Posted On February 22, 2017 In Local Car Accidents
Pedestrian and bicycle accidents involving vehicles are a regular occurrence here in Texas and throughout the nation. Statistics collected by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration show 4,884 pedestrians died in incidents involving vehicles during 2014. Another 65,000 suffered injuries.
Even when pedestrians and cyclists take precautionary measures, such as utilizing reflective tape, limiting headphone usage, obeying traffic signals, paying attention to vehicles or avoiding distractions, they can still be hit. This is not their fault. Motorists are often distracted by text messaging, changing the radio, or perhaps they are driving recklessly or negligently in other ways. In addition, motorists may not practice extra caution in areas with heavy foot or cycling traffic.
There are steps motorists can take to reduce their chances of hitting cyclists and pedestrians.
Our law firm has experience helping cyclists and pedestrians hit by inattentive and negligent drivers. Pedestrians and cyclists injured by these motorists may suffer catastrophic injuries that require lengthy hospital stays and extensive rehabilitation. Medical bills and lost income can accumulate into the hundreds of thousands or millions of dollars.
An attorney can file a personal injury lawsuit against the responsible motorist or other parties on your behalf. Damages recovered from a personal injury lawsuit can help pay for medical bills, lost income and other expenses. Our attorneys can use mobile phone records, internet browsing history, witness statements, camera footage and accident reconstruction specialists to help your case succeed.
The Texas personal injury attorneys at Mike Love & Associates, LLC can help people harmed by negligent motorists.