Auto-pedestrian accidents are a serious concern in Dallas, and our attorneys can help you seek justice.
Every year, about 59,000 pedestrians and joggers are seriously injured in auto-pedestrian accidents. On top of that, about 4,000 pedestrians are killed in these accidents annually. If you live in an urban area, you’re more likely to be involved in these kinds of accidents simply due to the proliferation of cars in a dense population.
Car vs. pedestrian accidents are devastating.
Clearly, accidents between a pedestrian and a motor vehicle can be devastating. These accidents often cause wrongful death, and can require a lifetime of treatment for those who survive. If such an accident was not the fault of the pedestrian, the victim (or the family of a wrongful death victim) is allowed to file a personal injury lawsuit against the person who caused the accident in order to recover the money needed for medical bills, missed work, rehabilitation, pain and suffering, and additional damages in the case of a fatality.
Here is a list of some of the common causes of automobile-pedestrian accidents:
- Intoxicated drivers: some drivers flout the rules regarding drinking and driving thanks to an underestimation of how drunk they are. Such individuals will not have the cognitive ability or reflexes to act accordingly when faced with a situation where they have to suddenly brake or swerve to avoid hitting a pedestrian.
- Distracted driving also plays a big role in these kinds of accidents. Using a mobile phone, touching up makeup or chatting with other car occupants can take away a driver’s attention from the road in front of them, making it more likely to make mistakes on the road leading to a car accident.
- Ignoring red lights due to aggressive driving or speeding is also a huge contributor to pedestrian accidents.
Consequences of an auto-pedestrian accident.
Collisions involving a pedestrian and a car can result in life changing injuries. This may include things like broken bones, brain injuries, amputations, spinal injuries, burns and permanent nerve damage. In order for you to make a full recovery, you will need expert medical care. The insurance company will only pay out what they are forced to pay, and this is why you need an experienced lawyer on your side. Our attorneys work with life care planners and rehabilitation experts in order to accurately estimate exactly how much money you will need over the course of the rest of your life.
Do NOT try to negotiate with the insurance company yourself! You will not get far, and doing so will only work to limit the potential value of your case. We’ve done this for over 20 years and we know exactly how navigate this complex process. You only get one shot at a lawsuit and you cannot afford to go into this without a team of advocates fighting for you.
Legal help is available for no up-front cost!
Your best bet at getting compensation lies in speaking to an experienced personal injury attorney in Dallas like Rasansky Law Firm. Do not sign any papers or speak to the insurance company representative; this may greatly reduce your chances at getting the compensation you need and deserve. Call us now and let us do all the work. We’ll start on your case right away.
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