If you were injured as a pedestrian, you may want to consider your legal options. Do not hesitate to reach out to our skilled San Angelo, Texas pedestrian accident lawyer to discuss the details of your case and the best course of action for you. By speaking with a dedicated legal team member that has a deep understanding of the law and the inner workings of pedestrian injury cases, you dramatically improve your chances of recovering the financial compensation you need to help you deal with the economic and non-economic damages you have sustained.
What are the common ways that pedestrian injuries can occur in Texas?
Auto collisions affecting pedestrians can occur for a number of reasons, though, generally, there is an individual to blame. While it’s true that both pedestrians and motorists have to follow the rules of the road, in most circumstances, these collisions are a result of negligent drivers. With that being said, just some of the most common causes of these accidents include the following:
- Taking eyes off the road (i.e. distracted driving)
- Poorly marked or fading crosswalks
- Poor visibility, such as obstructions from vegetation or dim lighting
- Driving while impaired by alcohol or drugs
- Failing to stop at stop signs
- Pedestrians walking in prohibited areas
- Ignoring traffic lights or crosswalk signals
- Taking unsafe turns
- Failure to yield the right-of-way to pedestrians
What types of injuries can be sustained as a pedestrian?
Pedestrians can undergo a broad range of injuries when struck by motor vehicles. In some instances, these injuries are permanent and significantly change the course of a person’s life. Some of the most commonly sustained injuries in pedestrian collisions include, but are not limited to, the following:
- Traumatic brain injuries
- Disfigurement or scarring
- Loss of limb
- Spinal injuries/paralysis
- Broken bones or sprains
- Road rash
How to obtain compensation after a pedestrian injury?
After sustaining an injury as a pedestrian, you will need to retain the services of a pedestrian accident lawyer who can help you fulfill the burden of proof in your personal injury claim. Essentially, we will have to establish that you were injured as a result of someone else’s negligence, typically, in this case, another motorist. We can prove your personal injury claim through the following, among other forms of evidence:
- Traffic camera footage
- Witness testimony
- Medical documents
- Police reports
- Pictures of the incident
It is important to recognize that you should file your injury claim within two years of the date you were injured, in accordance with Texas’ statute of limitations. Our firm is ready to listen to your situation and begin fighting for the compensation you need and deserve to move forward and heal.
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