Were You Injured While Walking?
Drivers are legally required to give the right of way to pedestrians, but far too often they choose to act recklessly or fail to identify the people in their path. Whether these pedestrians are walking on the sidewalk, across a crosswalk or in some other seemingly protected area, they deserve to feel safe from a potential crash. When a driver forcibly takes this safety away from them, then they deserve the chance to file a lawsuit to recover compensation to cover any medical bills or damages incurred from the accident.
Call our firm at (866) 977-6671 to speak with one of our knowledgeable attorneys at Fleming, Nolen & Jez today.
Pedestrians don’t have the same level of protection people in motor vehicles enjoy, placing them at far greater danger during an accident. If you were seriously injured, our Houston personal injury attorneys at Fleming, Nolen & Jez are ready to help you fight for and secure the compensation you need. Since we first opened our doors over 35 years ago, we have successfully secured more than $4 billion in verdicts and settlements, and are committed to providing each new client we accept with the same level of passionate legal representation that has earned us national recognition. Contact us today to begin planning out the steps you need to take.
How Much Danger Are Pedestrians In?
According to a report put together by the non-profit group the National Complete Streets Coalition at Smart Growth America, Texas is the 10th most dangerous state in the country for pedestrians, and Houston, TX is the seventh most dangerous metropolitan area for pedestrians in the nation. Researchers created what they call the Pedestrian Danger Index (PDI) to measure the risk of commuting on foot in each city and state, and set the national average at 52.2. The Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown area scored a 119.64 on the PDI scale, with over 1,000 deaths in the 10-year stretch researchers studied and countless more injured.
Contact Our Lawyers Today To Discuss Your Case
If you were seriously injured in a pedestrian accident, hiring the right law firm to handle your case is an important step to take in order to secure the compensation you need. At Fleming, Nolen & Jez, our Houston personal injury lawyers have dedicated their careers to providing injured victims with the experienced and dedicated representation they require in their time of need, and will continue to fight for our clients for as long as our services are needed. Send us your information through our online form to start out with a free case consultation, or call us at (866) 977-6671 to speak with a member of our firm today.