Dallas is home to some of the most dangerous drivers in America for pedestrians. Hundreds of people are killed walking on Dallas roads every year, and many more are injured. If you have questions for a Dallas pedestrian accident lawyer, our law office can help. Call Loncar Lyon Jenkins today for a free consultation at (800) 777-7777.
If you were hurt by a driver in a Dallas pedestrian collision, we might be able to help you pursue an insurance payout or a jury verdict in a civil trial. Either of these options could allow you to recover compensation for the damages you suffered, including injuries, medical bills, lost income, and more.
Common Types of Accidents that Can Injure Pedestrians
Our lawyers at Loncar Lyon Jenkins’ Dallas office help people who may have been involved in pedestrian incidents such as:
- Uninsured motorist collisions
- Hit and run
- Intoxicated driving
- Distracted driving
- Drowsy driving
- Reckless driving
Each of these is a criminal law violation. You may be eligible to pursue compensation for any of the applicable driving violations above if it contributed to the cause of your injuries. We can discuss your pedestrian accident case with you today and let you know how we can help your case. Our initial consultations for injury victims and their families are always free.
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Facts About Auto-Pedestrian Accidents in Dallas
In Dallas, 39% of pedestrian-vehicle accidents are fatal and most often occur while someone is crossing a busy street, per this Texas A&M Transportation Institute study.
Just over a thousand pedestrian accidents occurred in 2016 in Dallas, and just under a thousand were registered the year after. The 267 pedestrian collisions per 100,000 residents places Dallas in the top five most dangerous counties in America for pedestrians. But unfortunately, countless other pedestrian incidents go unreported.
Pedestrians are especially vulnerable on the road and are at a grossly disproportionate disadvantage in any kind of vehicle strike. Anyone who has driven here knows that Dallas is a highway city.
If you were intentionally hit by an aggressive, belligerent, drunk, or angry driver, the law provides an avenue for extra damages called “punitive damages.” These are intended to send a message to other potential perpetrators. A member of our legal team can explain more about what kinds of damages your case may entitle you to seek. Contact our office today to learn more.
Pursuing Compensation in Pedestrian Accidents
The legal system in Texas is built to provide a legal foundation for injured people to sue someone who hurt them. Whether through a willful act or their negligence to exercise due caution on the road, pedestrians sometimes, but not always, have a valid legal case to be made.
Dallas pedestrian laws can get complicated, and it can be challenging to prove whether a light was green or red at any given second. In these cases, courts more often judge who had the right of way at the intersection and whether a reasonable driver would have seen you and avoided the collision.
There are many types of pedestrian accidents, and they may result in legal damages for:
- Doctor bills
- Medical equipment costs
- Prescription receipts
- Physical therapy invoices
- Punitive damages if the driver was intoxicated or intentionally hit you
In addition, our clients often have additional bills and losses related to their accidents and injuries. For example, missing work could lead to lost wages and benefits. You may have other types of lost income, such as tips or commissions. If injuries are serious, you might not be able to return to your previous job or career and experience diminished earning ability.
Then, there is the matter of property damages. If you had a laptop in your backpack, eyeglasses, a smartphone, or other expensive belongings when the crash occurred, you might need to replace them. These are also recoverable damages.
Lastly, there are the non-economic damages you suffered. These are, by nature, intangible. There is no monetary value assigned to them, although our team will calculate their value based on our experience with other cases. The non-economic damages in a case can often be several times as large as the financial expenses and losses.
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How We Help Pedestrians Who Were Injured in an Accident
Suffice it to say that you are certainly not alone if you were hurt in an auto-pedestrian accident in Dallas. We are here for you, and our experience and knowledge about these cases can benefit you and your family. Our team deploys an array of methods to help our clients succeed in collecting damages, such as:
- Helping you keep track of your medical obligations
- Working with doctors to ensure you are receiving adequate care
- Managing expert testimony where relevant
- Procuring additional evidence or witnesses
- Pulling cell phone records to see if a driver was distracted
- Filing claims with insurance
- Legal research
- Case strategy development
- Case management through post-trial
Our attorneys work based on contingency. We have a contingency fee policy, which means we do not charge our clients upfront for anything. We do not rely on retainers or hourly fees. Instead, we use our firm’s resources to pay costs, investigate and build the case, and cover any necessary fees.
Then, we charge attorney’s fees as a portion of the payout we recover for the client, whether from a settlement or verdict. Again, this is a pre-agreed percentage that we can discuss with you during your free case review.
Our hearts go out to those who have lost family members or received permanent injuries in pedestrian accidents. This is why we go to great lengths to procure additional evidence and do extra leg work in tracking down suspects who may have fled the scene in violation of Texas Transportation Code § 550.022.
Survivors of these incidents have ended up with injuries such as:
- Soft tissue injuries
- Bone breaks and joint sprains
- Chronic pain
- Neck or back immobility
- Burns or lacerations
- Blunt force trauma injuries
- Internal organ injuries
At Loncar Lyon Jenkins, our goal is to restore you as much as possible to the lifestyle you had before your accident. This primarily means financial compensation, but we also check in with your medical team to ensure that everything is being done for your recovery.
Texas Law Limits Your Time to File a Pedestrian Accident Lawsuit
We fight for the rights of injured pedestrians in Texas. A member of our legal team can assist you in acting today to start pursuing your personal injury claim while you recover from your injuries. We may not file your claim until your injuries are healed, or we understand your ongoing and future care needs, but we can start the investigation and develop the claim right away.
This is important because there are strict deadlines for lawsuits in Texas. There are several reasons for swift action to be taken after a pedestrian accident. While there are compelling reasons to act now, per Texas Transportation Code §16.003(a), which stipulates that personal injury claims in Texas must be filed within two years from the date of injury.
Many people think this means a few months or a year could go by as they consider their legal options but waiting may affect your personal injury case. Memories fade, and important pieces of information can be forgotten in that time.
If you or a loved one was injured after a pedestrian accident, you might need assistance from a pedestrian accident attorney from our law firm. These claims are difficult to prove and often involve complex information, so having a lawyer familiar with these types of cases can be very helpful. The sooner you call us, the sooner we can get started building your case. We encourage you to put your health first and let us take care of the rest.
Contact Our Office to Learn How a Dallas Pedestrian Accident Attorney Can Help
Our pedestrian accident lawyers at Loncar Lyon Jenkins in Dallas provide free, confidential case reviews. During this complimentary consultation, we will discuss your accident, injuries, and the circumstances surrounding them with you. We will assess your legal case and options based on the general facts of your case. Based on what we hear, we may be able to help you seek and recover compensation.
You can start with the peace of mind in knowing you have a professional personal injury law firm on your side for the benefit of your case. So get started today and call the Strong Arm at (800) 777-7777.