If you or a loved one have sustained injuries in a Dallas auto-pedestrian accident, the attorneys at Rasansky Law Firm can help you seek justice.
Despite the numerous laws enacted every year across the United States to protect pedestrians, we continue to see victims left with life-altering injuries from traffic-related incidents. In fact, about 59,000 pedestrians and joggers are seriously injured in auto-pedestrian accidents every year. 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 one of these kinds of accidents due to the proliferation of cars in densely populated urban dwellings. Accidents that involve automobiles and pedestrians harm nearly 8,000 people in Texas annually and claim the lives of over 600 people.
Pedestrian accidents have a significant impact on families in Texas each day. In many cases, victims are left with life-altering injuries that require extensive hospital stays. Due to the fact that pedestrians are vulnerable to the impact of automobiles, they are more likely to suffer from injuries that lead to permanent impairments. When victims are injured in accidents, due to the actions of others, they should reach out to a Texas pedestrian accident attorney as soon as possible.
With nearly three decades of experience, the attorneys at Rasansky Law Firm are committed to helping accident victims get the justice they deserve after being injured in collisions. Our team of knowledgeable and competent pedestrian accident attorneys is available to discuss the details surrounding your accident at your earliest convenience. Contact our law firm today to see how we can help you.
Auto-Pedestrian Accidents in Dallas
Accidents between a pedestrian and a motor vehicle can cause serious injuries. These accidents frequently result in injuries that can cause death. Other accidents cause a lifetime of treatment for those who survive their injuries. 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.
Common Causes of Pedestrian Accidents in Texas
Pedestrian accidents occur suddenly and without warning. The majority of collisions are completely preventable. In fact, driver errors are the leading cause of these life-altering accidents impacting the lives of thousands of Texans annually. Some of the most common causes of automobile-pedestrian accidents include:
- Intoxicated drivers flout the rules of the road thanks to an underestimation of how drunk they are. These individuals do 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 plays a large role in auto-pedestrian accidents. Using a mobile phone, touching up makeup, or chatting with other car occupants can take away a driver’s attention from the road, making them more likely to make mistakes on the road and lead to a car accident.
- Ignoring red lights due to aggressive driving or speeding is also a major contributor to pedestrian accidents.
- Speeding is another leading cause of pedestrian accidents across our state. When drivers are traveling at too high a speed, they are unable to react in time to stop for pedestrians at crosswalks and intersections.
- Drivers who make left-hand turns without looking are at an increased risk of striking pedestrians at intersections. It is imperative that drivers remain aware of their surroundings and look out for pedestrians walking along the road.
- The increase in the number of electric vehicles is causing an unexpected increase in pedestrian accidents across our state. Silent vehicles on roads are commonly not noticed by pedestrians, resulting in serious accidents.
- Drivers who attempt to back up without observing their surroundings are likely to crash into pedestrians. These accidents are a common cause for injuries to children as drivers back out of driveways. Additionally, semi-trucks backing up commonly strike pedestrians and cause fatal injuries.
If you sustained injuries in a pedestrian accident that occurred as a result of another motorist’s actions, contact Rasansky Law Firm today to see how our pedestrian accident attorneys in Dallas can help you.
Consequences of Auto-Pedestrian Accidents
Motor vehicle collisions involving a pedestrian result in life-changing injuries. In order for you to make a full recovery, you will need expert medical care. Insurance companies 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 for the rest of your life.
Do not try to negotiate with insurance companies by yourself. Doing so will only work to limit the potential value of your case. We’ve worked auto-pedestrian cases for decades and we know exactly how to 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.
A Pedestrian Accident Lawyer in Dallas Can Help
Being injured in a pedestrian accident can have an overwhelming impact on a victim’s life. Not only are those involved in these accidents forced to deal with mental and emotional issues, but serious financial burdens often impact victims and their families. Victims can benefit greatly by working with a pedestrian accident attorney in Dallas after being involved in an accident. The team at Rasansky Law Firm provides a variety of services to ensure our clients are in the best position imaginable to move forward after being injured. Some of the tasks we take off the hands of our clients include:
Gathering Evidence: Our attorneys go to the scene of each accident to investigate. We gather evidence from the scene of the accident, take pictures, gather surveillance footage, and record videos. After some accidents, our team hires experts who can recreate the accident to show vehicle speed, the impact of weather conditions, and how various other factors led to your accident.
