Texas Pedestrian Accident Lawyer
If you were injured as a pedestrian in Texas, you may be entitled to damages. An experienced Texas pedestrian accident lawyer at Attorney Brian White & Associates, P.C. can help you fight to recover compensation for medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering, and more.
From the day we opened our doors, our attorneys have fought to protect the legal rights of accident victims. We’ve helped our clients recover tens of millions of dollars in compensation over the years.
Our lawyers are always available to review your case. For experienced, trusted legal advice, call our Texas law offices to schedule a free consultation today, give us a call at (713) 224-4878 to speak with a Texas pedestrian accident lawyer.
How Attorney Brian White & Associates, P.C. Can Help After a Pedestrian Accident in Texas
Pedestrians who are involved in car crashes are extremely vulnerable to severe injuries. If you were hurt, your future might seem uncertain. You might be out of work and facing mounting medical bills. Fortunately, you have the right to recover compensation from the person responsible.
Getting full compensation will be important to your recovery–but it can be difficult to know what you deserve. The prospect of fighting over money with the insurance company might seem like more than you can handle. An experienced Texas personal injury lawyer can help.
Attorney Brian White & Associates, P.C. have over four decades helping Texans recover much-needed compensation after an accident. We’ve recovered millions of dollars to date. We have a proven record of success and unrivaled expertise—our founding attorney is even Board Certified in Personal Injury Trial Law.
Our Texas personal injury attorneys will strengthen your claim by:
- Conducting a full investigation into your accident
- Gathering the evidence to prove who was responsible for your injuries
- Calculating the fair value of your personal injury claim
- Negotiating with the insurance company to recover a fair settlement award
When every step seems like an uphill battle, it’s important to remember that you don’t have to go it alone. We have helped countless clients over our 45 years of combined practice. We’d be happy to help you. Just call our law firm to schedule a free consultation today.
How Common Are Pedestrian Accidents in Texas?
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) reported that 6,205 pedestrians died in fatal traffic accidents in 2019. Hundreds of those accidents happened in the state of Texas.
According to the Texas Department of Transportation, Texas drivers were involved in 4,844 auto accidents involving pedestrians in 2020. Over 715 pedestrians lost their lives, and thousands more suffered serious injuries.
What is My Texas Pedestrian Accident Case Worth?
The cost of an unexpected injury can be more than you can handle alone. Before accepting any insurance settlement, you should know how much your case is worth.
The value of a personal injury case depends on the facts of the case. Relevant factors include:
- The type and severity of your injuries
- Your anticipated recovery time
- Any permanent disabilities
- Any disruption the injury cases to your life, including work, education, or your home life
- The cost of your medical care, including estimated future medical needs
- The level of emotional trauma you’ve suffered
It’s never easy to put a dollar value on pain and suffering. Regardless, it’s a necessary part of the personal injury process. Our lawyers have the experience and resources to help you assess the value of your pedestrian accident claim.
We might hire experts in medicine, life planning, economics, and other specialties who can offer insight. We’ll also compare your case to similar settlements.
What Types of Damages Are Available to Pedestrian Accident Victims?
Under Texas personal injury laws, injured pedestrians can recover economic damages and non-economic damages.
Economic damages compensate for financial expenses related to an injury.
Victims usually offer receipts and other documentation to establish the value of their economic losses, which often include:
- Past and future medical expenses
- Lost wages
- Diminished earning potential
- In-home assistance
- Increased transportation costs
- Property damage
- Any other out-of-pocket costs
Non-economic damages in Texas are harder to value, but they can be worth a significant amount of money. You won’t have a receipt to back up your insurance demand for these subjective damages. That means you can expect the insurance company to fight to diminish their value.
Our attorneys can help you fight to recover non-economic damages for your:
- Pain and suffering
- Mental anguish
- Physical disfigurement, scarring, and impairment
- Emotional damage, including anxiety, depression, and PTSD
- Diminished quality of life
- Loss of consortium
- And more
In rare cases, punitive damages may be available to punish the defendant for intentional acts or extreme gross negligence.
