When you are out and about on foot, the last thing you should need to worry about is being struck by a negligent or careless driver. Whether you are simply catching some fresh air or our exercising, we know you take steps to be safe, but you cannot control the actions of other drivers.
At the Law Office of Dorothy Hyde, we want to help when you need a Dallas pedestrian accident attorney. Let us get to work on securing the compensation you deserve.
These Incidents Are Common
We have learned that a recent incident in nearby Garland took the life of a pedestrian. The local police say that a hit-and-run driver struck a pedestrian, Sarabjot Singh Sureka. They say that they believe the 22-year-old victim was crossing the street when he was struck.
The driver that struck him did not stop and fled the scene.
This type of incident is something that we are all too familiar with in and around Dallas. We know that pedestrian crashes happen at high rates in the city, especially during high-traffic times of the day. In many cases, like the one above, the drivers flee the scene and are never brought to justice.
We know that these incidents often occur in areas where pedestrians have the right-of-way and are due to driver negligence. This can include drivers operating:
- While impaired by drugs or alcohol
- While distracted by their phones, other devices, or other people in their vehicles
- While speeding or driving recklessly
For the latest reporting year in Texas, we know that there were a total of 5,767 pedestrian crashes. Out of those crashes, there were:
- 614 fatalities
- Over 5,000 injuries
Nearly every pedestrian crash results in an injury or fatality. Pedestrians have no protection from the force of a vehicle and it is not uncommon for us to see the following injuries in the aftermath of these crashes:
- Traumatic brain injuries/head injuries
- Spinal cord injuries/paralysis
- Internal organ damage/internal bleeding
- Broken or dislocated bones
- Severe lacerations or amputations
Victims of pedestrian crashes often face long roads to recovery as well as tremendous medical bills. Why should a pedestrian crash victim and their families have to suffer financially if another person is at fault for their injuries?
What Happens Next?
If you or a loved one have been injured in a pedestrian crash in or around Dallas, you need to seek legal assistance from the person who will stop at nothing to get the compensation you deserve. At the Law Office of Dorothy Hyde, we do not believe the victims of negligent or careless acts should be on the line for what happened. Let us get to work on securing compensation for the following:
- Your medical expenses related to the incident
- Lost wages and benefits if you cannot work
- Pain and suffering damages
- Loss of enjoyment of life damages
- Punitive damages against those responsible