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Our Dallas pedestrian accident attorneys have been recovering damages for injury victims for 38 years. Our lawyers know the arguments the insurance companies will likely raise before they even raise them. Many of these accidents involve serious injuries and damages since people on foot are not protected in any form from the impact of a motor vehicle.
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Do Pedestrians Automatically Have the Right of Way?
No. The insurance company for the negligent driver that hit you is likely to argue that you were also negligent in causing the accident. They will attempt to “speed you up” while simultaneously “slowing the at-fault driver down.” The police report might say the at-fault driver was inattentive in the parking lot, but they will argue you were too.
How are Texas Pedestrian Accident Injury Claims Unique Compared to Regular Auto Accidents?
The vast majority of insurance issues and damages available in a Texas pedestrian accident injury claim are similar to those of a regular auto collision. Please visit our car accident injury claims page for detailed information that should answer most of your questions regarding your potential case. However, some things are unique to pedestrian accidents in Texas, and our attorneys have listed them below. Please click on a link to jump to each section on this page
Pedestrians Don’t “Always” Have the Right of Way
You should automatically win your injury claim right, since “pedestrians always have the right of way?”
Nothing could be further from the truth. Pedestrians don’t always have the right of way. Insurance companies can, and will if possible, suggest that you did something to contribute to the accident.
Remember: In most pedestrian injury claims the at-fault driver’s insurance company will suggest you were also responsible for the collision. They can suggest you were not paying attention, walking too quickly, entered an intersection when it was unsafe, didn’t look both ways, or attempted to cross when it was unsafe.
How Can Our Dallas Pedestrian Accident Attorneys Help if You Were Injured?
Our lawyers have been helping clients obtain financial recoveries for injuries sustained in accidents for 38 years. Our attorneys know the tactics of the insurance carriers. That’s why our in-house accident investigator will assist in developing your case under the direct supervision of your attorney.
If the police report puts you BOTH at-fault can you still obtain an injury settlement?
It depends on your percentage of fault. You can recover damages as long as you were not more than 50% responsible for the accident. Remember though that any monetary damages awarded are discounted by the percentage of fault assigned to you.
What if the Pedestrian Accident Happened at an Intersection?
You began walking through an intersection when the crosswalk sign directed you to. You automatically win right?
Wrong. The insurance company could argue you that their insured had control of the intersection or that you failed to check for oncoming vehicles before entering the intersection, among other things.
You began walking through an intersection when the crosswalk sign told you NOT to. You automatically lose right?
Not necessarily. You can potentially contend you had control over the intersection prior to the accident. The at-fault driver can be found negligent if it is determined a reasonable and prudent driver would have avoided hitting you.
Remember: In the above scenario the insurance company would, of course, argue you were comparatively negligent.
What if the Pedestrian Accident Happened in a Parking Lot?
You were hit by an automobile in a parking lot. You automatically win right?
No. The insurance carrier for the at-fault driver could argue that you were not paying attention to your surroundings and that a reasonable person would have seen a car or truck backing up.
Does it matter if the collision caused you to fall to the ground or not?
It can. If a collision didn’t knock you down to the ground the insurance company could argue that it would be impossible for a person to be injured in such an accident. In addition, impacts where the victim has been knocked to the ground often involve more significant injuries.
Obtaining Medical Treatment in a Texas Pedestrian Accident Injury Claim
If you were injured in a Texas pedestrian accident and don’t have health insurance or can’t afford your co-pays and deductibles can you still receive medical attention?
Yes. Our Dallas pedestrian accident attorneys work with a variety of medical providers who agree to delay requesting payment for the services they render until your injury claim has settled. This allows you to focus on recovering instead of worrying about how you are going to pay for your medical bills.
What type of medical providers do your Dallas pedestrian accident lawyers work with?
Our attorneys work with orthopedic surgeons, medical doctors including pain management doctors and neurologists, chiropractors, surgical facilities, anesthesiologists, MRI facilities, radiology facilities, pharmacies, and hospitals in Dallas, Plano, Frisco, Fort Worth and all across North Texas.
What if surgery is needed after a Texas pedestrian accident?
Our Dallas injury lawyers have assisted countless injured victims who required a surgery to recover from injuries sustained in accidents. The possibility of surgery, however, is dependent on adequate automobile insurance coverage being available.
How Can Our Dallas Pedestrian Accident Lawyers Help?
Our attorneys will make sure all available insurance proceeds are at play. In fact, the majority of potential insurance claims will be established at the onset of your case to make sure it progresses as smoothly as possible.
The typical injury lawyer contingency fee on Texas pedestrian accident injury claims not requiring the filing of a lawsuit is 33.3%
Normally 33.3% of the gross settlement proceeds obtained on behalf of the client goes to paying attorney fees. But our lawyers only charge 29%. This discount can equate to thousands more going into your pocket instead of an attorney’s.
Contact our pedestrian accident attorneys in Dallas, Plano, Frisco, or Fort Worth
Get a free consultation now in Dallas, Plano, Frisco, Fort Worth or anywhere in North Texas. Our lawyers will discuss the specifics of your injury claim with you and explain how we can get the maximum compensation you may deserve! Call (214) 747-5240 now for help!