Last year, the number of traffic fatality victims hit the lowest level since 1949 despite the increase in miles traveled by Americans, announced U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood. We’ve been fortunate enough to see a 17 percent decrease in Texas car accidents over the last two years, but officials encourage drivers not to let their guards down just yet.

Our Dallas personal injury lawyers understand that despite the recent drop in car accident fatalities, were still not in the clear. The National safety Council reports that data from the fourth-quarter of 2010 illustrated an increase in accident fatalities.
“As encouraging as it is to see fatalities decreasing on our nation’s roads, the 2010 rate of decrease is less than a third of the previous year’s decrease,” said Janet Froetscher, president and CEO of the National Safety Council. “We must remain vigilant in addressing roadway safety issues where the greatest impact can be made, such as distracted and teen driving. As miles traveled start to rise again from recession lows, we want to ensure the continuance of this downward trend.”

It’s estimated by the NHTSA that roughly 33,000 people died from motor vehicle accidents last year. While car accidents fatalities have been declining for the last five years, marking a 25 percent decrease since 2005, officials still worry as some regions of the U.S. may not be so fortunate.

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Texas and surrounding areas experienced a 6.8 percent decrease in traffic accidents from 2009 to 2010. Other areas, such as the Northeast region of the United States, experienced increased accident rates as high as 18 percent.

“The decrease in traffic fatalities is a good sign, but we are always working to save lives,” said NHTSA Administrator David Strickland. “NHTSA will continue pressing forward on all of our safety initiatives to make sure our roads are as safe as they can possibly be.”

The NHTSA will continue to promote strong traffic safety laws and enforce high-visibility law enforcement through awareness campaigns and vehicle safety programs. The agency is focusing on decreasing the occurrence of distracted driving, drunk driving and aggressive driving in addition to campaigning for better vehicle safety. The agency continues to urge car manufacturers to keep the public informed of safety defects and to develop more efficient crash prevention systems. They’re continuous advocates for forward collision warnings, lane departure warning systems and electronic stability control.

As the number of car accident fatalities remain at an all-time low, last year’s increase in fatality reports suggest the risk will likely continue to increase as the economy improves. While the NHTSA reports increasing fatality rates in the last two-quarters of last year, the National Safety Councilreports an increase only in the fourth-quarter.

Regardless, officials point to the recession as a contributing factor to these statistics. Previous traffic data mirrors the fluctuations we are currently experiencing. As the economy fails, traffic accidents decline as well. The late year rise in the economy was also evident in the slight rise in car accidents.

With all these attempts at making our roadways safer, the majority of the responsibility still relies on drivers. We recommend that everyone practice safe and cautious driving habits to help keep our streets safer for every motorist on the road.

In you or a loved one have been involved in a motor vehicle accident, contact the Dallas Personal Injury Lawyer Mike Goolsby of The Goolsby Law Firm for a free and confidential consultation. Call (972) 492-8758.



The “National Work Zone Awareness Week” is aimed at saving the lives of road crews and motorists alike. It’s also a time when we remember local workers that we’ve lost is tragic accidents, like the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) employee we lost in a fatal Texas work accident in 2008. The TxDOT employee was hit by a truck that plowed through barricades on US Highway 82 near the US Highway 75 exit, according to NBC 10. This week is dedicated to him and the safety of workers in all work zones.

Dallas personal injury lawyers would like you to join us in the fight to provide safer work zones this spring. The theme for this year’s Work Zone Safety Week is “Safer driving. Safer work zones. For everyone.”
Every April, the TxDOT joins forces with the Federal Highway Administration, national transportation associations and numerous other state DOTs for the celebration and recognition of National Work Zone Awareness Week (NWZAW). As fatalities have decreased in past years, we still use this to remember victims and to raise aware about the safety precautions for both workers and motorists in work zones, according to TxDOT.

“One work zone fatality is one too many. We are continuing our efforts to educate motorists on the dangers of speed and distracted driving in work zones,” said Fred Underwood, Texas Transportation Commissioner. “Each of us has the power to protect lives as we drive. We just need to put our cell phones down, stop adjusting the radio and focus on driving safely.”

TxDOT looks after nearly 80,000 miles of road with approximately 1,000 construction and maintenance projects up and running at any given time. Motorists frequently encounter these work zones given the abundance of work being done by our state employees to improve our roads.

