Were You Hit By A Car?
Car crashes claim tens of thousands of lives every single year, and while anyone involved in one of these accidents is at risk of serious injury or death, pedestrians are the most vulnerable. Without the same types of protection passengers and drivers enjoy, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) reported that an estimated 5,376 pedestrians died in car crashes in 2015 alone, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reported that another 129,000 or so received emergency care for the injuries sustained in the crash.
Call us at (713) 621-7944 to discuss your case with a member of our firm today.
If you were seriously injured by an oncoming vehicle while using a crosswalk, you deserve the chance to take your case to court and fight for your rights. With more than 170 years of collective experience, our Houston pedestrian accident lawyers at Fleming, Nolen & Jez understand just what it takes to fight for and secure the maximum compensation possible for our clients. Contact us today to discuss your situation and learn what we can do to help you in your time of need.
Texas Crosswalk Law
Texas Transportation Code Chapter 552.003 outlines the legal protections a pedestrian using a crosswalk enjoys. Drivers must yield to pedestrians when:
- There is no traffic signal, and the pedestrian is on the same half of the road as the oncoming vehicle, or is close enough to that half to be in danger if the car continued along its current path.
In addition, oncoming vehicles may not drive around a vehicle stopped at a crosswalk ahead of them.
Work With A Law Firm You Can Count On
At Fleming, Nolen & Jez, our Houston pedestrian accident attorneys have helped thousands of injured victims fight for the legal outcome they deserve since we first opened our doors more than 35 years ago. If you were seriously injured by an oncoming vehicle, give us a call at (713) 621-7944 to discuss your situation with a member of our firm over the phone, or send us the details of your case through our online form and schedule a free consultation today.