A Pedestrian Injury Lawyer Who Vigorously Protects the Rights of Texans
Pedestrian accidents happen more often than many people might realize in Texas. In 2011, a total of 418 pedestrians died in accidents that year. That's 17 percent more than the previous year, according to the Texas Department of Transportation.
Pedestrian accidents are often serious since people have no protection against cars, trucks or other vehicles. And in many cases, the drivers caused the pedestrian accident. Even worse, some drivers flee the scene of the accident. Or try to point the finger at the pedestrian.
Whatever type of pedestrian accident or injury you're dealing with, contact the Law Offices of Gene S. Hagood. Choose a hard-working, no-nonsense Houston pedestrian accident lawyer. Whether you're a victim of a hit and run accident or a distracted driving accident, you deserve a dedicated pedestrian accident attorney in Houston who can help. Attorney Gene S. Hagood at the Law Offices of Gene S. Hagood has years of experience handling a wide range of auto accidents.
Where do pedestrian accidents most frequently occur in Houston?
In a city as large as Houston, we know pedestrian accidents can occur anywhere and anytime. Statistics show just how frequently these types of accidents happen. An average of 456 fatal pedestrian crashes were reported between 2011 and 2013 in Texas, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), with nearly one in every five fatal pedestrian accidents occurring within Bexar County. Some roads and highways have proven to be more dangerous than others.
Where are Houston's most dangerous roads located? On the city's south side, pedestrians have been injured or killed in alarming numbers along Westheimer Road, Bellaire Boulevard, West Holcombe Road and Old Spanish Trail. Fatal accidents also have occurred near popular destinations as the Houston Zoo and Willow Waterhole Greenway Park.
On the city's north side, pedestrians have been injured or killed in accidents along Washington Avenue and intersections such as East 11th Street and Heights Boulevard and Hempstead Road and Fairway Park Drive.
If you were injured or a loved one died in a pedestrian accident, talk to us as soon as possible. No matter where your accident occurred - from a walkway across from a local park to a marked crosswalk - you can rely on Attorney Gene S. Hagood to make a meaningful difference and hold the negligent drivers accountable.
A Texas pedestrian injury accident attorney who fights for victims
You might think you don't even need a lawyer if you're dealing with a pedestrian accident. The other person clearly caused the accident. It should be an open and shut case. Don't be so sure. Often, complications come up. You need to make sure you have someone on your side looking out for your best interests. You need someone who knows how to deal with insurance companies. You need someone who will fight for the compensation you need to cover the cost of your injuries. Don't leave your future to chance.
We know how to build a strong case that gets results. Our legal team can investigate your accident to look for evidence that the negligence of another was to blame. Then we fight to hold that person accountable. When insurance companies see that we have prepared a strong case and are ready to fight for you in court, they often become more willing to negotiate a settlement that meets your needs.
Expect more. Contact the Law Offices of Gene S. Hagood. Call (800) 632-9404 and schedule a free case evaluation today. You can also reach us in Houston at (713) 888-0390 or in Galveston at (409) 945-5757. The sooner you contact us, the sooner we can help you get your life back on track.