TxDOT provides us with these statistics regarding work zone incidents and continues to urge you to be extremely cautious in these zones.

-Roughly 8,000 vehicles were involved in accidents near work zones.

-66 percent of the work zone fatalities were male.

-46 of those killed in work zones were 35-year-old or younger.

-One in three work zone accidents is a rear-end collision.

-Of the 108 work zone deaths, 40 were drug and alcohol related.

– Four out of five work zone fatalities are caused by motorists passing through.

While work zone fatalities and accidents have declined about 35 percent in the last year, more can be done to reduce this number. In 2009, 108 people were killed in highway construction and maintenance zones in Texas alone, according to the Gainesville Daily Register.

TxDOT also offers motorists these tips to make traveling through work zones easier and safer:

-Plan ahead. If you know you’re route is going to take you through a work zone, leave a little earlier so you’re not forced to rush through the congested area.

-Slow down and follow posted speed limits in all work zones. Speeding is one of the major causes for work zone accidents. Don’t forget, speeding fines are doubled in these zones.

-Be patient. While the delays from the construction may be frustrating, it only takes a few minutes to slow down and safely pass through.

-Pay attention. Workers and their heavy equipment may only be feet from your passing vehicle. Keep an eye out for unnecessary collisions.

“We work very hard to control a work zone, but it takes a motorist to really do their part in being aware of what’s going on,” said said Paul Braun, a TxDOT spokesman for the Amarillo district.

If you have been injured on the job, contact Dallas Workers’ Compensation Attorney Mike Goolsby for a free consultation to discuss your rights. Call (972) 394-2141. Serving Dallas, Carrollton and the surrounding areas.


With distracted driving causing roughly 1.6 million car accidents each year, drivers are being urged by the National Safety Council and FocusDriven to join in the fight against distracted driving for the entire month of April — National Distracted Driving Awareness Month.

Local residents are encouraged to hop on board to decrease our risks of a Dallas car accident. Using cell phones and other hand-held devices prove to be the leading cause of distracted driving accidents.
Our Dallas personal injury lawyers realize the importance of these campaigns in keeping our roadways safe and encourage you to practice safe and focused driving as we work to keep out accident numbers at historically low levels. Many accidents can be avoided by simply staying off phones and other hand-held devices while operating a motor vehicle. Full attention should always be placed on the road.

The NSC and FocusDriven will be urging Americans to stop using their cell phone and hand-held devices throughout the entire month of April. The organizations urge drivers to put their cell phone in glove compartments or the trunk, or just out of eyesight while driving. They even suggest changing your voicemail recordings to alert callers that you may be driving and cannot currently answer the phone.

“If drivers can go one month without using their phones while driving, they will find out – as many of us have – work still gets done. Many drivers realize most of the calls they thought were so important, really aren’t. It is our hope drivers will decide to make the change permanently. Doing so will make our roadways safer for everyone,” said Jennifer Smith, FocusDriven president and founding board member.

April was originally marked as National Distracted Driving Awareness Month by Rep. Betsy Markey (D-CO) in honor of 9-year-old Erica Forney who was hit and killed by a distracted driver back in 2008. The U.S. House of Representatives passed the bill with a 410-2 vote on March 23.

In you or a loved one have been involved in a distracted driving accident, contact the Dallas Personal Injury Lawyer Mike Goolsby of The Goolsby Law Firm for a free and confidential consultation. Call (972) 492-8758.



Senators Tom Udall, D-N.M., and Bob Corker, R-Tenn. are sponsoring legislation that would allot $60 million of federal highway safety money to a government-industry research project over a five year period, according to USA TODAY.

The federal funding would create alcohol-detection devices and make them a feature on new cars within the next 10 years. The aim of this program is to eliminate drunk driving incidents in Dallasand elsewhere in the U.S.
Our Dallas car accident attorneys understand that public opinion regarding this new option sits on both sides of the fence — some hope for the change while other fear it. We do however, realize the need for strategies for keeping our roads safe.

“As long as you are under the legal limit of .08, it will operate seamlessly, and you won’t even know it’s in the vehicle,” says Robert Strassburger, safety chief for the Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers. Officials claim these devices won’t resemble the clunky ignition interlocks or “breathalyzers” currently used on the cars of some convicted drunk drivers, reports KSDK.

