When Will The Scooter Madness End?
When Cody Daniels walked out of a parking garage in Dallas, we know that he was not expecting to get mowed down by a person traveling full-speed on an electric scooter. The 32-year-old has scraped on his knee and face and also suffered a deep gash above his eye that needed seven stitches to close.
In Dallas, and in most other major cities across the United States, people are facing a crisis of sorts when it comes to how to handle the scooter problem. Not only are people getting injured due to being struck by reckless scooter riders, but they are also tripping over scooters that are left carelessly on the sidewalks.
Daniels said he had to pay for the expenses out-of-pocket. He had no way to track down the scooter rider who had fled the scene.
At the Law Office of Dorothy Hyde, we know that scooters present one of many dangers pedestrians face in and around the city. If you get hurt and need a pedestrian accident attorney in Dallas, call us today.
The Reality Of These Accidents
If you have been involved in a pedestrian accident, then you know why they can be so devastating. Whether it is a vehicle, a bicycle, a scooter, or some other object, our bodies are not made to be impacted at high speeds. When it happens, we usually suffer from two impacts – one with whatever is hitting us and one with the ground. The injuries can be devastating:
- Lacerations, amputations, and crush injuries
- Broken and dislocated bones
- Spinal cord injuries
- Traumatic brain injuries
- Internal bleeding or organ damage
The latest reporting year for Texas shows us that there was a total of 5,767 pedestrian crashes. Out of those, there were:
- 604 fatalities
- over 3,000 injuries.
How They Happen
These accidents can become costly when it comes to medical expenses, which is why it is so important to pursue the person who causes them. All too often, we see pedestrian accidents that occur that were completely preventable – if only a person was not acting recklessly.
- Drunk and distracted drivers are especially dangerous to everyone in or around the roadway, particularly pedestrians. They rarely slow down before an impact, causing severe injuries.
- Speeding and aggressive drivers are also a major problem for pedestrians. This type of behavior is a choice and these drivers should be held accountable.
If You Get Injured
It may be tempting to jump at the first offer that an insurance company makes in the aftermath of a pedestrian accident. We understand the desire to put all of this behind you, but you may be entitled to more compensation, especially if someone else was to blame for the accident.
At The Law Office of Dorothy Hyde, you can count on us to fully investigate your case so we can get the maximum compensation for your injury-related expenses. 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.