If you've been injured in an auto accident as a pedestrian or bicyclist in Dallas-Fort Worth, you undoubtedly feel wronged. You're left with painful injuries, missed work days and mounting medical bills. Not to mention, dealing with the insurance companies after your accident is a confusing, daunting task.
Attorney Mark Anderson has been helping pedestrian accident victims in North Texas for over 20 years.
Award-Winning Pedestrian Accident Attorney
The Anderson Law Firm's founder Attorney Mark Anderson is well known all across North Texas as a highly recognized pedestrian and bicycle accident attorney. Most notably, Mark was named a Top Attorney by Fort Worth Magazine for his work in injury law, and he's consistently recognized as a Super Lawyer by Thompson Reuters. His office, the Anderson Law Firm, is rated A+ by the Better Business Bureau. Mark is Board-Certified in Personal Injury Trial Law in Texas.
Who Needs to Hire a Lawyer?
If you've never hired a lawyer before, you might be wondering, "What will an attorney do for me? Do I even need one?" You will benefit from hiring a lawyer if you:
- Were hit by a car or bicyclist as a pedestrian
- Don't have health insurance after a wreck and can't afford to get treatment
- Have never handled a claim before and feel confused about what to do next
- Tried handling the claim on your own but encountered trouble with the insurance adjuster
- Received an unfair settlement offer from the insurance company
- Want a professional to ensure you win everything you deserve to cover the cost of your accident
If you were in an accident that wasn't your fault and suffered injuries as a result, you will benefit from having a personal injury attorney handling your case. The reason is simple. After being hit by a car, you're going to have to convince the other driver's insurance company to pay you the money you deserve for your medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering. However, insurance adjusters are trained to pay you as little money as possible. It's how insurance companies make money.
Having a lawyer on your side evens the playing field. Here at the Anderson Law Firm, we have over 25 years of experience winning money for hurt accident victims in the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex. We know exactly how to set up your case, and we handle everything for you.
What Our Personal Injury Firm Can Do For You
We'll give your case the immediate attention it requires.
It's important to quickly gather evidence at the crash site and to interview witnesses, especially since police reports are often vague and evidence washes away quickly. Our in-house investigator will collect the information needed to create a strong case for you.
We'll help you get the medical care you need.
Whenever a pedestrian is involved in an auto accident, there are sure to be injuries -- often devastating ones. What defense do you have against thousands of pounds of metal, anyway? If you're lucky enough to survive, you'll likely need serious medical treatment to recover -- we can help you get it.
We'll fight for your pedestrian rights.
It is vital to know your rights as a pedestrian. If you were traveling within the law when you were hit by a car, the person who hurt you is clearly responsible for paying for your injuries. However, it can be tricky to determine your rights.
We'll get you the compensation you deserve.
If you're hit by a car as a pedestrian or bicyclist, medical bills can quickly mount up. Some estimates of what it can cost to get treatment after a serious injury include:
- $1,200 for an ambulance
- $8,000 for emergency room admission, diagnostic tests, treatment and prescriptions
- $36,000 for emergency spinal-fusion surgery
- $50,000 for hospital admission for five days following the accident
- $27,000 for additional spinal fusion surgery
- $12,000 in follow-ups and consultations with specialists and medical doctors
- $6,000 for in-home nursing assistance for one month following release from the hospital
- $14,000 for physical therapy, 3 times per week, for 16 weeks
Unfortunately, it's difficult – if not impossible – to get the driver's insurance company to treat you right, especially if you have thousands of dollars in medical bills. We have years' experience fighting for pedestrian rights, and we'll make sure you get the compensation you deserve.
How Does It Work?
Schedule Your Free Consultation
First, you'll schedule your free consultation with our firm. When you come to our office, we'll listen to your story and get all the facts of the case, then form a plan to get you the medical care you need. From there, we'll gather evidence to build your case against the other driver and start our battle to win you everything you deserve to cover the cost of the accident.
