Pedestrian Accident Attorneys in Arcola, TX
Arcola – as is true of many growing Texas cities – is still working toward being pedestrian-friendly. Many people in Arcola drive to their destinations as opposed to walking or taking other forms of transport, and many roads are not designed for use by pedestrians. Furthermore, sharing the road with pedestrians and looking out for them crossing roadways and in busy sections of the city. This explains why hundreds of pedestrians sustain injuries annually here after being hit by a motorist, some of them fatally.
Numerous accidents can be prevented if drivers learned to be more careful on roads and respect the rights of other road users.Texas laws protect the rights of pedestrians and other road users from negligent and/or malicious motorists and allow you to file claims for damages incurred from negligence-based accidents. All you need to do is have enough evidence to prove fault.
We know that filing and following through with an accident claim all on your own can be daunting, and that is where we come in. We’re ready to evaluate your claim at no cost and we offer personalized services for accidents of every type.
Our Arcola pedestrian accident attorneys will help you with the following:
- Receiving the medical attention you immediately need
- Evaluating your claim; we offer a no-obligation consultation at no cost
- Explain your legal options to you and safeguarding your rights
- Investigating your claim and securing and evaluating evidence
- Collecting medical and police reports
- Proving fault/liability
- Filling necessary claims on your behalf, on time
- Aggressively negotiating with responsible insurers to get you a worthy settlement
- Offering expert courtroom representation when the need arises
- Updating you on case progress throughout the filing process
How Much Is a Pedestrian Accident Claim Worth?
Vehicles weigh thousands of pounds and, upon striking a pedestrian, can result in serious injuries, including:
- Traumatic Brain Injury
- Soft tissue damage
- Spinal cord injuries
Handling such injuries and more would call for emergency treatment, long hospitalization, extensive rehabilitation, assistive medical devices, and frequent checkups. In some cases, a victim may not be in a position to return to work or school after their accident. Family members may lose benefits, care, and financial earnings formerly provided by the victim, and in the event of death, funeral and burial expenses may be incurred.
Our goal is to return you and your family to the status – both physical and financial – that you enjoyed before the crash. No one can bring back a lost loved one or completely rehabilitate permanent injuries, but our aggressive negotiations will help you win the financial compensation you deserve to help get you back on your feet.
We will seek compensation for you for all of the following:
- All medical expenses incurred – projected and current bills incurred as a result of the accident
- Lost earning capacity and lost wages
- Scarring and disfigurement
- Permanent impairment
- Mental anguish
- Loss of company and consortium
- Pain and suffering
- Emotional distress
- Burial and funeral costs
- The potential loss of insurance
Punitive Damages for a Pedestrian Accident
In some cases, punitive damages may be sought. These are meant to punish the at-fault party who engaged in willful misconduct such as drunk driving or other egregious actions or a driver who was grossly negligent and caused injuries or harm to innocent victims.
Can a Pedestrian Who Was Partially At Fault Recover Damages?
As a pedestrian, it is possible that you partially contributed to your pedestrian accident. You may have walked onto the road before a traffic light allowed you to do so or crossed the middle of the road other than using a crosswalk. Texas applies modified negligence laws to pedestrian accidents. Known as proportionate liability law, these laws prevent people who contributed to more than 50% of an accident from receiving compensation. Only if an at-fault driver contributed to more than 50% of your accident will he/she will be held liable for damages. However, the amount you receive will be reduced based on the amount of fault attributed to you. This means that if you were at 20% fault, you will only receive 80% of the damages incurred as compensation.
Insurance adjusters take advantage of this contributory rule and will try assigning blame or fault on you. Without the right legal representation, you may lose compensation you are otherwise entitled to.
Why Choose our Team?
- Personalized services that suit your exact accident needs
- Our lawyers believe in family values, integrity, and respect, and treat each victim accordingly
- Visible results – We have been Arcola’s local, go-to attorney team for many years
- You pay nothing until your case is won
- Free, no-obligation case evaluations and consultations to help you understand your rights and responsibilities right after an accident
Don’t Take Chances! We Are Here to Help
Our lawyers are available on standby to help you navigate the complexities of insurance policies, auto accidents, and local road laws. We will help you seek compensation for all injuries, lost wages, property damage, and emotional trauma you incurred after a pedestrian accident. Call us now at 713-677-2159 now for a free and private consultation with an expert in pedestrian accident law.
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