Car accidents involving pedestrians almost always result in catastrophic injuries to the pedestrian. Even low-speed collisions have the potential to cause life altering or even fatal injuries to the pedestrian due to the lack of protection against such a heavy moving vehicle.
As with any car accident, it is important that the driver remain at the scene until police arrive. If the pedestrian appears to be seriously injured, you should call for medical help immediately.
The best way to avoid a pedestrian accident is for both drivers and pedestrians to pay attention to their surroundings and obey all traffic laws. Unfortunately, there are many ways in which an error by the driver or pedestrian can lead to a catastrophic accident.
Common pedestrian errors which cause pedestrian/vehicle accidents include:
- Darting out into traffic (particularly common among children)
- Walking on limited access roadways
- Failure to obey traffic signals
Car accidents with pedestrians are also commonly caused by negligent drivers. Common driver errors which contribute to these accidents include:
- Disregarding traffic lights and police officers directing traffic
- Passing a stopped school bus
- Ignoring crosswalk signals
- Disregarding pedestrians already in the crosswalk
- Drunk driving
Due to the severity of the injuries caused by these car accidents, it is crucial that you seek experienced legal representation after a pedestrian/vehicle accident. The Dallas pedestrian accident lawyers at Polewski & Associates have helped many pedestrians recover the compensation they deserve following these devastating incidents. We will fight aggressively to ensure your rights are protected every step of the way.
Please contact Polewski & Associates today to schedule your free initial consultation. We serve clients in Dallas and throughout North Texas.