Get Help Now if Injured in an Accident
Information and resources related to Murphy pedestrian accidents
Texas and Murphy have one of the highest numbers of pedestrian accidents and fatalities in the nation
It was recently reported by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration that Texas has the second highest rate of pedestrian deaths in the nation. Among all states, pedestrian fatalities were highest in California (612), followed by Texas (478) and Florida (476). The North Central Texas Council of Governments has put together a map with the locations of all of the Collin County pedestrian accidents between 2011 and 2015, which gives a real understanding of the dangers faced by Murphy pedestrians.
Get information from the Murphy first responders after a pedestrian accident
When someone is injured or killed in a pedestrian collision, contact the Murphy Police Department, the Murphy Fire and Rescue Department, and the Texas Highway Patrol to request copies of any reports regarding the incident.
What are some causes of the high number of Murphy pedestrian injuries and fatalities?
Some of the main causes of Murphy pedestrians collisions include:
- Distracted driving.
- Failing to yield the right of way to pedestrians at crosswalks.
- Disobeying traffic signs or signals.
- Failing to signal while turning.
- Disregarding weather or traffic conditions.
- Driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol.
What is being done to improve pedestrian safety in Murphy?
The Federal Highway Administration has put forth a number of recommendations to improve pedestrian safety in Murphy and across the nation. The recommendations include improved and expanded:
Push buttons and pedestrian signals
School crossing guards
If you have been injured in a pedestrian collision, you will need a great Murphy accident attorney to help
No matter how much we improve the infrastructure and roadways around Murphy, pedestrian accidents will continue to happen. When a less serious crash happens, often someone can manage the insurance claim without help. When a serious injury pedestrian accident happens, or when a fatality occurs, it is crucial to get help from an experienced Murphy pedestrian accident lawyer.
Most recent accident reports
- Page 1
- next ›