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Reducing the number auto accidents involving pedestrians

When a moving vehicle hits a person who is walking or running, the results are usually catastrophic. A person is largely unprotected against the impact of a large, heavy vehicle, and auto accidents involving pedestrians can result in serious injuries or even death. In order to reduce the number of these types of incidents, it can be helpful for both people outside of vehicles and behind the wheel to learn how to stay safe.

Bad habits are some of the leading reasons for pedestrian accidents. Drivers are more distracted than ever, and as a result, many are not as aware of people who may be walking around their vehicles. Speeding, reckless driving and disregard for crosswalks and stop signs can cause great harm for pedestrians. Regardless of why an accident happens, Texas drivers are responsible for the choices they make while behind the wheel.

Pedestrians can also decrease their chances that they will be involved in an accident. People sometimes walk while looking at their phones, or they may cross the street at the wrong place. People can make it much less likely they will be involved in a crash if they are vigilant, cautious and attentive while walking near moving vehicles.

Auto accidents involving pedestrians can happen in parking lots, along residential streets, on busy intersections in the city and many other places. Victims of these types of accidents may be able to seek compensation for their pain and suffering through a personal injury claim. It's often difficult to determine liability in these types of cases, which is why it is helpful to seek the guidance of an experienced Texas legal advocate to learn more about available options. 

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