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Swift action crucial in pursuing pedestrian accident recovery

Accidents don't come with instructions. Rarely do those who are involved know exactly what processes are expected or needed in the wake of such catastrophes. If they have been injured seriously or if a death has occurred, the chances of details being handled in a timely and appropriate fashion are reduced. And that can negatively affect the eventual outcome of a case.

This can be particularly troublesome for Texas individuals who may be injured in an auto-pedestrian accident. Pedestrians are perhaps the most vulnerable of all traffic elements. They don't have the benefit of being encased in a vehicle, and no one has seriously suggested that they wear protective gear.

And yet, a check of national statistics shows that pedestrians are injured and killed at an alarming rate every year. According to the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration, more than 4,700 pedestrians died in accidents involving other vehicles in 2012, the latest year for which figures are available. An estimated, 76,000 were injured in crashes. And that doesn't include accidents that occurred on private property.

Texas was among the top states for pedestrian fatalities that year with 478. Only California had more at 612.

Every accident is different, but there are certain steps common to them all. Quickly nailing down what happened is first and foremost. But beyond that, there is the need to arrange for medical evaluation and care -- both immediate and long term. Dealing with insurance companies and preparing a legal case if necessary are factors to address too.

Who is ready to deal with all that after an accident? The attorneys at Apffel Law Firm are. And we are ready to hold a no-obligation consultation about your case when you call.

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