Houston, TX (September 15, 2020) – An accident reported early Sunday morning left one person seriously injured in the Houston area. At around 2:45 a.m., on September 13, the Houston Police Department responded to the scene of a motor vehicle accident on Gessner Road.
Reports provided by authorities show that a man was walking in the 6100 block of Gessner Road when he was struck by a northbound vehicle.
The man was critically injured in the accident. He was transported from the scene of the accident to a local hospital for treatment of critical injuries. At this time, the incident remains under investigation.
Our thoughts are with the injured victim at this time. We hope for their full recovery.
Pedestrian Accidents in Texas
Now more than ever before, we are seeing a rise in the number of people who walk to their destinations. Walking is a safe and reliable method for transportation Texans of all ages utilize every day. Although we want to believe this activity presents no challenges or negative consequences, it is hard to ensure the safety of pedestrians when they are walking on sidewalks and throughout busy areas occupied by negligent and reckless drivers. Unfortunately, pedestrians are subjected to debilitating injuries from auto accidents at an alarming rate.
In fact, nearly ten thousand people across Texas are injured in pedestrian accidents each year. In several cases, victims are left with debilitating injuries that require extensive medical treatment. The fact that pedestrians are more vulnerable than travelers inside vehicles means they are more likely to suffer life-altering injuries that require immediate treatments, like surgery and hospitalization. Many pedestrians sustain brain injuries, broken bones, and debilitating spinal cord injuries that require both immediate and long term treatment. These injuries are more likely to result in overwhelming pain and suffering and stacking medical treatment. Being forced out of work while having to spend thousands of dollars on medical treatment is seemingly impossible for victims and their families. For this reason, victims are afforded legal routes that allow them to collect compensation to alleviate some of the costs they face moving forward. Those harmed in collisions caused by reckless drivers should reach out to a pedestrian accident attorney in Texas at their earliest convenience to explore legal options available for them.
Our team at Rasansky Law Firm has over two and a half decades of experience fighting to protect the legal rights and best interests of families across the state. Our aggressive personal injury attorneys in Texas work diligently to create strong legal claims for victims to ensure they collect the maximum amount of compensation available for them. Contact our injury accident attorneys in Texas at (214) 617-1816 to explore legal options available for you.
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Disclaimer: As a member of the Dallas community, Rasansky Law Firm’s goal is to improve the safety of all residents in the great state of Texas. While we are extremely saddened by the accidents we report on, we hope that through knowledge of these accidents, individuals will exercise caution in order to avoid similar accidents in the future. These reports are not solicitations for business and the information included herein should not be taken as medical or legal advice. We hope for the quickest recovery for those involved in these accidents.