Pedestrian Accident in Dallas, TX

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Dallas Pedestrian Accident Lawyer

Fighting for the Rights of Injured Pedestrians

When most people think of car accidents, they usually don't think of people walking on foot. However a Dallas pedestrian accident attorney will tell you that common accidents do not just involve two or more vehicles.

A decent percentage of automobile accidents just involve one driver. Furthermore, these kinds of accidents can often result in significant damage and horrible injuries. This is particularly accurate when the accident involves a pedestrian.

If you have been injured in a pedestrian accident, the Dallas pedestrian accident attorneys at Dunk Law Firm realize that you are going through a difficult time. Medical bills are piling up, you're out of work, and you're hurt and in pain. Also, you may be getting calls from an auto insurance company 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 cases for many years with great success. If you have a case, we are prepared and ready to fight for you.

What Are Common Causes of Dallas Pedestrian Accidents in Dallas?

Motorists have a duty of care while driving their cars that includes more than just other cars. Drivers need to also keep a lookout for the more vulnerable individuals on the roads, such as motorcyclists, pedestrians, and bicyclists. Here are the main reasons:

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

In order to totally understand how significant pedestrian accidents are and how to avoid them, we also have to understand what leads to pedestrian accidents.

Some leading causes of accidents involving pedestrians include:

  • Turning and merging accidents
  • Exiting 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 Avoid Pedestrian Accidents?

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

Listed here are a number of precautions to take to avoid getting struck by a vehicle 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 driver does not see you
  • Attempt to make eye contact with the motorist so that you know for sure that they see you
  • Never cross midblock, especially when walking on busy city streets or roads with several lanes
  • Walk on sidewalks whenever they are accessible
  • 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
  • Do not attempt to beat traffic. If you feel like 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 backing up in parking lots

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

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

  • Call the authorities and file a report
  • Note witness information at the scene
  • Take photos and video of the accident scene
  • Gather as much of your own evidence as possible, including names, police reports, etc
  • Seek medical attention right away
  • Call a pedestrian accident attorney
  • Do not speak to an auto insurance company until you've had a consultation with a lawyer

As increasingly more people rely on either public transportation or walking as an alternative to commuting by car, more pedestrians end up on the public roads. This is particularly true in urban areas like Dallas, where people frequently walk from bus stops, "L" stops, or rail stations to their homes or places of employment.

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

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

What kinds of compensation can I obtain if I win in a Dallas pedestrian accident case?

If you achieve 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 expenses
  • Lost wages
  • Estimated future medical treatment costs
  • Estimated future lost income
  • Physical pain and suffering
  • Psychological pain and suffering
  • Reduced quality of life
  • And more

A Dallas pedestrian accident is a life-altering occurrence when victims suffer serious injuries. Consult with a knowledgeable Dallas 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 someone close to you has suffered an accident as a pedestrian, visit our firm for a free, no-obligation consultation. These can be very challenging claims, and hiring a law firm knowledgeable about the issues involved in pedestrian accidents in the Dallas area is your best option for obtaining the compensation you deserve.

Our Dallas pedestrian accident lawyers have a proven record of success in litigating personal injury and wrongful death cases on behalf of individuals and loved ones living with the tragedy of a serious or fatal accident.

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