Houston Pedestrian Accident Attorneys
Pedestrian accidents are widespread across the country. Because pedestrians are exposed and vulnerable, when they are struck by a motor vehicle, the injuries can be severe or even life-threatening. An estimated 6,227 pedestrians were killed in 2018, according to the Governors Highway Safety Association. That’s the highest number since 1990. Experts say large vehicles and smartphone distraction are to blame for the increase in pedestrian fatalities.
Many pedestrians don’t know what to do or where to turn after they’ve been in an accident. It’s important to know that you have legal rights following a pedestrian accident. You might be entitled to compensation if you were struck by a careless driver or another negligent party. The most effective way of obtaining compensation for injuries is to contact an experienced pedestrian accident lawyer as soon as you can. A pedestrian accident lawyer can help you file an injury claim and help protect your rights following an accident. Because the process of filing a claim can be time-consuming and complicated, it is critical that you speak to a personal injury lawyer soon after the accident.
If you have suffered severe injuries in a pedestrian accident, don’t hesitate to contact Attorney Tom and his team of experienced Houston pedestrian accidents lawyers by calling (713) 244-6363 to schedule and free and confidential consultation. We will work tirelessly toward helping you recover the full and fair compensation you deserve for your injuries.
Do I Need a Pedestrian Accident Lawyer?
With pedestrian accidents, motor vehicle operators are typically the ones at fault. Driver negligence is the No. 1 cause of pedestrian accidents. If you have been seriously injured as a pedestrian, an experienced personal injury attorney will fight to protect your rights to compensation. An attorney will be able to prove that the driver was responsible for the accident and your injuries.
Pedestrian accident injuries can be severe, requiring hospitalization, rehabilitation, surgery, and costly medications. Along with bruises, cuts, and broken bones, pedestrian accident victims may suffer severe injuries like traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) and spinal cord injuries. Injuries such as these often require expensive long-term care. The victims may not be able to return to work as well, resulting in lost wages. An attorney will take the long-term effects of your injury into account when figuring out the amount of damages you are entitled to while putting you in the best position possible to receive a favorable outcome from your claim.
If you have in a traumatic accident, you will likely not be physically, mentally, and emotionally capable of handling legal matters on your own. You need the guidance and assistance of a seasoned pedestrian accident attorney. Having an attorney handle all legal matters involved with your case will give you peace of mind and allow you to focus on your recovery.
Why Choose Attorney Tom to Handle My Case?
If you’ve been injured in a pedestrian accident, you need an experienced personal injury attorney on your side who understands the ins and outs of an injury claim. A skilled lawyer knows how to negotiate with the insurance company for the best possible settlement so you can get the compensation you need. You need an advocate who knows the particulars of your case and is willing to fight for you to make you whole again. That’s why you need compassionate and dedicated attorneys. We will investigate every aspect of your case and take on the insurance company. We will do what everything it takes to make you whole again.
Our attorneys are committed to helping pedestrian accident victims recover the maximum compensation they need and deserve for their injuries. When you bring your pedestrian accident case to us, we don’t see you as just a case number. We treat all clients as we would want to be treated – with dignity and respect. With the costly medical treatment and prescription drugs, Attorney Tom understands the financial strain that victims and families endure following an accident. We take personal injury cases on a contingency fee basis, meaning you won’t owe us a dime unless we help you recover a financial award. You won’t have to worry about any upfront costs or monthly bills. We will take care of all the expenses associated with handling your case. To learn more about how Attorney Tom can help with your pedestrian accident case, contact our firm today by calling (713) 244-6363 to schedule a free and confidential consultation.
Types of Pedestrian Accident Cases We Handle
Attorney Tom helps clients who have sustained injuries from a wide range of pedestrian accidents.Pedestrians are often struck by drivers who fail to exercise proper caution on the road. While some accidents may involve inclement weather or bad road conditions, the majority can be explained by the driver’s wrongful actions‚ such as:
- Distracted driving
- Driving while intoxicated
- Driving while drowsy
- Failing to stop at crosswalks
- Making an illegal turn
- Disobeying traffic signs or signals
- Trying to pass a school bus
If you have suffered injuries in a pedestrian accident‚ you may be entitled to recover the following damages:
- Past and future medical bills
- Permanent injury or disability
- Lost wages
- Scarring and disfigurement
- Property damage
- Pain and suffering
- Emotional distress
- Loss of enjoyment of life
You are likely entitled to some of the damages listed above if you have been injured in a pedestrian accident due to someone else’s negligence. After you have received medical care for your injuries, consult with a knowledgeable pedestrian accident attorney about the compensation you may be able to receive.
Frequently Asked Questions About Pedestrian Accidents
We get a lot of questions from clients regarding their pedestrian accident cases. We hope you find the answers to these frequently asked questions useful. Don’t hesitate to reach out to us at (713) 244-6363 if you have further questions regarding your case.
Your safety should be your No. 1 priority. Make sure you get to a safe location away from the road and seek emergency medical attention. Call the local law enforcement agency so they can investigate the accident and fill out a police report. The report they file will help to protect your legal rights.
If possible, collect contact and insurance information for the motorist who hit you and anyone who may have witnessed the accident. Take photos of your injuries and the accident scene as well. If you must talk about the accident, stick to the basic facts of what occurred. Don’t say anything that could be interpreted as you admitting fault.
It’s as vital that you see a doctor as soon as possible, even if you feel OK. Follow your doctor’s orders and make sure have documentation of every appointment and procedure.
Finally, contact an experienced pedestrian accident attorney as soon as you can. An attorney can help to protect your rights and work tirelessly to make sure you are made whole again.
Many different types of injuries can result from pedestrian accidents, including but not limited to:
- Bone Fractures – Broken arms, legs, ribs, and other bones often result from the impact of a motor vehicle on a pedestrian.
- Soft tissue injuries – These including bruises, sprains, strains, lacerations, tears, and dislocations. While many soft tissue injuries heal over time without much medical intervention, they can be painful and may keep victims from being able to work or complete daily tasks.
- Spinal Injuries – Spinal discs can rupture or slip out of place when cars strike pedestrians, causing severe pain, loss of mobility, and even paralysis.
- Traumatic Brain Injuries (TBIs) – TBIs resulting from pedestrian crashes can be severe and life-changing, affecting memory, behavior, and emotions.
We understand the pain and suffering and medical expenses that come with pedestrian accidents can seem stressful and overwhelming. We will fight to help you get the full and fair compensation for your injuries, and so you can cover your many expenses.
Attorney Tom knows that the aftermath of a severe injury accident often causes significant financial stress and strain on victims. We firmly believe that you shouldn’t have to struggle financially due to someone else’s recklessness, which is why we only take cases on a contingency fee basis. This means that we’ll represent you without collecting any attorneys’ fees whatsoever until we win compensation for you. That’s right. You won’t have to pay us anything until we get you the compensation you deserve. If you don’t collect, we won’t collect a thing.
Have you or a loved one been injured in a pedestrian accident caused by a careless driver or another negligent party? If so, Attorney Tom‘s highly skilled and experienced personal injury lawyers are here to help. Allow us to sit down with you and discuss your case during a free, no-obligation consultation. Call (713) 244-6363 today so we can get to work at holding the responsible party accountable and recovering for you the compensation you deserve.