Brownsville man killed in auto-pedestrian crash
BROWNSVILLE — The Brownsville Police Department is investigating an auto-pedestrian crash that left one man dead. The accident happened about 10:00 p.m. June 25 in the 2100 block of Minnesota Avenue.
According to police, the victim was crossing Minnesota Avenue in the middle of the block when he was struck by a vehicle. The man, who was not immediately identified, was transported to Valley Regional Medical Center, and was pronounced dead at 2:23 a.m. June 26.
Police say the driver of the vehicle involved in the accident remained at the location and waited for officers to arrive at the scene. An investigation is ongoing.
Pedestrian deaths continue to increase in Texas, and account for nearly one in five of all traffic fatalities. In 2020, there were 4,852 crashes involving pedestrians in our state, resulting in 1,211 serious injuries and 731 deaths. That’s a nine percent increase in pedestrian fatalities over the previous year.
If you were be injured by a car while walking or jogging, you would need to know who would pay the medical bills and other damages, and what your compensation options would be. Here are a few of the general guidelines.
The first step toward receiving compensation for your injuries is to determine who might be responsible (liable) for your damages. In most (but not all) cases, the insurance of the person at fault for the accident pays for your damages.
If you’re in a pedestrian accident, one or more of the following might be responsible:
- the drivers of all cars involved, whether or not they actually hit you
- the owners of all cars involved if the owners are different from the drivers
- the employer of a driver if the driver was on company business at the time of the accident
- anyone who contributed to the accident (like a property owner who allowed something to obstruct the road or a government agency who failed to maintain a traffic signal), and
- your own auto and health care insurers.
Factors that impact the value of an auto-pedestrian accident settlement
The value of your claim depends on factors such as:
- severity of your injuries
- impact of your injuries on daily life and routine
- chances of making a full recovery
- the clarity of the fault picture, and
- the impact your injuries on your ability to earn a living
Talk to a pedestrian accident attorney
The personal injury attorneys at the J. Gonzalez Law Firm can answer all your questions, and give you objective advice about your situation. If we take your case, we will shoulder the burden of dealing with insurance companies, and if necessary, we will advocate on your behalf in court.
The J. Gonzalez Law Firm will never charge you a fee unless we win your case, so call us today at 1-800-CAR-CRASH.