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Data Shows 40-Year-High in Auto-Pedestrian Deaths in the U.S.

At the Hollingsworth Law Firm, our Houston pedestrian accident attorneys understand the catastrophic injuries that occur when a vehicle collides with a person on foot. The individual’s lack of protection from a two-ton car often leads to instant fatalities or deaths during the pedestrian’s hospital stay, leaving families reeling from the crash.

According to new data released by the nonprofit Governors Highway Safety Association (GHSA), the number of pedestrian deaths reported annually in the United States reached a 40-year high last year.

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At least 7,508 people have been struck and killed by vehicles while walking the nation’s streets in 2022 alone — the most pedestrian deaths since 1981. Alarmingly, since 2010, pedestrian deaths have increased by 77%, compared to a 25% increase for all other traffic-related deaths, according to the report.

If you or someone you love were injured or lost their life in a pedestrian accident anywhere in Texas, contact our Harris County personal injury lawyers today to discuss your case. We want to help ensure your story is told, so we can help you pursue a positive outcome and bring awareness to these catastrophic and deadly crashes.

How Many Pedestrians Were Killed in Texas Vehicle Collisions Last Year?

According to the Texas Department of Transportation’s Pedestrian Safety Campaign, pedestrian deaths continue to rise in Texas and now account for one in five traffic fatalities. Last year there were 843 pedestrian deaths recorded throughout Texas, a 15% increase in pedestrian fatalities over the previous year. Another 1,467 people were seriously injured.

The top factors contributing to traffic crashes in Texas involving pedestrians are:

  • Pedestrians fail to yield the right-of-way to vehicles.
  • Drivers fail to yield the right-of-way to pedestrians.
  • Driver inattention.
  • Speeding.

We are all responsible for following the rules of the road, including obeying all traffic and crosswalk signals and bringing the number of pedestrian fatalities to zero. We have a long way to go based on last year’s tragic statistics.

Contact Our Pedestrian Accident Attorneys in Houston, Texas, for Help Today

If your life has been negatively impacted during a pedestrian accident caused by a negligent driver in Texas, contact our experienced personal injury attorneys in Houston for help by calling (713)-637-4560 or contact us online for a free case evaluation. We will thoroughly explain your legal rights and options to hold the negligent driver accountable for your complete financial recovery so that you can get your life back on track.

Our skilled bilingual personal injury lawyers and support staff represent clients throughout Texas on a contingency basis, so you never pay any legal fees unless we win your case.

If you are ready to fight for the compensation you deserve, so are we. Let us take the lead.

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