You Pay Zero Upfront Costs
If you choose to hire our firm, there are no costs upfront. Instead, we work on a contingency basis, meaning we take a percentage of the money we win for you once you're satisfied with the results and your case is complete.
We Set You Up with Doctors
Even if you don't have health insurance, you shouldn't be left to suffer. We work with a network of doctors we trust who can get you the care you need now, and defer payment until later (after we've won your case and the money needed to pay these bills).
We Handle Everything, Giving You Updates Along the Way
You'll be assigned a case manager who is there to answer questions every step of the way. As your case progresses, we'll keep you updated on its status and check in with you to see how you're healing, but we handle all the paperwork, evidence-gathering and negotiations. Your only job is to get better.
Once You're Healed, We Fight the Insurance Company
After you're fully recovered from the accident, we'll gather all your medical bills, photo documentation, police reports and other evidence and bring it to the insurance company to demand a fair settlement. Attorney Mark Anderson has over 25 years of experience negotiating with insurance adjusters, and he won't let an adjuster lowball us. If at the end of negotiations we still don't believe the insurance company is offering you fair compensation, we'll file a lawsuit.
Filing a Lawsuit
In addition to our attorneys, we have a full litigation team trained to bring your case to court. We've won millions of dollars for our clients over the years, and we are confidant in our ability to bring justice to hurt accident victims.
Different Types of Injuries Means Different Settlement Amounts
Pedestrian and bicycle injuries can bring serious injuries. Unlike car accidents where the injured victim at least had the vehicle as protection, pedestrians and bicyclists are exposed to any danger that comes their way, whether it be a drunk driver or a speeding 18-wheeler. Due to the wide range of injuries that pedestrians and bicyclists can sustain, the injuries involved can bring about a large settlement offer if the accident was very serious. For instance, a pedestrian who was hit by a car and suffered a broken foot can have a lower settlement amount when compared to a pedestrian who required reconstructive shoulder surgery as a result of being hit by a truck. Both of these cases are equally important, but as you can tell, one involved an injury that was more severe than another. For this reason it is difficult to provide clients with an estimated settlement amount. Regardless, we treat injured victims of pedestrian and bicycle accidents with the care they deserve, and we make sure that each client receives a settlement offer that covers their accident-related medicals expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering, and more.
From Our Victories: $850,000 for Pedestrian Who Was Hit by Truck, Lost Her Leg
Unfortunately, pedestrian-versus-vehicle wrecks are more common than you might think. I've seen all kinds of pedestrian-car accident cases, from bikers on the road to children crossing crosswalks to pet owners walking their dogs. For our client Emily, it was a scooter versus an 18-wheeler.
18-Wheeler Wrecks Are Serious
Emily was waiting to cross the street on her scooter in Fort Worth when a big rig attempted to make a turn in front of her. Instead, the 18-wheeler driver missed his turn and ran Emily over. Emily and her scooter were dragged beneath the back wheels of the trailer before the truck driver even noticed.
Emily was rushed to the hospital and after intensive treatment, the doctors knew they had to amputate her leg.
Emily came to us a different person than she was before the wreck. She felt like the trucker had stolen a piece of her life. Her mobility, her happiness, her self-image and her health were all damaged in the accident. We're glad she came to us. Not only did Emily deserve money to pay for her medical bills, but she also deserved compensation for her pain, suffering and loss of life enjoyment. We were prepared to fight to win her that compensation.
We immediately filed a lawsuit against the trucking company. We were firm and aggressive in our actions, and we fought hard to win Emily the money she deserved. While no amount of money will ever bring back Emily's leg, our aim was to win her a verdict that would cover every penny in past and future medical expenses, as well as to compensate her for her injuries, both mental and physical. In the end, we successfully obtained $850,000 on Emily's behalf.
Net settlement to client after expenses: $559,309.38
Schedule Your Free Case Review Today
Mark has successfully handled a wide variety of lawsuits involving injuries to pedestrians. Call us now or contact us online to schedule your free case review today.