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Information and resources related to Balch Springs pedestrian accidents

Comprehensive Information and Legal Options for Balch Springs, TX Pedestrian Accident Victims

Texas and Balch Springs 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). In 2014 there were 54 pedestrians killed within Dallas County. In more recent findings, the Dallas metropolitan area ranked #25 in the nation for pedestrian deaths. 

What are some causes of the high number of Balch Springs pedestrian injuries and fatalities?

Some of the reasons that Balch Springs is dangerous for pedestrians include:

  • The sidewalks are narrow;
  • The Balch Springs urban environment is dominated by motor vehicles;
  • Street corners are rounded, which enable vehicle to drive more quickly through right turns;
  • Intersections tend to be very wide and require longer passage time for pedestrians.

What is being done to improve pedestrian safety in Balch Springs?

The Federal Highway Administration has put forth a number of recommendations to improve pedestrian safety in Balch Springs and across the nation. The recommendations include improved and expanded:

Pavement markings

Existing sidewalks

Push buttons and pedestrian signals

Turning islands

School Crossing Guards

Street lighting

Medians

If you have been injured in a pedestrian collision, you will need a great Balch Springs accident attorney to help

No matter how much we improve the infrastructure and roadways around Balch Springs, 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 Balch Springs pedestrian accident lawyer

Most recent accident reports

Date: 
Thursday, August 4, 2022
Roadway: 
I-35E
Type: Car Accident
Date: 
Friday, July 22, 2022
Roadway: 
Interstate 20
City: 
Dallas, TX
Type: Car Accident
Topics: 
Road Closures