Pedestrian Accident Lawyer in Beaumont, TX

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Beaumont Pedestrian Accident Attorney

Fighting for the Rights of Injured Pedestrians

When most people think about auto accidents, they generally do not consider people walking on foot. However a Beaumont pedestrian accident attorney will tell you that common collisions don't just involve two or more vehicles.

A decent amount of car accidents just involve one motorist. Further, these types of accidents can commonly cause significant damage and horrible injuries. This is particularly true when the collision involves a pedestrian.

If you have been injured in a pedestrian accident, the Beaumont pedestrian accident attorneys at Dunk Law Firm understand that you are experiencing a challenging time. Medical costs are accumulating, you're off of work, and you're hurt and in pain. Further, you may be receiving calls from a car insurance provider and you don't know what to do.

The good news is that we are here to help. The attorneys at Dunk Law Firm have been handling pedestrian accident claims for several years with great success. If you have a case, we are prepared and willing to fight for you.

What Are Common Causes of Beaumont Pedestrian Accidents in Beaumont?

Motorists have a duty of care while operating their vehicles that extend to more than just other vehicles. Motorists need to also keep a lookout for the more defenseless individuals on the roads, such as motorcyclists, pedestrians, and bicyclists. Here are the primary causes:

If a motorist does not pay close enough attention-- or their driving is impaired for any other reason-- they may seriously injure or kill a pedestrian unintentionally.

In order to fully comprehend how serious pedestrian accidents are and how to avoid them, we also need to understand what leads to pedestrian accidents.

Some leading causes of accidents involving pedestrians include:

  • Turning and merging accidents
  • Leaving a parking lot or driveway
  • Failure to yield
  • Exceso de velocidad
  • DUI
  • Bad weather
  • Delivery truck accidents
  • Loading and unloading bus and rail passengers
  • Conducción distraída

How Can I Prevent Pedestrian Accidents?

Although it is impossible to account for the actions of those around you, there are a number of things you can do to help avoid becoming the victim of a pedestrian accident.

Here are a number of safety measures to take to avoid getting struck by a car as a pedestrian:

  • Cross the street in designated crosswalks
  • Look for cars in all directions, including those turning left or right
  • At stop light intersections, only cross when you have a walk signal
  • When crossing the street, be defensive and assume the motorist doesn't see you
  • Try to make eye contact with the motorist to make sure that you know for sure that they see you
  • Never cross midblock, particularly when walking on busy city streets or roads with several lanes
  • Walk on sidewalks whenever they are available
  • Stay alert at all times. Try to limit distractions on your phone
  • Just use one earbud at a time so you don't lose all sense of hearing
  • Don't attempt to beat traffic. If you think that you need to run or speed up, you are cutting it too close
  • Wear bright and reflective clothing after dark
  • Watch for cars entering or exiting driveways and parking garages or reversing in parking lots

What Should I Do If I'm Injured in a Beaumont Pedestrian Accident?

Understanding what to do after you are hit by a car while on foot is necessary to make sure that you can preserve your rights and legal options in case you are seriously hurt or have other damages.

  • Call the police and file a report
  • Make a note of witness information at the scene
  • Take photos and video of the accident scene
  • Collect as much of your own evidence as possible, including names, police reports, and so on
  • Seek medical attention right away
  • Call a pedestrian accident attorney
  • Do not speak with a car insurance company until you've had a meeting with an attorney

As increasingly more individuals rely on either public transportation or walking as an alternative to commuting by vehicle, more pedestrians end up on the public roads. This is especially true in urban locations like Beaumont, where individuals commonly walk from bus stops, "L" stops, or rail stations to their homes or places of employment.

Too frequently, pedestrians are struck by motorists that are too distracted to see them crossing the street or walking behind a car. And when this occurs, it will be the pedestrian, not the driver, who pays the price.

The pedestrian injury attorneys at Dunk Law Firm have comprehensive experience working with those that are injured in this kind of accident. We can pursue a personal injury claim on your behalf, or a wrongful death case on behalf of a loved one that has been killed in a pedestrian accident in Beaumont or any other of the surrounding neighborhoods.

What kinds of compensation can I get if I win in a Beaumont pedestrian accident claim?

If you reach a settlement or the court rules in your favor, you can get compensation for losses related to your pedestrian accident and injuries, including:

  • Medical treatment costs
  • Lost income
  • Estimated future medical treatment expenses
  • Estimated future lost income
  • Physical pain and suffering
  • Psychological pain and suffering
  • Decreased quality of life
  • And more

A Beaumont pedestrian accident is a life-altering occurrence when victims sustained severe injuries. Get in touch with a knowledgeable Beaumont pedestrian accident lawyer today who can help you receive the compensation you are entitled to.

Contact the Pedestrian Accident Lawyers at Dunk Law Firm

If you or somebody close to you has experienced an accident as a pedestrian, visit our firm for a free, no-obligation consultation. These can be very challenging cases, and choosing a law firm familiar with the matters involved in pedestrian accidents in the Beaumont area is your best option for getting the compensation you deserve.

Our Beaumont pedestrian accident attorneys have a proven record of success in litigating personal injury and wrongful death cases on behalf of clients and loved ones coping with the tragedy of a serious or fatal accident.

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