The Alarming Rise of Texas Pedestrian Accidents

Pedestrian injured after being hit by a vehicle

The safety of pedestrians in Texas is under threat like never before. Recent data from the Texas Department of Transportation paints a grim picture - pedestrian deaths continue to rise in Texas, now accounting for one in five traffic fatalities.

In 2021, there were 5,370 crashes involving pedestrians in our state. These accidents resulted in 843 deaths, marking a 15% increase in pedestrian fatalities over the previous year. Furthermore, another 1,467 people were seriously injured. This distressing trend should not be ignored.

Understanding the Factors Contributing to this Trend

To reverse this alarming trend, we must first understand the major factors contributing to these accidents. According to the Texas Department of Transportation, the top factors contributing to traffic crashes in Texas involving pedestrians are:

  1. Pedestrians not giving way to vehicles as required.
  2. Drivers not giving pedestrians the right-of-way.
  3. Driver inattention.
  4. Speeding.

Each of these factors points to a lack of awareness and respect for the rules of the road. Pedestrians and drivers must understand and adhere to the laws that keep us safe.

The Role of Williams Attorneys

At Williams Attorneys, we are deeply concerned about this rising trend of pedestrian accidents. Our mission goes beyond representing clients in the courtroom. We seek justice for those wronged and work towards creating safer communities.

If you or your loved one has been a pedestrian accident victim, it's important to understand your rights. You may be entitled to compensation for medical expenses, loss of income, and other damages. No one should bear the burden of an accident caused by someone else's negligence.

Our team of experienced attorneys is ready to help. We will guide you through the legal process, ensuring your rights are protected every step of the way. We are dedicated to bringing irresponsible drivers to justice and assisting victims in obtaining the rightful compensation they are due.

Williams Attorneys are here to provide the legal support and guidance you need. Together, we can fight for justice and work towards a safer Texas. Contact us online or by phone so we can review your case. (361) 866-5535

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