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Information and resources related to Mesquite pedestrian accidents

Comprehensive Information and Legal Options for Mesquite, TX Pedestrian Accident Victims

Texas and Mesquite 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. 

What are some causes of Mesquite pedestrian injuries and fatalities?

Some of the reasons that Mesquite is dangerous for pedestrians include:

  • The sidewalks are narrow;
  • The 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;
  • Poor pedestrian passageways between neighborhoods.

What is being done to improve pedestrian safety in Mesquite?

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

Pavement markings

Existing sidewalks

Push buttons and pedestrian signals

Turning islands

School Crossing Guards

Street lighting


After a pedestrian accident, get information from the Mesquite first responders

When someone is injured or killed in a pedestrian collision, the Mesquite Police Department, the Mesquite Fire and Rescue Department, and the Texas Highway Patrol  will create accident reports for any incident they investigate. Contact them to get a copy.

If you have been injured in a collision, you will need an experienced Mesquite pedestrian accident attorney to help

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

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