Dallas Pedestrian Accident Lawyer

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If you’ve been hurt as a pedestrian in an accident, you’re undoubtedly going through a difficult time. Pedestrian accidents are serious, and often leave victims with disfigurement, disabilities, and major medical debt.

If you or a loved one was injured or killed in a pedestrian accident, don’t hesitate to give our personal injury lawyers a call. Our Dallas pedestrian accident lawyers know what it takes to fight and win in Texas injury calims.

Notable Result

Injured Pedestrian Receives compensation for accident

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We work on a no win, no fee basis, meaning that if we don’t win you fair compensation, you owe us nothing. We offer free, no obligation consultations.

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What We Can Do for You After a Pedestrian Accident in Dallas

  • We’ll Start with a Free Consultation

    After a pedestrian involved accident, you will be in pain and your bills will begin piling up. You shouldn’t be worried about legal fees too. We offer free, no-risk consults, where we will listen to you and get the facts. We will ensure that you receive the necessary medical care, and start gathering evidence. From the moment you hire us, everything we do will be to hold the negligent party accountable and obtain everything you deserve for your medical expenses, lost wages, and pain and suffering.

  • You Pay Nothing Upfront

    If you were not at fault, you should not be responsible for the cost. Our lawyers want to remove your concerns – not add to them. At Anderson Injury Lawyers, there are no costs upfront because we work on a contingency basis. When you work with us after a pedestrian involved accident, you won’t owe us anything until we win you full and fair compensation.

  • We’ll Set You Up with Doctors We Trust

    If you’ve been hurt by no fault of your own, you shouldn’t be left to suffer while your case is awaiting a result. At Anderson Injury Lawyers, we’ll work quickly to set you up with doctors who will give you the care you need when you need it. All payment is deferred until after we’ve won. These doctors will have experience treating pedestrians injured in accidents, so they’ll know how to help you heal.

  • We’ll Immediately Investigate Your Accident

    If we're going to convince an insurance company to pay what’s right after a negligent party caused you harm, words likely won’t be sufficient. We'll need to prove that the other driver was in the wrong. Since evidence like skid marks, police reports, debris, vehicle damage, and video recordings tend to disappear quickly, fast action is critical. That’s why we take investigation seriously from the beginning.

  • We’ll Fight the Insurance Company

    Insurance providers are known for making it hard to hold those they represent accountable after a serious accident. We have a deep understanding of Texas injury law, how to prove liability in pedestrian accidents, and what it takes to negotiate on your behalf. If those involved refuse to cooperate, we are not afraid to take them to court.

  • We’ll Win the Compensation You Deserve

    We are know how to evaluate the value of your injuries after a pedestrian accident in Dallas and everything that’s at stake: your physical health, your financial security, and your emotional well-being. We always pursue the maximum compensation possible and fight tirelessly for each and every client. We’ll do the same for you.

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We Handle Serious Pedestrian Accidents

As a pedestrian, you may be involved in an accident with another pedestrian, someone riding a bike, skateboard, or rollerblades, or with a motorcycle. However, the most common pedestrian accidents involve personal cars, trucks, vans, and SUVs.

Common Pedestrian Injuries

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What Causes Pedestrian Accidents?

Motorists have been known to hit a pedestrian in a crosswalk, on the side of the road, or at the bottom of their driveway. Left and right turns are particularly dangerous situations when drivers fail to look out for people crossing the street. In most circumstances, pedestrian-car accidents are the fault of the driver. We have experience handling accidents that were caused by:

  • Speeding—When a motorist drives faster than the posted limit, they are less likely to see someone crossing the street or walking on the shoulder. They’re also less likely to stop in time to avoid hitting a pedestrian.
  • Distraction—Drivers often try to multitask while behind the wheel. Phones are a common culprit but are by no means the only issue. Drivers often eat and drink, read, reach for something in the car or pay attention to passengers rather than keeping their attention on the road.
  • Fatigue—Driving while tired is just as dangerous as driving while impaired. People who drive drowsy are more likely to hit pedestrians.
  • Failure to Yield—Drivers who do not properly learn the rules of the road, or who ignore who has the right of way, are likely to collide with a pedestrian.
  • Unmarked Crosswalks—In neighborhoods with heavy pedestrian traffic, unmarked crosswalks are particularly dangerous. Walkers and joggers need convenient and safe places to cross the street. Without visible crosswalks, drivers are less likely to see people crossing the street at an intersection or midblock.
  • Unprotected Turns—At some intersections, pedestrians are given the signal to walk when no vehicles can come into their path. In other, unprotected intersections, pedestrians are given the signal to walk while vehicles may turn left and right into their path. These intersections, though very common, increase the risk of a vehicle turning into and harming a pedestrian.
  • Poorly Lit Areas—Pedestrian-vehicle collisions happen both day and night, but poorly lit areas at night are especially dangerous. Vehicles are much more likely to strike a pedestrian in unlit areas.
  • Intoxication—Drugged and drunk driving play a part in many pedestrian accidents in Dallas. Drivers who are impaired due to alcohol, prescription medication, or an illegal substance are less likely to notice a pedestrian.

