Category: Pedestrian Accidents

Texting While Driving in Texas

Over the past two decades, emergency room visits due to smartphone-related injuries have risen dramatically, according to a study cited by CNN. The vast majority of victims were individuals in their teens and 20s. Distracted driving, walking, and texting accidents were the primary causes of these injury accidents. The Dallas injury…

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The Dallas, Fort Worth, and Houston serving law firm, Tate Law Offices, P.C., is proud to be able to share regarding the rising problem of pedestrian accidents. Increased Pedestrian Accidents in Texas Since the year 2010, pedestrian-traffic fatalities have more than doubled. In the year 2018, 643 out of the…

Rise In Pedestrian Fatalaties and Accidents

Distracted walking has become a significant public safety concern in recent years. The problem has become so noticeable that the National Safety Council recently added distracted walking to its injury categories. While the law recognizes that pedestrians have the right of way, it is still up to them to do…

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Last year, 6,227 pedestrians died in traffic accidents in the U.S. – the highest number in nearly three decades, according to a recent report from the Governors Highway Safety Association (GHSA). The figure represents a 4% increase over 2017, and the most annual pedestrian fatalities since 1990. Pedestrian fatalities accounted for 16%…

Who is at Fault in a Jaywalking Accident

Countless individuals across Texas have jaywalked at some point in their lives in an attempt to streamline their walk to their destination. Often times, the simple, and often perceived innocent, act of jaywalking is relatively harmless, shaving a little time off the pedestrian’s commute. Sadly, however, jaywalking doesn’t always end…

Who is at Fault in a Jaywalking Accident

Walking the roads in Texas may help preserve the environment and burn a few calories, but it certainly doesn’t come without danger. A factbook published by the Governors Highway Safety Association claims that in 2009 alone there were over 300 pedestrian accidents within the state, placing Texas at third in…