Pedestrians injured by oncoming motorists often require intensive medical care, miss work for months on end (or never return), and otherwise suffer a great deal of pain and hardship. If you are an injured pedestrian, a San Angelo pedestrian accident lawyer from The Mathis Law Firm is ready to fight for you. Contact us today so we can get started working on your case.
Pedestrian Accident Lawyer | Fighting for Injured Pedestrians in Texas
Were you hurt as a pedestrian? If so, you need to understand that you may have legal recourse. By speaking with a San Angelo, Texas auto accident lawyer who has a deep understanding of the law and the inner workings of pedestrian injury cases, you drastically increase your chances of recovering the financial compensation you need to help you deal with the economic and non-economic damages you’ve incurred.
Pedestrian Collision Causes
Auto crashes involving pedestrians happen for a variety of reasons, though, typically, someone is to blame. While it’s true that both pedestrians and motorists have to obey the rules of the road, in most cases, these collisions are caused by negligent drivers. That said, just some of the most common causes of these accidents are as follows:
- Poorly marked or fading crosswalks
- Poor visibility, such as obstructions from vegetation or dim lighting
- Taking eyes off the road (i.e. distracted driving)
- 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
Common Pedestrian Injuries
Pedestrians can sustain a broad range of injuries when struck by motor vehicles. Sometimes, these injuries are permanent and drastically alter the course of a person’s life. Some of the most commonly sustained injuries in pedestrian collisions are as follows:
- Traumatic brain injuries
- Disfigurement or scarring
- Loss of limb
- Spinal injuries/paralysis
- Broken bones or sprains
- Road rash
Getting Your Compensation
After sustaining an injury as a pedestrian, you will need to hire a pedestrian accident lawyer who can help you satisfy the burden of proof in your personal injury claim. Simply put, we’ll have to prove 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
Be sure to file your injury claim within two years of the date you were hurt, in accordance with Texas’ statute of limitations. Our firm is prepared to listen to your story and begin fighting for your rightful compensation today.
Contact a Pedestrian Accident Lawyer Today
Injured pedestrians can feel confident in their decision to turn to The Mathis Law Firm for help through each phase of the process. Contact us today to schedule your free case evaluation with our dedicated legal team.