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Car accidents present a danger to pedestrians


Our readers who are familiar with previous posts here are well aware of the dangers that Houston residents face whenever they get behind the wheel of a vehicle. Drunk driving, distracted driving and negligent commercial vehicle drivers are all a major concern for motorists. But, motorists in Texas aren't the only ones who need to be concerned about these dangers -- pedestrians are frequently in danger as well.

In fact, statistics show that in one year alone -- 2015 -- over 5,300 pedestrians nationwide were killed in collisions with motor vehicles. Over 800 bicyclists were killed in similar types of collisions that year as well. All told, the deaths of pedestrians and bicyclists accounted for a whopping 17.7 percent of traffic-related fatalities in the United States that year. The data also indicates that these incidents are on the rise.

While motorists and their passengers will likely face significant medical costs and other expenses if they are injured in a car accident, pedestrians will probably just count themselves lucky to survive such an encounter with a vehicle. Pedestrians and bicyclists have next to no protection if they are struck by a motor vehicle. Serious injuries and even death are probable outcomes in such a collision.

Pedestrians and bicyclists in Texas need to know that they may be able to pursue compensation if they are struck by a motor vehicle that was being driven by a negligent operator. Car accidents between two vehicles can veer off the road as well, dealing quite a bit of damage to passers-by. Houston residents who have been injured in a car accident may need to get more information about their legal rights to pursue compensation in a personal injury lawsuit.

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