Denton Pedestrian Accident Lawyers
The state of Texas has a serious problem with pedestrian accidents. In the year 2017 there were:
- 614 pedestrians killed in pedestrian accidents
- 1,144 suspected serious injuries from pedestrian accidents
- 2,312 non-serious injuries from pedestrian accidents
These numbers paint a harsh picture about the dangers pedestrians face when walking along the roads in Denton. Pedestrians stand next to no chance when hit by a motor vehicle. You will likely need compensation to deal with medical bills or funeral costs after a pedestrian accident.
Situations that Lead to Pedestrian Accidents
There are many reasons for pedestrian accidents. Some accidents are caused by drivers that are:
- Breaking the Law
- Driving Dangerously
Pedestrians have the right of way in crosswalks, but this right is often ignored by drivers. It only takes one mistake or moment of aggressive driving to leave a pedestrian with serious injuries.
Determining Fault in a Pedestrian Accident
Many people believe that blame for a pedestrian accident should be easily placed on the motor vehicle driver. Unfortunately, this is not always the case. Many times, the driver’s insurance company will try to blame the pedestrian for the accident.
This type of accusation may be especially common if a commercial vehicle hit you. Commercial trucks and buses, or even Uber and Lyft drivers, are protected by incredibly powerful insurance companies. They can attempt to get out of compensating you by claiming the accident was your fault.
Our team of pedestrian accident lawyers knows how insurance companies operate. We’ll protect you from their attacks while investigating the accident to get facts about exactly what happened.
Note that, due to the laws in Texas, you may also be entitled to some compensation even if you were partially to blame for the accident. As long as you are not more than 49% responsible, you can get some damages for your medical bills.
Compensation for Pedestrian Accidents in Denton
Pedestrians injured by motor vehicle drivers are often saddled with high medical bills. You may also lose wages if you are unable to work after an accident. We will fight to get you compensation for all of these losses, so you can move forward with your life.
Depending on your situation, you may also be entitled to payment for:
- Mental anguish
- Pain and suffering
- Physical impairments
Our legal team will focus on recording all of the damaging effects of your pedestrian accident. It is our belief that you deserve the amount of compensation possible for the injuries and distress you suffered during your accident.
You should also be aware that you may be entitled to additional damages if you lost a loved one in a pedestrian accident. Wrongful death cases can be emotionally draining and difficult to win. We offer compassionate support to our clients who must deal with this terrible burden.
Settlements and Court Decisions for Pedestrian Accident Cases
Pedestrian accident suits can be resolved in a number of ways. In some cases, we may be able to negotiate with the driver or their insurance company. We’ll fight to ensure these negotiations end in a settlement that offers you fair payment for your medical bills.
If the insurance company refuses to treat you fairly, we will take them to court for you. We have experience winning courtroom cases for our clients. We promise to work tirelessly for you, and it is our policy to accept no payment for legal fees unless we win your case or bring you a settlement.
We’ll Fight to Win Your Pedestrian Accident Suit
Dealing with a pedestrian accident on your own can quickly become overwhelming. You don’t have to fight with the driver that hit you, or their insurance company. We’ll take over all legal matters for you so you can focus on healing. You can start getting the professional advice you need today with one of our FREE consultations.
Contact us by completing our online contact form or calling (469) 998-4069 to get fair compensation for your pain and suffering.
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