San Antonio Pedestrian Accidents on the Rise
Posted By Meyerkord & Meyerkord, LLC
Experts are warning that pedestrian accidents in San Antonio and surrounding
areas could be the highest in previous years for 2016. The police department
reported that in 2015 there were a little over 884
pedestrian accidents but from January to September 2016 there were 683 reported accidents.
A representative for the Alamo Area Metropolitan Planning Organization
reported that the final numbers are not available, but there were more
in 2016 than the previous year. She also reported that organization works
closely with the city to improve their vision zero project. She said that
to get the pedestrian accident number to zero, they need to fully understand
what causes these accidents.
There are over 65,000 pedestrian injuries in the United States each year.
This equates to one injury every couple of minutes. This is an alarming
statistic for anyone who is alongside the road. Many Americans turn to
walking, jogging, and biking for exercise and leisure. Anytime you are
sharing, crossing or alongside the road; it is important to pay attention
and abide by any road signs, crosswalks, and signals. Many times pedestrian
accidents can be preventable if all parties are alert and not distracted.
This means that both the vehicle driver and the pedestrian should be focused
and not playing on phones, messing with radios or driving or walking impaired.
Always contact a personal injury attorney if you or a loved one is injured
in a pedestrian accident. An experienced attorney will analyze the details
of your accident and determine if you have grounds to pursue legal action
for your injuries.
The personal injury attorneys at Meyerkord and Meyerkord, LLC have over
a century of experience helping those injured in accidents. We understand
that accidents and injuries are stressful and we communicate directly
with our clients throughout the entire legal process. We focus directly
on our client needs while striving to achieve maximum compensation for
Contact us if you or a loved one has been injured in an accident. We offer free no-obligation
consultations at our downtown St. Louis office and will help you get the
care and compensation you deserve.