Houston Pedestrian Accident Lawyer
Sprawling cities like Houston are not the ideal environment for pedestrians. But the advantages of walking are obvious to many, including increased fitness and reduced transportation costs. Sometimes, dashing to a store or bank on foot simply makes more sense than getting in your car and driving there. Unfortunately, pedestrians face an array of challenges in Houston as they try to reach their destination in one piece. Negligent drivers and poorly designed roads can lead to dangerous collisions and sometimes permanent injuries.
If you were hurt in an accident, please contact Henrietta Ezeoke Law Firm to schedule a consultation. Our firm can analyze what caused your accident and immediately take steps to seek compensation. If you schedule a consultation with our Houston pedestrian accident lawyer, we can provide an overview of the legal claims process in a confidential setting.
Why Pedestrians Suffer Terrible Injuries in Accidents
It should be no surprise that in a collision with a motor vehicle, a pedestrian will suffer the brunt of the injuries. A motorist could walk away completely unhurt, but pedestrians can suffer life-threatening injuries even at only moderate speeds.
According to the Federal Highway Administration, 95% of pedestrians will survive a collision with a car traveling 20 miles per hour. But when the vehicle speed increases to 30 miles per hour, about 45% of pedestrians will die in the crash—and others will suffer horrifying injuries:
- Brain hemorrhage
- Cervical fracture
- Road rash
- Compressed nerves
- Knee injuries
- Herniated disc
- Spinal column injuries
Any motorist who strikes a pedestrian should immediately stop their vehicle and render assistance. Sadly, many Houston drivers flee the scene, and injured victims struggle to get anyone to help them flag down an ambulance.
Pedestrians incur massive medical expenses to treat their injuries. They might need surgery, rehabilitation, supportive care, or even time in a skilled nursing facility. Other pedestrians might be able to recuperate at home, but they will miss considerable time at work, costing them income at a time when they need it most.
Pedestrians suffer intense pain and suffering, mental anguish, and loss of enjoyment of life. Some injuries leave permanent scars or disfigurement, like nerve damage. Injured pedestrians should quickly reach out to a seasoned legal advocate for assistance in making a personal injury claim. Helpfully, a motorist’s liability insurance should cover an accident when a driver is at fault. If the motorist was speeding, intoxicated, or fatigued, then they are liable. They are also liable if they failed to use their mirrors or ran a red light. Any error or carelessness from a driver will make them liable for your injuries.
Reach Out to Henrietta Ezeoke Law for Assistance
Our law firm has decades of experience suing motorists and other parties when they hurt pedestrians. We are eager to explain the legal process to you and hear your story about how you were injured. It is possible to seek compensation, but you will benefit from hiring a seasoned Houston pedestrian accident lawyer to represent your interests.