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Houston Motor Vehicle and Auto-Pedestrian Accident Lawyers at Kherkher Garcia

OUR PERSONAL INJURY ATTORNEYS REPRESENT VICTIMS OF CATASTROPHIC AND SERIOUS PERSONAL INJURY

Each day, motorists and their passengers take to Houston roads to go to work, school, go shopping, visit friends, or take in a show. There is no shortage of activity going on in the city or throughout Harris County. There is also no shortage of traffic jams, road construction, and other motorists short on patience.

In 2018, the Texas Department of Transportation estimated that there were 64,126 car accidents in the city of Houston alone. It can be dangerous heading out of the house and onto the open roads and in a city the size of Houston. It can be dangerous just walking across the street.

If you’ve been injured in a car or pedestrian accident in the Houston area, the highly respected and experienced personal injury attorneys at Kherkher Garcia stand ready to aggressively seek justice on your behalf from the at-fault party or parties. Call us at 713-333-1030 or reach out to us online to schedule a free consultation to discuss your legal rights and options. In the meantime, check out our results page for the firm’s track record of success.

Car Crashes and Pedestrian-Auto Crashes in Houston

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s Fatality Analysis Reporting System, there were over 3,700 fatal car accidents in Texas in 2017. In Harris County, almost 24 percent of people killed in motor vehicle crashes were pedestrians.
Car accidents can have devastating, lifelong effects on both drivers and passengers, but the consequences often become even more dire when an unprotected pedestrian gets injured by an oncoming car, truck, or bus.

Dangers of Car Accidents

The dangers of car accidents are numerous. The sudden impact of a car into another vehicle can cause major damage to the vehicles and especially the occupants. Fire, explosions, serious injury such as broken bones or head trauma, and even death are all possible outcomes of a car accident.
The danger to pedestrians is even greater. Pedestrians lack the protection of seat belts or airbags when a car slams into a pedestrian; it is a scenario where fast-moving metal slams into a vulnerable body. Depending on the speed of the car and where the car hits the victim, injuries can be catastrophic, and even fatal.

Common Injuries Suffered by Drivers/Occupants in Car Accidents

Depending on the type of crash and whether you were the driver, passenger, or a pedestrian hit by a driver, there are various injuries that victims may suffer. Some of the most common injuries that can result from a collision include:

  • Neck and spine injuries
  • Head injuries and concussions
  • Broken bones
  • Burns and road rash
  • Soft tissue damage, i.e., torn ligaments or muscles
  • Internal injuries or bleeding

It is important to note that physical injuries may not be the only injuries a victim sustains after a life-altering accident. Depending on the severity of a victim’s injuries and the length of their recovery, there may also be hidden mental scars.

After a severe injury that significantly changes a victim’s quality of life, they may experience stress, anxiety, and depression. If you are suffering psychological or emotional harm, don’t ignore signs of depression or other challenges. Be open with your doctor if you are feeling a change for the worse in mood.

Pedestrian Accidents: Pedestrians Rights and Duty of Motorists

It may have been a while since many of us took driver’s education in school, so here are a few reminders about roadway safety and who has the right of way.

  • Pedestrian right of way – A pedestrians has the right of way at marked or controlled crosswalks as long as the pedestrian is following all posted traffic signs and traffic signals. Most states also require cars to yield to pedestrians even in uncontrolled crosswalks or crosswalks that do not have traffic signals.
  • Vehicle right of way -- In the majority of U.S. states, pedestrians are required to yield to cars when they are traveling outside of a marked crosswalk. Drivers still need to exercise caution, slow down, and alert pedestrians to their presence.
  • Texas pedestrian law -- Texas law requires all drivers to yield the right of way to pedestrians in marked crosswalks, both controlled and uncontrolled. Drivers are also required to yield the right of way to pedestrians when they are close enough to the halfway point to be in danger from a passing car. They also must exercise due care to avoid hitting any pedestrian on a roadway.

Pedestrians may not enter a crosswalk when a car is so close that it would not be possible to stop to avoid the pedestrian. Pedestrians who are crossing roads anywhere other than at a marked or unmarked crosswalk are required to yield to passing vehicles.

