Causes of Pedestrian Accidents
Pedestrians have similar rights on roadways as drivers, except they are on foot rather than operating a motor vehicle. Unfortunately, many pedestrian accidents happen in San Antonio because drivers do not respect the presence of pedestrians. These accidents can cause severe physical injuries and huge medical costs for the pedestrian, but there are options for legal recourse. The attorneys at the Chris Mayo Law Firm fight on behalf of pedestrians for financial compensation from the drivers responsible for their suffering.
Many pedestrian accidents occur because of irresponsible drivers on the road. In many cases, drivers fail to see pedestrians or do not give them adequate right of way. For instance, some of the common causes of pedestrian accidents involve drivers that:
- Speed, particularly near schools or residential areas
- Run red lights or stop signs
- Talk on cell phones / drive distractedly
- Drive while intoxicated
- Fail to yield right of way
All of these actions put innocent pedestrians at risk of an accident, wherein they may sustain debilitating and life-changing injuries. Victims might benefit from speaking with an experienced personal injury attorney in San Antonio.
Contact a Personal Injury Attorney in San Antonio
If you or a loved one has suffered injury as a pedestrian because a driver acted recklessly or negligently, then you may be due financial compensation for your injuries and costs. The personal injury attorneys with the Chris Mayo Law Firm can evaluate your case and options for pursuing restitution. Call our offices in San Antonio today at (210) 999-9999 to set up a consultation with one of our representatives.