The proposal for this new safety feature aims to prevent the carnage caused by drunk driving — which is currently responsible for about one-third of the nation’s car accidents. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reports that nearly 11,000 people were killed in alcohol-impaired-driving accidents in 2009, making up 32 percent of all total motor vehicle accidents. Although this number illustrated a 7.4 decrease from the previous year, officials still identify a strong need for these devices and other efforts aimed at stopping drivers from climbing behind the wheel after they’ve had too much to drink.

Texas suffered more than 3,000 fatalities from alcohol-impaired-driving accidents, ranking second in 2009 for the highest number of fatal accidents nationwide.

“We’ve worked on behavior modification for the last 30 years, but we’re still killing almost 11,000 Americans a year,” says Laura Dean-Mooney, national president of Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD).

Two technologies are being proposed in the production of the alcohol detection devices: sensors that detect alcohol when the driver presses a button or a gauge that tests the air from the driver’s breath, reports The Yeshiva World News.

“As long as you are under the legal limit of .08, it will operate seamlessly, and you won’t even know it’s in the vehicle,” says Robert Strassburger, safety chief for the Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers

Alcohol-detection devices could have saved 8,000 lives in 2008 if they were installed on all cars, according to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety.

In you or a loved one have been involved in a drunk driving accident, contact the Dallas Personal Injury Lawyer Mike Goolsby of The Goolsby Law Firm for a free and confidential consultation. Call (972) 492-8758.


A Trinity Railway Express (TRE) train struck and killed a female pedestrian in Hurst on Tuesday, according to Fox 4. A spokeswoman for the Dallas Area Rapid Transit says the accident happened near 100 block of Precinct Line Road at roughly 4:45 p.m. Authorities have not identified the victim yet. No passengers aboard the train were injured.

Our Dallas personal injury lawyers urge you be cautious around these dangerous intersections. This is the second fatality involving the TRE in the last month, according to Star-Telegram.
The Federal Railroad Administration issued a Final Rule on the Use of Locomotive Horns at Highway-Rail Grade Crossings in response to a legislative mandate. The rule requires trains sound their horns as a warning to highway users at all public crossings in attempt to reduce the risk of pedestrian accidents in Dallas and elsewhere in the United States.

More than 13,000 railroad-related accidents occurred in a one-year period studied by the Federal Railroad Administration’s Office of Safety Analysis. Of these accidents, more than 850 fatal accidents resulted. Of those, more than 1,000 occurred at highway railroad crossings and nearly 400 were a result of pedestrians trespassing on railroad property. According to the Federal Railroad Administration Office of Safety Analysis, Texas experienced more than 100 railroad fatalities in the last two years.

The main causes of railroad fatalities:

-More than 38 percent are caused by human factors.

-Equipment defects cause more than 12 percent of accidents.

-Nearly 35 percent of accidents are caused by track defects.

-Almost 2 percent are caused be defects in the signaling.

-The remaining 12 percent result from miscellaneous causes.

Please follow these safety tips near railroads:

-Always expect the worst. Figure a train is on the track at all times as most trains don’t travel on a regular schedule.

-As a pedestrian, always cross the railroad tracks at the highway-rail grade crossing and be sure to obey all signals and signs. Stay away from railroad bridges and trestles, and stay out of tunnels. These areas aren’t wide enough for both you and the train.

-Don’t walk or drive your vehicle on or near rails. Don’t climb on railroad cars.

-Never drive on a railroad track until you’re positive the tracks are clear. Once you’ve started your way across the tracks, keep going.

-If your vehicle happens to stall on the tracks, get everyone out and off the tracks immediately. You are urged to move away from the tracks but move in the direction from which the train is approaching.

If you or a family member is hurt in a Dallas pedestrian accident, contact Dallas Injury Attorney Mike Goolsby for a free consultation to discuss your rights. Call (972) 394-2141. Serving Dallas, Carrollton and the surrounding areas.



A toddler was killed earlier this month in a motor-vehicle accident. The child was riding in her mother’s lap in the front seat of a pickup when it struck a utility pole. The low-speed crash deployed a passenger-side airbag, killing the toddler, according to Gather. The driver fled the scene of the crime. The young passenger, who has not been identified, was taken to Children’s Medical Center where she died from blunt force trauma.