If the pedestrian accident was fatal, we could also help you file a wrongful death lawsuit to recover funeral expenses, medical bills, and damages for the loss of your loved one’s company and support.
Can I Recover Damages If I’m Being Blamed for a Pedestrian Accident in Texas?
Multiple parties can share legal responsibility for an accident. That includes injured parties. It’s important to understand the contributory fault rules in Texas. If you’re being blamed for an accident, you run the risk of losing your right to recover damages.
Texas follows a modified comparative negligence law. Pedestrian accident victims can recover damages even if they contributed to the accident. However, damages are no longer available if the victim’s percentage of responsibility exceeds 51%.
You don’t have to accept the insurance company’s accusations at face value. Call Attorney Brian White & Associates, P.C. for help minimizing the impact of the Texas shared fault law.
We’ll Fight to Recover Compensation for All of Your Pedestrian Accident Injuries
Pedestrians almost always suffer extreme injuries in a car accident–even at low speeds.
At Attorney Brian White & Associates, P.C., we handle all types of pedestrian injury claims, including those involving:
- Soft tissue damage
- Severe cuts and lacerations
- Back injuries
- Organ damage
- Crushing injuries
- Broken bones
- Traumatic brain injuries
- Spinal cord injuries
- Amputation injuries
- Head and neck injuries
- Burn injuries and road rash
- Nerve damage
- Paralysis and quadriplegia injuries
- Catastrophic injuries
- Wrongful death of a loved one
If you were hit by a car while walking or crossing the street, it can be tough to get back on your feet or find the energy to visit a lawyer. Our attorneys would be happy to visit your hospital, home, or even set up a virtual consultation. Just give us a quick call today to schedule a time that’s convenient.
What Causes Most Pedestrian Accidents in Texas?
Pedestrians have a right to share the roads with drivers. Unfortunately, accidents can and do happen. Many of those accidents occur because someone was careless.
Most pedestrian accidents in Texas are caused by:
- Distracted driving
- Fatigued driving
- Failure to pay attention when backing up
- Speeding and aggressive driving
- Drivers who fail to yield the right-of-way to pedestrians
- Unsafe passing or lane changes
- Inadequate lighting
- Poor visibility
- Drivers making illegal or unsafe turns
- Racing to beat a red light or stop sign
- Drunk driving or drug use
- Negligently designed intersections
- Malfunctioning traffic signals
- Defective vehicles or vehicle safety equipment
Were you injured while walking around Houston, San Antonio, or elsewhere in Texas? Call our law firm to schedule a free case evaluation today. We’d be happy to sit down and discuss your legal options.
How Do I Prove Negligence After a Pedestrian Accident in Texas?
To recover damages based on negligence, you must prove:
- The at-fault party owed you a duty of care
- The at-fault party breached that duty of care
- Causation — the breach caused your accident
- You suffered damages
Before you can establish any of these elements, it’s necessary to identify the cause of the accident and locate the responsible parties.
For example, you may be able to seek compensation from:
- The driver of a passenger vehicle
- Bus drivers
- Truck drivers
- Government agencies responsible for maintaining an intersection
- Other pedestrians or bicyclists
- The employer of a negligent driver
- E-scooter driver
All injury claims must be supported by evidence. When you’re struggling with a painful injury, gathering the evidence you need may seem impossible. Our Texas pedestrian accident attorneys can help.
We’ll dig deep to determine what caused your accident. We’ll locate and analyze any available evidence, including:
- Police and accident reports
- Photos and video surveillance footage
- Medical records
- Eyewitness testimony
We might even bring in accident reconstruction specialists to help us understand what happened.
How Long Do I Have to File a Lawsuit After a Pedestrian Accident in Texas?
It’s important to take legal action before the deadline passes. If you miss it, you’ll forfeit your right to financial compensation entirely.
Contact a Texas Pedestrian Accident Lawyer for a Free Consultation
Do you have questions about your legal rights after a pedestrian accident? Call an experienced Texas pedestrian accident lawyer at Attorney Brian White & Associates, P.C. today. We offer a free consultation to all injured clients, so there’s no risk in reaching out for help.