Texas Pedestrian Accidents Lawyers
They say everything is bigger in Texas, even the highways and cars. With nearly 83% of the state’s population holding driver’s licenses, Texas cities are dangerous places to be a pedestrian. In fact, 1,470 people were seriously injured in pedestrian accidents in the Lone Star State in 2021, according to the Texas Department of Transportation.
Without any protection in an accident involving a pedestrian and a car, the road to recovery for the pedestrian can be long. Our compassionate and knowledgeable lawyers at The Button Law Firm are ready to advocate for you and your family anywhere in Texas after a pedestrian accident. We will help you get justice and seek the compensation you deserve to assist with your medical and other expenses so you can move forward. Give us a call at 214-699-4409 or submit a contact form here for a free consultation.
Common Causes of Pedestrian Accidents
Driver behavior was one of the top causes of car accidents involving pedestrians in Texas last year. This is simply unacceptable because bad behavior while driving is easily preventable to keep our roads and the innocent people who walk alongside them safe. The most common causes of pedestrian accidents include the following:
- Distracted driving
- Drivers failing to yield the right of way to pedestrians
- Drunk driving
- Reckless driving, including running red lights and turning at intersections without looking
- Unmaintained vehicles
Types of Pedestrian Injuries
As you can imagine, injuries caused by pedestrian-related accidents are typically severe since pedestrians are vulnerable without any sort of protection like cars provide drivers and passengers. Common injuries from a collision with a vehicle include:
- Broken bones
- Damaged and punctured organs
- Head injuries, including traumatic brain injuries (TBI)
- Spinal cord injuries
Tragically, pedestrian accidents often result in catastrophic injuries, since the body is no match against a vehicle traveling at a fast speed. Pedestrian deaths account for 1 in 5 traffic fatalities in Texas, according to the Texas Department of Transportation. In fact, there was 15% increase in pedestrian fatalities in 2021. This is a serious and sad issue impacting many families across our state.
Pedestrian Accident Claims and Damages
As we already shared, injuries resulting from a pedestrian accident are usually serious, leaving you with mounting medical bills. If you have been injured, you have a right to file a claim to seek compensation, also known as damages, and hold the negligent party accountable. The personal injury attorneys at The Button Law Firm are dedicated to helping our clients file claims that also make communities safer for pedestrians.
At The Button Law Firm, we don’t charge you or collect any upfront fees to get started on your case. We work on contingency. This way, you can focus on recovering from your injuries while we focus on advocating and fighting for you. Following a pedestrian accident, you may be eligible for compensation to cover:
- Medical expenses
- Pain and suffering
- Lost wages from missing work while seeking medical treatment and healing
- Future expenses to manage injuries
- Diminished quality of life
As we previously noted, pedestrian deaths now account for every 1 in 5 traffic fatalities in Texas. If the unspeakable happens to your family as a result of a pedestrian accident, our team of Texas Super Lawyer-rated attorneys will fight to help your family get justice and compensation to cover:
- Funeral expenses
- Medical expenses
- Other unexpected costly fees
All claims in Texas must be filed within two years of the incident per state laws. At The Button Law Firm, we don’t charge you or collect any upfront fees to get started on your case. Give our Texas pedestrian accident attorneys a call at 214-699-4409 or submit a contact form here to discuss your situation, and we can advise you on the best course of action after a pedestrian accident.
How Our Texas Pedestrian Accident Lawyers Can Help You
Dealing with medical providers and insurance companies after a pedestrian accident can be tricky, as there are many different policies. And, the mounting medical bills you’ll have to pay can be overwhelming. Having our experienced and compassionate personal injury legal team on your side will make all the difference.
We understand what you and your family can experience after a pedestrian accident and will be your partner every step of the way by listening to you, answering your questions, and keeping you updated on your case. And we will even deal with the insurance companies, so you don’t have to. All of our attorneys at The Button Law Firm are recognized on the prestigious Texas Super Lawyers list, and we will fight for you so that you can focus on your recovery and path to reclaiming your life. We have teams in Dallas, Houston, and Midland, so give us a call at 214-699-4409 or submit a contact form here for a free consultation on a pedestrian accident claim.
Frequently Asked Questions About Helping You with a Pedestrian Accident Claim
Is there a time limit to file a claim?
In Texas, people who have been injured have two years to file a claim. There are some exceptions to this time limit, so contact our team of experts today at 214-699-4409 or fill out a contact form, and we can determine how the legal statutes impact your case.
How much does it cost to file a claim?
At The Button Law Firm, we don’t charge you or collect any upfront fees to get started on your case. We work on contingency. This way, you can focus on healing from your injuries while we focus on advocating and fighting for you. Call us at 214-699-4409 or fill out a contact form to get started.
Who do you represent?
We advocate for adults and children in Texas who have experienced severe injuries following a pedestrian accident. With offices in Dallas, Houston, and Midland, we are ready to help you and your family anywhere in the Lone Star State.
How can I file a claim?
Simply contact our team by calling 214-699-4409 or filling out a contact form, and we can determine the best way to help you.
Why should I work with The Button Law Firm?
We are dedicated to helping adults and children in Texas who have been severely injured. Our team is ready to listen to you, advocate for you, and help you hold negligent parties accountable. See what past clients have to say about working with us on their legal matters.