Our Dallas personal injury lawyers urge parents to take the proper safety precautions when driving, or riding, with children. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has recently released a new set of guidelines involving safety child seats in effort to further reduce these tragedies.
The fatal Dallas car accident happened at roughly 9 p.m. in an alley in the 3100 block of Webb Chapel Extension, according to WFFA. The driver, a 24-year old Lewisville man, fled the scene but later turned himself in to police. He is now facing charges of manslaughter and failure to stop and render aid and is currently being held in the Dallas County Jail with a $15,000 bail.

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration(NHTSA) recently revised its child restraint guidelines to help prevent incidents like this one. While children should be kept in child safety seats while riding in a motor vehicle, the administration has recently come out with more specific, updated guidelines for parents.

“Safety is our highest priority,” said Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood. “The ‘best’ car seat is the one that fits your child, fits your vehicle and one you will use every time your child is in the car.”

The newly issued guidelines instruct parents and caregivers to keep children in child seats for as long as possible before moving them up to the next type of seat, instead of advancing their seating arrangement simply by age. The Administration recommends that parents use rear-facing restraints for as long as their child can fit in them, as long as they abide by the manufacturers weight and height limits for the particular seat. These rear-facing seats are best equipped to reduce stress to the child’s neck and spinal cord in the event of an accident.

“Parents often look forward to transitioning from one stage to the next, but these transitions should generally be delayed until they’re necessary, when the child fully outgrows the limits for his or her current stage,” said Dennis Durbin, MD, FAAP, lead author of the policy statement and accompanying technical report.

The NHTSA would like to point out that their recommendations are consistent with the latest car seat safety advice from the American Academy of Pediatrics, stating that children are recommended to be kept in car seats until they are at least two years of age or have met the height and weight requirements of their particular seat. Both organizations would like to remind parents that there is no need to hurry the transition from one seat to the next as safety should be your main concern when traveling with a child

We’ve provided you with a list from the NHTSA that allows you to compare car seat featuresamong different models to help you chose the best seat for your child.

If you or your child has been involved in a car accident, contact Dallas Personal Injury Lawyer Mike Goolsby of The Goolsby Law Firm for a free and confidential consultation to discuss your rights. Call (972) 492-8758.


As the spring season gets under way, many Texas residents and tourists will be looking to busing companies to help assist them get to their vacation destinations. Many of these companies offer a convenient and cheap alternative to driving your personal vehicle.

However, safety should be your primary consideration. The U.S. DOT Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration recently conducted close to 3,000 surprise passenger carrier safety inspections and ended up removing nearly 300 buses and drivers from our roadways because of failed inspections. Poor maintenance, old buses, tired drivers and other issues can cause an increased risk of a bus accident in Dallas and elsewhere in the United States.
Our Dallas personal injury lawyers understand that bus travel may be more convenient for many as families can use these services to make their trips less expensive, less stressful and more relaxing. We, however, urge you to look at the number of under-qualified buses and drivers in the area and carefully think through you decision. While it is the sole responsibility of the busing company to keep you safe on their bus, they may very well be more concerned with maximizing profits. Low-fare carriers are under particular scrutiny — older buses and tired drivers are often the norm.

“Working side-by-side with our state and local law enforcement partners, we can ensure that every passenger bus company and driver operates as safely as possible,” said FMCSA Administrator Anne S. Ferro. “These strike force activities are one of the many effective tools we use year-round to raise the safety bar for commercial buses and drivers on our nation’s roadways.”

In fact, they cannot “ensure” anything. This string of surprise inspections comes after numerous busing accidents took the lives of many passengers, including the New York City bus accident that killed 14 passengers. These accidents raised a lot of questions about passenger safety. The most common answer to the lack of safety concern for passengers was directly related to the price of travel.

The fact that 1 in 10 buses inspected had safety concerns so acute that they were not allowed to continue to their destination should give every bus passenger pause. And should tell you all you need to know about the overall enforcement efforts of the federal government.
The Obama Administration proposed many long-needed improvements to motorcoach safety through a new Motorcoach Safety Action Plan in 2009. With these new safety measures and the rules enlisted by the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT), bus companies are now required to come equipped with electronic on-board recorders and seat belts. These electronic on-board recorders are meant to replace the old-style paper recording systems that allowed drivers to falsify their hours — which increases the odds of drowsy and overworked drivers. Drowsiness proved to be one of the main contributors to these fatal bus accidents.

