-year-old victim but did not stop. They were able to track her because the front license plate of her vehicle was left behind at the scene.
Alvarez was apprehended at her home and charged with causing an accident involving death. It is unclear at this time whether alcohol was involved.
At the Law Office of Dorothy Hyde, we know that pedestrians, like the 59-year-old victim of this crash, face many dangers when they go out. Do you know where to turn if you or a loved one are injured in an incident with a vehicle?
If you need a Dallas pedestrian accident lawyer, call us today so we can work on securing compensation for all of your accident-related expenses.
We know that you do everything you can to stay safe when you are out walking or jogging. We wish there was a way you could predict the reckless actions of drivers on the roadway, but you cannot. For the latest reporting year in Texas, there were 5,767 pedestrian accidents. Of those, there were:
- 614 fatalities
- 1,144 serious injuries
- 2,000 less serious injuries
When we are outside of our vehicles, we lose protection. Our bodies are not meant to withstand the impact of something that weighs thousands of pounds slamming into them. When we get hit, the injuries can be devastating. Making the situation worse is that pedestrians usually suffer from two impacts – the initial impact with a vehicle and a second impact with the ground.
We commonly see people suffer from the following after a pedestrian accident:
- Broken and dislocated bones
- Spinal cord injuries (possible paralysis)
- Traumatic head injuries
- Major internal organ damage
- Soft tissue damage
People who sustain these injuries require extensive medical care and even long-term rehabilitation.
So, why do these accidents happen?
Often, we see pedestrian accidents happen because a driver was not paying attention and drove through a pedestrian crosswalk or intersection where a pedestrian had the right-of-way. Usually, a driver was busy looking at the phone. Distracted driving is a danger to pedestrians.
We also know that drunk drivers pose a threat to everyone in or around the roadway, not just pedestrians.
What Are Your Options Now?
We know that you have so much to deal with in the aftermath of a pedestrian accident. If you believe that someone else was to blame for your accident and injuries, seek legal assistance. At The Law Office of Dorothy Hyde, we will work tirelessly to secure the compensation you need for all of your expenses related to the incident. This can include:
- Covering your medical expense
- Recovering lost wages if you are unable to work
- Loss of enjoyment of life damages
- And more