What Compensation Is Available

Compensation may be available for victims who have been involved in a car accident or for pedestrians who have been hit by a vehicle. Damages can include medical bills, lost wages, reimbursement for property damage, and for pain and suffering.

An experienced personal injury lawyer can seek compensation through out-of-court negotiations with the responsible party or that party’s insurance company or after filing a lawsuit in court. It is important to retain a skilled personal injury immediately following a motor vehicle or auto-pedestrian accident before evidence begins to disappear.

Motor Vehicle and Auto-Pedestrian Accident Frequently Asked Questions

Our clients who suffered harm in auto-related accidents often have many questions in connection with pursuing a claim. Here are some of them. To discuss the specifics of your particular claim in detail, call us today at 713-333-1030.

Who is most at risk when it comes to pedestrian accidents?

On a national level, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration finds that the most at-risk groups of pedestrians are children 14 and younger and senior citizens 65 and older. Drivers must pay close attention to school zones, neighborhoods with children at play, and areas with parks and recreational activities.

What is more common, single-vehicle/pedestrian crashes or multi-vehicle/pedestrian crashes?

About 90 percent of pedestrians killed in car accidents were involved in single-vehicle crashes. Most pedestrians killed were hit by the front wheels of the car.

Where is the number of pedestrian fatalities the highest?

Again, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration 2016 statistics, California was ranked number highest in pedestrian fatalities on the road. Texas was ranked number two.

Why Choose Kherkher Garcia?

If you or someone you love has been the victim of a motor vehicle-related accident, you have the right to seek fair compensation and a measure of justice for what you’ve been through. Injuries from these types of accidents could affect you and your loved ones for the rest of your life. At Kherkher Garcia, our nationally recognized team of experienced trial attorneys have for decades fought for victims of accidents just like you. We understand the lasting impact an injury accident can have on your life, and we’ll work to make sure that you don’t suffer financially as you work to rebuild and move on from the crash.

Our team will take the time to get to know you and the circumstances of your accident so that we can seek the full range of compensation that you need and deserve. Call us today at (713) 333-1030. At Kherkher Garcia, clients are our number-one priority. There are no legal fees unless we win, and we are committed to getting results for you.

Houston Motor Vehicle and Auto-Pedestrian Accident Lawyers at Kherkher Garcia

OUR PERSONAL INJURY ATTORNEYS REPRESENT VICTIMS OF CATASTROPHIC AND SERIOUS PERSONAL INJURY
Each day, motorists and their passengers take to Houston roads to go to work, school, go shopping, visit friends, or take in a show. There is no shortage of activity going on in the city or throughout Harris County. There is also no shortage of traffic jams, road construction, and other motorists short on patience.

In 2018, the Texas Department of Transportation estimated that there were 64,126 car accidents in the city of Houston alone. It can be dangerous heading out of the house and onto the open roads and in a city the size of Houston. It can be dangerous just walking across the street.

If you’ve been injured in a car or pedestrian accident in the Houston area, the highly respected and experienced personal injury attorneys at Kherkher Garcia stand ready to aggressively seek justice on your behalf from the at-fault party or parties. Call us at 713-333-1030 or reach out to us online to schedule a free consultation to discuss your legal rights and options. In the meantime, check out our results page for the firm’s track record of success.

Car Crashes and Pedestrian-Auto Crashes in Houston

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s Fatality Analysis Reporting System, there were over 3,700 fatal car accidents in Texas in 2017. In Harris County, almost 24 percent of people killed in motor vehicle crashes were pedestrians.
Car accidents can have devastating, lifelong effects on both drivers and passengers, but the consequences often become even more dire when an unprotected pedestrian gets injured by an oncoming car, truck, or bus.

Dangers of Car Accidents

The dangers of car accidents are numerous. The sudden impact of a car into another vehicle can cause major damage to the vehicles and especially the occupants. Fire, explosions, serious injury such as broken bones or head trauma, and even death are all possible outcomes of a car accident.
The danger to pedestrians is even greater. Pedestrians lack the protection of seat belts or airbags when a car slams into a pedestrian; it is a scenario where fast-moving metal slams into a vulnerable body. Depending on the speed of the car and where the car hits the victim, injuries can be catastrophic, and even fatal.