As hundreds of tour buses will make their way through our state each week, it is important that we hold the companies accountable for providing passengers with safe and reliable transportation.

If you or a family member is hurt in a Dallas bus accident, contact Dallas Injury Attorney Mike Goolsby for a free consultation to discuss your rights. Call (972) 394-2141. Serving Dallas, Carrollton and the surrounding areas.



While motorcycle accidents in Dallas and elsewhere in the country continue to occur at an alarming rate, the first nine months of last year reported a 2 percent drop. This is the first drop in motorcycle accident in more than a decade. However, officials believe it could be a short reprieve, according to The New York Times.

The first nine months of last year reported 80 fewer motorcycle deaths than that of the previous year, according to the report released by the Governors Highway Safety Association.
This news comes in the wake of the amazing survival of a Texas motorcyclist who was caught between two cars on a Dallas highway, smashed and thrown off his motorcycle, according to ABC News. The 25-year-old motorcyclist was first struck by a car from behind. When the car didn’t slow down, he was smashed into a green car that was in front of him. The Army veteran was rushed to Parkland Memorial Hospital. Doctors are reporting that it was his helmet that saved his life. This entire incident was caught onsurveillance video.

Our Dallas personal injury lawyers would like to inform you that the number of motorcycle accidents started to creep back up in the last three months of that study. The number of fatal motorcycle accidents had increased each year for more than a decades.

“The drop is all in the front half of the year,” said report author Jim Hedlund, a safety consultant. “It looks very much as if we’ve hit bottom and may be starting back up again.”

The study revealed that motorcycle accident were down 25 percent during the first three months of last year. They remained down 1 percent for the next three months and rose 3 percent during the three months after that.

Yearly motorcycle fatalities have more than doubled since the late 1990s, peaking in 2008 with more than 5,300 deaths. The cause of the drop is still under debate. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration estimates that another 96,000 motorcyclists were injured in 2008. In that same year, Texas experienced nearly 500 motorcycle fatalities. It is important to remember that more than half of all motorcycle accidents involving another vehicle are the fault of the other driver.

The Motorcycle Safety Foundation offers 10 tips that every car and truck driver should know about motorcycles:

-When a motorcycle is on the road don’t think of it as a motorcycle, think of it as another car or truck.

-While maneuverability may be an excellent quality of a motorcycle, don’t expect them to always be able to dodge out of the way.

-Turn signals on motorcycles are not always self-canceling like they are on cars and trucks, make sure that their signal is for real.

-Because of a motorcycle’s small size, it may appear to be going faster. Don’t conclude that all motorcyclists are speed demons.

-Because of their small size they may also appear to be farther away than they actually are. Always predict they are closer than they appear.

-Always double check for motorcyclists when making turns and at intersections as they can be overlooked.

-Be aware of what’s in your blind spots. Again, because of their small size they can oftentimes get lost in your vehicles blind spots. Always double check.

-Remember that motorcyclists often slow down by letting off the throttle instead of braking. This will not activate their brake light and is why it is important you don’t follow too closely.

-Motorcyclists adjust their positioning in a lane to minimize effects of road debris, wind and passing vehicles. Don’t always assume that they’re maneuvering simply to be reckless or to show off.

-The stopping distance for a motorcycle is the same is it is for a car, but wet pavement can make stopping much more difficult for them. Make sure you follow behind them at a safe distance as motorcycles can’t stop on a dime.

If you or your child has been involved in a motorcycle accident, contact Dallas Personal Injury Lawyer Mike Goolsby of The Goolsby Law Firm for a free and confidential consultation to discuss your rights. Call (972) 492-8758.



As Texas lawmakers continue to try to increase the speed limit to 85 MPH on our highways, they meet tough opposition from those who claim the increased speed will lead to more highway deaths, according to Fox News. Insurance officials agree with these advocates saying that the increased speed limit would indeed result in more injuries and fatalities from car accidents in Texas.

