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 us today for your free consultation at 800-777-7777.
We 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 are criminal law violations, and you may be eligible to pursue compensation for any of the applicable driving violations above if it contributed to the cause of your injuries. A team member from Loncar Lyon Jenkins can discuss your case with you today and let you know how we can help your case.
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. There are also countless other pedestrian incidents that 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 in the future. A member from our team can explain more about what kinds of damages your case may entitle you to seek. Contact us today to learn more at 800-777-7777.
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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 difficult to prove whether a light was green or red at any given second. What courts more often judge in these cases is 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
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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. 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 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 extra 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.
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Contact Our Office to Learn How a Dallas Pedestrian Accident Lawyer Can Help
We fight for the rights of injured pedestrians in Texas. A member of our team can assist you in acting today to start pursuing your personal injury claim while you recover from your injuries.
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 being involved in a pedestrian accident, you may need assistance from a Dallas pedestrian accident lawyer from Loncar Lyon Jenkins. These claims are difficult to prove and often involve complex information, so having a lawyer who is 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.
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. Get started today and call the Strong Arm at 800-777-7777.