Providing Documents: Not only do the attorneys at Rasansky Law Firm gather evidence from the scene of the accident, but we gather police reports, medical records, and a variety of other documents in support of your claim. Our team compiles documents and information to determine the true cost of your accident to ensure you are able to maximize your recoveries.
Handling Paperwork: We understand that personal injury claims surrounding pedestrian accidents are guided by strict timelines and statute of limitations. Our team strives to file all documents, petitions, requests, and evidence for our clients, on-time and accurately, every time. We strive to ensure victims are in the best position possible to protect their legal rights following an accident.
Maintain Communication: We firmly believe that our clients are the heart of each claim, and we are guided by this belief every step of the way. Our attorneys provide effective legal representation for our clients while maintaining open and continual communication with them every step of the way. We remain available to answer questions, provide insight and information, and provide them with copies of all documents, evidence, and files for their case to ensure they know what is happening at all times.
Help Our Clients Recover: Our team aggressively negotiates full and fair settlements on behalf of clients to ensure they are in the best position possible to recover. In cases where we are unable to come to settlement agreements that meet the needs of our clients, we provide effective and proven representation in a trial.
Our personal injury attorneys in Texas work diligently to ensure pedestrians harmed in collisions throughout Texas are able to prevail and get the justice they deserve. Contact our law firm today to explore legal options available for you.
Maximizing Your Recovery After a Pedestrian Accident
The Dallas pedestrian accident lawyers at Rasansky Law Firm understand the unique challenges pedestrians face after being injured in an auto accident. Not only are victims forced to spend thousands of dollars on medical treatment, but they are often left unable to work for months as they go through treatment and therapy. We firmly believe that victims should never be forced to spend their own money to pay for the negligent actions of others. For this reason, our team provides aggressive legal representation to ensure our clients protect their legal rights and get the maximum amount of compensation available to cover the damages they face moving forward. Some of the damages Rasansky Law Firm helps victims recover compensation for includes:
- Medical bills.
- Therapy expenses and other long-term care costs.
- Lost income or lost earning capacity, depending on the extent of injuries.
- Emotional and physical pain and suffering.
- Mental anguish.
- Loss of companionship/consortium.
- Loss of life enjoyment.
Although we would like to believe that all victims recover from their accidents, this is far from the truth. In fact, hundreds of people end up losing their lives every year due to pedestrian accidents. When victims are killed in pedestrian accidents, we help their surviving relatives get the maximum amount of compensation available for wrongful death claims. We strive to help those harmed collect full and fair compensation to alleviate the costs of medical treatment, funeral arrangements, burial services, and more. Our attorneys are committed to helping victims and their families hold negligent drivers accountable for their actions. Contact our law firm today to see how we can help you.
Speak With a Dallas Personal Injury Attorney For Free
If you have sustained injuries in an auto-pedestrian accident, it is imperative that you have the financial resources necessary to get the medical treatment you need to recover. Your best bet at getting compensation lies in speaking to an experienced personal injury attorney in Dallas at Rasansky Law Firm. Do not sign any paperwork or speak to insurance company representatives–this may greatly reduce your chances at getting the compensation you need and deserve.
With decades of experience, the Dallas personal injury attorneys at Rasansky Law Firm remain dedicated to helping victims maximize their recoveries and hold those at-fault accountable for their actions. We provide effective and knowledgeable legal representation to those in need to ensure they are in the best position to move forward after their accidents.
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This was my very first experience of hiring a law firm to represent me in a car accident. My attorney, Hannah Conrardy, did an exceptional job of keeping me posted and making me feel like my case was getting her personal attention. I have since recommended her to a friend and would use this law firm again if I needed to.
– Minerva G. ★★★★★
Speak With a Dallas Pedestrian Accident Lawyer For Free
The attorneys at Rasansky Law Firm are happy to speak to you about your potential case free of charge. If we can help with your claim, we’ll do so for no out-of-pocket cost to you. Call us 24/7 at (214) 651-6100, or toll-free at 1-877-405-4313.