Pedestrian Accidents Attorneys
Sometimes walking to a destination is a better option, both for saving money and as a more environmentally friendly method of traveling. Unfortunately, many drivers all too often disregard the safety of pedestrians, making this a dangerous option in many circumstances. In 2009, nearly 65,000 pedestrians were killed or injured as a result of pedestrian accidents, according to the Pedestrian and Bicycle Information Center. Such accidents can leave not only the pedestrian suffering from serious and devastating injuries, but can also force an unsuspecting family to endure the loss of a loved one.
At Patino Law Firm, we believe that far too many pedestrians are struck in McAllen and San Antonio due to the actions of reckless motorists. No one should be forced to face the repercussions of such an accident on their own, and fortunately, many victims do not have to when filing a legal claim against the irresponsible driver who struck them or their loved one.
Causes of Pedestrian Accidents
Pedestrian accidents are often the result of driver negligence, aggression, or recklessness, and could be avoided if drivers were more attentive to the rights of pedestrians. Many of these accidents are caused by drivers:
- Running red lights or stop signs
- Failing to yield at crosswalks
- Speeding through school zones or parking lots
- Speeding through residential areas
- Drinking and driving
- Driving while distracted
The physical and financial consequences of pedestrian accidents can be severe. Ranging from long-term disabilities to serious emotional trauma to medical bills that a victim and/or their family can’t pay, the repercussions of a pedestrian accident often take a devastating toll on a family.
Call a Pedestrian Accidents Attorney in McAllen and San Antonio Today
With the help of a lawyer from Patino Law Firm, you might be able to get much-needed financial compensation after suffering through a pedestrian accident caused by another party. Contact us today to further discuss your situation with us and find out how we may be able to fight for you.