Common Injuries Suffered by Drivers/Occupants in Car Accidents

Depending on the type of crash and whether you were the driver, passenger, or a pedestrian hit by a driver, there are various injuries that victims may suffer. Some of the most common injuries that can result from a collision include:

  • Neck and spine injuries
  • Head injuries and concussions
  • Broken bones
  • Burns and road rash
  • Soft tissue damage, i.e., torn ligaments or muscles
  • Internal injuries or bleeding

It is important to note that physical injuries may not be the only injuries a victim sustains after a life-altering accident. Depending on the severity of a victim’s injuries and the length of their recovery, there may also be hidden mental scars.

After a severe injury that significantly changes a victim’s quality of life, they may experience stress, anxiety, and depression. If you are suffering psychological or emotional harm, don’t ignore signs of depression or other challenges. Be open with your doctor if you are feeling a change for the worse in mood.

Pedestrian Accidents: Pedestrians Rights and Duty of Motorists

It may have been a while since many of us took driver’s education in school, so here are a few reminders about roadway safety and who has the right of way.

  • Pedestrian right of way – A pedestrians has the right of way at marked or controlled crosswalks as long as the pedestrian is following all posted traffic signs and traffic signals. Most states also require cars to yield to pedestrians even in uncontrolled crosswalks or crosswalks that do not have traffic signals.
  • Vehicle right of way -- In the majority of U.S. states, pedestrians are required to yield to cars when they are traveling outside of a marked crosswalk. Drivers still need to exercise caution, slow down, and alert pedestrians to their presence.
  • Texas pedestrian law -- Texas law requires all drivers to yield the right of way to pedestrians in marked crosswalks, both controlled and uncontrolled. Drivers are also required to yield the right of way to pedestrians when they are close enough to the halfway point to be in danger from a passing car. They also must exercise due care to avoid hitting any pedestrian on a roadway.

Pedestrians may not enter a crosswalk when a car is so close that it would not be possible to stop to avoid the pedestrian. Pedestrians who are crossing roads anywhere other than at a marked or unmarked crosswalk are required to yield to passing vehicles.

What Compensation Is Available

Compensation may be available for victims who have been involved in a car accident or for pedestrians who have been hit by a vehicle. Damages can include medical bills, lost wages, reimbursement for property damage, and for pain and suffering.

An experienced personal injury lawyer can seek compensation through out-of-court negotiations with the responsible party or that party’s insurance company or after filing a lawsuit in court. It is important to retain a skilled personal injury immediately following a motor vehicle or auto-pedestrian accident before evidence begins to disappear.

Motor Vehicle and Auto-Pedestrian Accident Frequently Asked Questions

Our clients who suffered harm in auto-related accidents often have many questions in connection with pursuing a claim. Here are some of them. To discuss the specifics of your particular claim in detail, call us today at 713-333-1030.

Who is most at risk when it comes to pedestrian accidents?

On a national level, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration finds that the most at-risk groups of pedestrians are children 14 and younger and senior citizens 65 and older. Drivers must pay close attention to school zones, neighborhoods with children at play, and areas with parks and recreational activities.

What is more common, single-vehicle/pedestrian crashes or multi-vehicle/pedestrian crashes?

About 90 percent of pedestrians killed in car accidents were involved in single-vehicle crashes. Most pedestrians killed were hit by the front wheels of the car.

Where is the number of pedestrian fatalities the highest?

Again, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration 2016 statistics, California was ranked number highest in pedestrian fatalities on the road. Texas was ranked number two.

Why Choose Kherkher Garcia?

If you or someone you love has been the victim of a motor vehicle-related accident, you have the right to seek fair compensation and a measure of justice for what you’ve been through. Injuries from these types of accidents could affect you and your loved ones for the rest of your life. At Kherkher Garcia, our nationally recognized team of experienced trial attorneys have for decades fought for victims of accidents just like you. We understand the lasting impact an injury accident can have on your life, and we’ll work to make sure that you don’t suffer financially as you work to rebuild and move on from the crash.

Our team will take the time to get to know you and the circumstances of your accident so that we can seek the full range of compensation that you need and deserve. Call us today at (713) 333-1030. At Kherkher Garcia, clients are our number-one priority. There are no legal fees unless we win, and we are committed to getting results for you.

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