Category: Pedestrian Injury

Pedestrian and cyclist safety

Houston is one of the deadliest big cities for pedestrians and bicyclists. Each year, more than 100 walkers and cyclists are killed and hundreds more are seriously injured in accidents with motor vehicles. Fortunately, some positive steps are being taken to try to reduce the number of crashes involving pedestrians and cyclists. Study of Dangerous […]

Front of car impacted by accident

When a driver hits another car, a pedestrian, or cyclist, we can be too quick to habitually blame the victim for the accident instead of the driver who is responsible. This unfair victim accusation is based in part on human psychology, with negligent (or careless) drivers (and their insurers) all too willing to perpetuate this […]

Texas Pedestrian Injury Attorney

With more people and vehicles in Houston, it’s little surprise that our community is one of the most dangerous places to be a pedestrian. In 2014, the latest year for which numbers were available, almost 4,900 people nationwide were killed by cars while they were walking, an average of 13 each day. That same survey […]

Making Houston Safer for Pedestrians

Pedestrian deaths and injuries from car accidents continue to increase in cities throughout the country, according to the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration (NHTSA). Police data confirms that Houston is no exception. As is typical in many cities, infrastructure and streets were built to prioritize cars, not walkers, bicyclists, and others. In some neighborhoods, wide […]

Pedestrian Deaths up Nearly 50% - Are SUVs to Blame?

New research was recently revealed that clearly suggests pedestrians are in greater danger now than they were a few short years ago. The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety’s (IIHS) study has determined that the number of pedestrian deaths has soared to a 28-year high. Across the country, almost 6,000 pedestrians were killed in 2016. That’s […]

Self-Driving Car Service Revving up in Texas

Drivers in the northern Dallas suburb of Frisco were surprised in early May to see an orange and blue car with the words “Self-Driving Vehicle” prominently displayed on it as it navigated the streets of this rapidly growing and hyper-affluent community. It easily slipped in and out of four lanes of busy traffic and around […]

It's Distracted Driving Awareness Month - Here's How You Can Observe It

Distracted driving is a public health issue that affects us all. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the latest statistics show that each day about 9 Americans are killed and more than 1,000 are injured in crashes involving a distracted driver. It’s one of several reasons why the National Safety Council (NSC), […]

Understanding the Consequences of Drunk Driving in Texas

If you are cited for drinking and driving in Texas, serious penalties face you, not the least of which is serious jail time if your intoxication causes an accident that injures or kills someone. Your blood alcohol concentration (BAC) is used to determine whether you’re too drunk to drive. The legal limit for being able […]

Texas Pedestrian Injury Lawyer

We all know that certain modes of transportation are more dangerous than others. For example, we know that car crashes are common on our roads and that planes are generally safer than other forms of travel. But what about the oldest form of transportation – the one we use every day? Traveling by foot offers […]

Houston Pedestrian Injury Lawyer

In late 2016, Houston police indicated that pedestrian fatalities in Houston jumped 31% from the year before. The dramatic increase left many safety advocates and government officials bewildered. “The numbers are just dramatically going up, and it’s been really hard for us to explain why,” said Houston Police Department Sgt. Derrick Hall in a news […]