In cities built for cars, pedestrians are especially vulnerable, but they still have the same rights as motorists. When those rights are not respected and a pedestrian is injured or killed, compensation may be available through a personal injury claim or lawsuit. If this happened to you or a loved one in Beaumont, one of the pedestrian accident lawyers from the team at Loncar Lyon Jenkins could help.
Compensation Can Reflect the High Cost of Pedestrian Accidents
The point of damages is not just to reimburse your bills but to help balance the scales. Since injuries cannot be reversed, you can be compensated with monetary damages for both economic and non-economic losses.
These take the form of payment for:
- Medical bills
- Future expenses
- Lost income
- Changes to your life
- Loss of consortium
- Pain and suffering
Economic losses are quantifiable expenses like the cost of an X-ray or lost paychecks from missed work. Non-economic losses are personal challenges you face in your career, relationships, and future well-being. For example, some injuries may impact spousal intimacy, called loss of consortium. Others may leave you needing counseling or with chronic pain, which your damages should address.
Other factors that may influence your amount of compensation are:
- Job type
- Health history
For instance, if your accident left you permanently unable to stand for long periods, making it impossible for you to return to a job that required standing, we can argue for compensation to cover that change in your life. Likewise, if you have children and are the sole wage-earner, we can fight for additional damages to suit your family and economic situation.
Sadly, pedestrian accidents can be fatal. When this does occur, family members can file a wrongful death suit to collect damages on their loved one’s behalf. Not only can this lighten the financial load of a sudden loss, but it can also provide compensation for what that person represented to you.
Wrongful death compensation helps with:
- Remaining bills
- Funeral and burial expenses
- Economic losses
- Pain and suffering
We can consult experts to determine what your lost loved one’s financial support would have been and negotiate for that in compensation. While a financial award no replacement for the person, this can nonetheless help provide for dependents.
For a free legal consultation with a pedestrian accidents lawyer serving Beaumont, call 800-777-7777
Legal Help Can Ease the Burden of Fighting for Damages
Knowing what your case is worth is only half of the battle. Standing up for those damages is the next step in the fight. Insurance companies are eager to pay as little as possible for an injury and explore any avenue to avoid awarding compensation.
Our pedestrian accident lawyers serve Beaumont victims by:
- Reviewing settlement offers
- Fighting against claim denials
- Identifying negligent parties
- Gathering evidence
- Providing testimony from experts
- Communicating on your behalf
Insurance companies and lawyers for negligent parties have many tricks, but we know what they are. If your injuries are ignored or undervalued, or you feel pressured in any way, that’s our cue. We’re called the “Strong Arm” for a reason and can turn the pressure around on them.
Call Us at Any Time, Not Just When You’re Ready to Sue
Don’t delay consulting a lawyer until you’ve reached your limits. Both insurance claims and injury lawsuits can benefit from extra support, particularly in investigation and evidence-gathering. Claims and suits rely on demonstrating that the other party was negligent, meaning their reckless actions caused your injuries.
We can help by using evidence, such as:
- Police reports
- Traffic camera footage
- Bystander photos and video
- Witness statements
- Accident reconstruction
- Expert analysis
- Medical evidence
What’s more, we offer a free case review to get you started. If you have questions or concerns about your pedestrian accident, get answers without any obligation.
Don’t Forget the Deadline for Filing a Lawsuit
According to Texas Civil Practice and Remedies Code § 16.003, you have two years from the date of the accident to file a personal injury lawsuit. In cases of wrongful death, you have two years from the date of the death. Some circumstances can shorten this window.
We can use this time to prepare for going to trial while still negotiating with the negligent party. Many injury cases settle out of court, but the Loncar Lyon Jenkins team prepares for court to show you and the other party that we are serious about defending your right to compensation.
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Don’t Worry If You don’t Have the Full Picture of Your Accident
As a pedestrian, you may not even be sure what led to your crash. Car accidents are chaotic enough when two vehicles are involved. If you were struck while on a curb or in a crosswalk, you could have been entirely blindsided (assuming your right of way would have been respected).
Our investigation can shed light on what happened, which can also help us demonstrate driver negligence and provide evidence to fight against the other party’s claims.
Your Accident Could Have Many Causes
Common causes for pedestrian accidents are:
- Drunk or distracted driving
- Ignoring traffic signs and signals
- Failure to yield
- Illegal turns
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) highlights speeding as a risk to pedestrians, increasing chances of a fatality. Children are vulnerable in school crosswalks and near bus stops. Commercial parties like trucking companies and rideshare services also cause pedestrian accidents. This is due to drivers being focused on the app, GPS, or picking up and dropping off passengers.
Whatever the scenario, if you were the victim of a pedestrian accident, we can help sort out the details. Your job is to focus on healing, either from your injuries or from losing a loved one. Our job is to make sense of the crash and use that knowledge to recover damages on your behalf.
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Make Texas Roads Safer for Pedestrians with the Strong Arm’s Help
Being injured by a vehicle as a pedestrian can make you feel utterly defenseless. Losing a family member or spouse, in the same way, is overwhelming. The Beaumont team at Loncar Lyon Jenkins wants to restore your power and peace with the help of our pedestrian accident lawyers. Call us today at (800) 777-7777 to learn how with a free consultation.