Tragically, pedestrian deaths appear to be on the rise in Houston. The number of pedestrian deaths is increasing every month, leading police to investigate what is behind the increase. Many of the deaths occur when pedestrians fail to use crosswalks, particularly at night when pedestrians may not be visible to drivers.
In addition, the increase in deaths appears to be in part due to an increased number of pedestrians on the roads. Many people are choosing to walk to their destinations, particularly in the urban areas of Houston. Another cause of the rise in pedestrian deaths is a failure of drivers to pay attention to the streets, as well as pedestrians who do not pay attention to where they are going.
Other states have also seen a rise in pedestrian deaths. In the first six months of 2016, there was an increase of over 10 percent more traffic deaths when compared with the same time period in 2015. Many experts blame the traffic deaths on the increasing use of phones while driving.
If you have been injured as a pedestrian in Houston, take action to protect your legal rights. If your accident occurred because of negligence by the driver, you have the right to compensation.