Texas Pedestrian Accident Statistics

There were 5,767 crashes involving pedestrians in 2017, according to the Texas Department of Transportation. Of these, 604 were fatal crashes, which led to 614 deaths. Another 1,144 individuals suffered suspected serious injuries while there were 2,312 non-incapacitating injuries.

Also, according to the GHSA, Texas saw an increase in pedestrian accidents in 2018 compared to the year before. The preliminary figures for January through June 2018 showed Texas had 298 pedestrian deaths, an increase from 266 deaths between January and June 2017.

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Steps to Take After a Car-Pedestrian Accident

If you or a loved one were involved in a vehicle-pedestrian collision, our pedestrian accident attorneys recommend you:

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Compensation for Pedestrian Accident Injuries

After being hit by a vehicle, it is best that you speak with a lawyer as soon as possible. To begin, an attorney will thoroughly investigate the vehicle-pedestrian crash. We will gather as much evidence as we can - including the police report, photos, surveillance videos, witness statements, physical objects, records, and more.

Through an analysis of this evidence, we will determine what happened, who was directly at fault, and who is liable for compensating you. This enables us to explain the option of filing a pedestrian hit by a car lawsuit, including when to file, where to file, and who to file the lawsuit against.

During the resulting litigation and corresponding insurance claim, we will fight hard for you to receive the maximum amount of compensation possible for:

  • Past, current, and future medical bills
  • Lost wages and reduced earning capacity
  • Physical pain and suffering
  • Emotional distress and mental anguish
  • Permanent scarring and disfigurement
  • Physical limitations

Notable Result

  • $850,000 for Pedestrian Who Was Hit by Truck, Lost Her Leg

  • $312,500 Awarded to Airport Accident Victim

  • Armored Car Wreck Victim Wins $230,000 Settlement

  • $115,000 to Passenger Hurt in Fort Worth Bus Accident

  • $112,500 Settlement in Underinsured Motorist Claim

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Additional Information about pedestrian accidents

Texas’ Comparative Negligence Rule

Most pedestrian accidents are the fault of a negligent driver. However, there are times when the court or insurance company may consider a pedestrian fully or partly at fault for the accident and their injuries. Under Texas’ modified comparative negligence rule, the degree of the pedestrian’s fault may impact their claim and possible compensation.

Under comparative negligence, a pedestrian’s claim for compensation can be defeated if a court or insurer finds the pedestrian was 51% or more responsible for the accident. If you are more than half at fault, then you cannot receive any compensation for your injuries from the other negligent party.

If you are 50% or less at fault for the accident, you may still receive compensation for your injuries. However, the compensation you are initially awarded will be reduced by your percentage of responsibility.

If you are worried about being blamed for the accident and your injuries, talk with a Dallas pedestrian accident lawyer as soon as you can. At Anderson Injury Lawyers, we have addressed many comparative negligence claims over the years. We will carefully prepare to minimize any defenses involving pedestrian negligence and fight hard for you to receive the compensation you deserve.

We Handle Fatal Pedestrian Claims

Our experienced wrongful death attorneys at Anderson Injury Lawyers are here to help if your parent, spouse, child, or other relative was the victim of a fatal car-pedestrian crash. When your loved one passes away due to a motorist’s careless or reckless driving, your family may have the right to file a wrongful death lawsuit.

This suit is intended to hold the wrongdoer responsible and gives your family the chance to recover compensation for:

  • Medical bills
  • Funeral and burial costs
  • Loss of your loved one’s income
  • Loss of your loved one’s companionship, society, and love
  • Loss of parental guidance
  • Your grief and emotional distress

Call a Dallas Pedestrian Accident Lawyer Today

After incurring injuries in a vehicle-pedestrian crash or losing a loved one under these circumstances, we recommend you talk with a pedestrian accident attorney. You will benefit from partnering with a lawyer who has handled similar cases to yours before, and who is highly knowledgeable regarding Texas’ personal injury and wrongful death law.

Anderson Injury Lawyers has the knowledge and insight you need to move forward with your claim. We have a strong reputation for obtaining fair settlements or court rulings in our clients’ favor, and we’re ready to help you with your case.

To schedule a free, initial consultation of your case, contact us today at (214) 327-8000.

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If you suffered harm in an accident or any incident caused by negligence, contact Anderson Injury Lawyers right away. We offer individualized attention, over 25 years of experience, and everything you need to get everything you deserve.

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