Pedestrian Accident in Houston, TX

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Houston Pedestrian Accident Attorney

Fighting for the Rights of Injured Pedestrians

When most people think about car accidents, they generally do not think of individuals walking on foot. However a Houston pedestrian accident lawyer will tell you that common collisions do not just involve two or more vehicles.

A fair amount of car accidents only involve one motorist. Further, these types of accidents can commonly cause significant damage and horrendous injuries. This is particularly accurate when the accident involves a pedestrian.

If you have been injured in a pedestrian accident, the Houston pedestrian accident lawyers at Dunk Law Firm realize that you are going through a challenging time. Medical bills are piling up, you're out of work, and you're hurt and in pain. Additionally, you may be getting calls from a car insurance provider and you do not 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 many years with great success. If you have a case, we are ready and ready to defend you.

What Are Common Causes of Houston Pedestrian Accidents in Houston?

Drivers have a duty of care while driving their vehicles that includes more than just other vehicles. Motorists must also keep a lookout for the more unprotected people on the roads, such as motorcyclists, pedestrians, and bicyclists. Here are the main causes:

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

In order to totally understand how serious pedestrian accidents are and how to prevent them, we also need to understand what leads to pedestrian accidents.

Some major causes of accidents involving pedestrians include:

  • Turning and merging accidents
  • Leaving a parking lot or driveway
  • Failing 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.

Listed here are many precautions to take to avoid getting hit by a car as a pedestrian:

  • Cross the street in designated crosswalks
  • Look for vehicles 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
  • Attempt to make eye contact with the motorist to make sure that you know for sure that they see you
  • Never cross midblock, particularly when traveling on busy urban streets or roads with several lanes
  • Walk on sidewalks whenever they are available
  • Stay alert at all times. Try to reduce distractions on your phone
  • Just use one earbud at a time so you don't lose all sense of hearing
  • Do not try to beat traffic. If you feel like you need to jog or speed up, you are cutting it too close
  • Wear bright and reflective apparel after dark
  • Watch for vehicles entering or exiting driveways and parking garages or reversing in parking lots

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

Knowing what to do after you are struck by a vehicle while walking is necessary to make sure that you can protect 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 pictures and video of the accident scene
  • Collect 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 with an auto insurance company until you've had a consultation with a lawyer

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

Too frequently, pedestrians are struck by drivers that are too distracted to see them crossing the street or walking behind a car. 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 extensive experience working with those who are hurt in this type of accident. We can seek a personal injury claim on your behalf, or a wrongful death suit on behalf of a loved one who has been killed in a pedestrian accident in Houston or any other of the surrounding communities.

What kinds of compensation can I receive if I prevail in a Houston pedestrian accident claim?

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

  • Medical treatment costs
  • Lost wages
  • Estimated future medical treatment costs
  • Estimated future lost income
  • Physical pain and suffering
  • Emotional pain and suffering
  • Reduced quality of life
  • And more

A Houston pedestrian accident is a life-altering occurrence when victims suffer serious injuries. Get in touch with an experienced Houston pedestrian accident lawyer today who can help you get the compensation you are entitled to.

Contact the Pedestrian Accident Lawyers at Dunk Law Firm

If you or someone close to you has experienced an accident as a pedestrian, visit our firm for a free, no-obligation consultation. These can be very complex cases, and hiring a law firm familiar with the matters involved in pedestrian accidents in the Houston area is your best choice for receiving the compensation you are entitled to.

Our Houston pedestrian accident attorneys have a proven history of success in litigating personal injury and wrongful death cases on behalf of individuals and families coping with the tragedy of a severe or fatal accident.

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