Our Dallas personal injury lawyers know that speeding, drunk driving and distracted driving are the three primary causes of fatal traffic accidents.
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, 2009 to 2010 recorded a 3 percent decrease in traffic fatalities. This decrease provided the U.S. with the lowest rate since 1949. The Texas region shows a 7 percent decrease in traffic fatalities. These statistics are expected to increase once again if the speed limit is raised and the economy continues to recover..

The president of Southwestern Insurance Information Service, Jerry Jonhs, says that people are already traveling at speeds well above the posted speed limits and are posing hazards to those that are obeying the speed limits.

Despite the dangers of raising the speed limits, the Texas House of Representatives recently passed the legislation and sent it to the Senate for approval. The State Senators will vote on this bill in the next few weeks.

Approximately 500 miles of rural interstate already have speed limits of 80 MPH, those roads would not change. The new 85 MPH speed limit, which would be the highest limit in the nation, would only apply to newly constructed roads that would be engineered for the speed and roads that are approved by the Texas Transportation Commission.

“We’re a big, big state,” says Rep. Lori Kolkhorst, the lawmaker who introduced the bill. “And so as we try to move goods and services — and more importantly people — from destination to destination, it could be an option for the future.”

Smart Motorists say there are a number of ways accidents are caused by speeding. The faster a vehicle is traveling, the greater the risk it has of being involved in an accident. Forces experienced by the human body increase tremendously as the speed of the vehicle increases. They report that speeding is a deliberate behavior where the driver understands the risk but ignores the dangers. Approximately 90 percent of licensed drivers speed at some point in their driving career and 75 percent admit to committing the offense on a regular basis.

With an increased speed limit, motorists will be allowed to travel at faster speeds. The heightened travel speed will only increase the risk of car accidents and personal injuries to motorists statewide.

If you or a loved one have been involved in a car accident, contact the Dallas Personal Injury Lawyer Mike Goolsby of The Goolsby Law Firm for a free and confidential consultation. Call (972) 492-8758.



Spring has arrived so motorists are advised to be on alert for pedestrians as they hit the ground running to enjoy a little sunshine and warmer weather. The U.S. Department of Transportationreported that pedestrians accounted for 12 percent of total traffic fatalities nationally in 2009. Pedestrian accidents in Dallas are a common threat through the spring and summer months.

Texas reported more fatal pedestrian accidents last year than any state in the nation except California and Florida.

The Dallas Morning News recently reported about the death of a 57-year-old pedestrian killed while attempting to cross the street in South Dallas. Late at night, the pedestrian began to step off the median when he spotted a speeding vehicle switching lanes toward the median. The pedestrian stepped back on the median but was struck by the vehicle when the driver lost control and drove onto the cemented center strip. The victim was transported to Baylor University Medical Center where he died later that evening.

Texas reported 344 pedestrian fatalities in 2009, according to theNational Highway Traffic Safety Administration. Dallas County ranked near the top in traffic fatalities in 2009, and is considered one of the more dangerous counties to live in. In 2009, Dallas County reported 31 pedestrian fatalities, 31 intersection-related fatalities, and 73 fatalities in crashes involving a speeding vehicle.

Motorists are reminded of the following safety tips to avoid hitting a pedestrian this spring:

-Never speed on city streets with minimal speed zones. Streets with a 25 mph, 30 mph or 35 mph speed limit are posted at that speed for a reason and should be obeyed at all times.

-Warm weather fills streets populated with pedestrians so always be on alert, especially when small children are present. School zones, parks, or ball fields are potentially dangerous areas where children can appear from nowhere.

-Focus on the road at all times by not allowing yourself to become distracted by a cell phone, fumbling with radio or GPS dials, eating, or talking to other passengers in the vehicle.

Pedestrians are reminded of the following safety tips to avoid being hit by a motor vehicle:

-Pay attention. Keep your head up and your eyes on the events going on around you, especially when walking near the road.

-Always use a sidewalk or crosswalk when one is available.

-Look left, then right, then left again before stepping onto a street.

-Always have a cell phone and ID on your person when walking. During nighttime hours it is recommended to bring a flashlight or wear bright clothing.

-When walking with small children, grab their hand and have them walk next to you.

If you or a loved one has been involved in a pedestrian accident, contact a Carollton injury lawyer at The Goolsby Law Firm. Dedicated to helping victims in Carrollton, Dallas or the surrounding areas, call us at 1-972-394-2141 to make a free appointment to discuss your rights.