As you walk along sidewalks or crosswalks, there is always a risk of being injured from negligent drivers. Negligence from fellow drivers can sometimes cause accidents. If you or a loved one in Lubbock was injured as a pedestrian, you may be entitled to file a personal injury claim against the liable party.
At Loncar Lyon Jenkins, a Lubbock pedestrian accident lawyer can potentially fight for compensation on your behalf. Our law firm may also help you determine a fair settlement value following a free case review. To begin a free case review with Loncar Lyon Jenkins, call us today at 800-777-7777.
Pursuing Compensation for Damages
If you have been injured through no fault of your own in a pedestrian accident, Loncar Lyon Jenkins can fight to earn compensation on your behalf from the at-fault party. Typically, most personal injury claims are filed under the basis of negligence, as explained by the American Bar Association (ABA).
When the person that caused your accident did so by acting negligently, an attorney can work to prove that they were the at-fault party (and thus liable for your injuries). If the other party is proven to be liable, you may win your case.
Following a pedestrian accident, you may be faced with a variety of damages, such as:
- Current and future medical costs
- Lost wages
- Lost potential future earnings
- Property damage
- Pain and suffering
- Loss of consortium
- Wrongful death
You will require evidence that proves you suffered from your losses, such as medical documentation. Our team is prepared to help you gather evidence that proves the opposing party was at fault. We will search for police reports, surveillance video, photographs, eye-witness testimony, and more.
For a free legal consultation with a pedestrian accidents lawyer serving Lubbock, call 800-777-7777
Keep the Texas Statute of Limitations in Mind
However, if unable to reach a settlement out of court for your personal injury claim, you may decide to file a lawsuit to seek damages. This would allow your case to be potentially heard by a judge and jury. Often, settlements are agreed upon during the initial stages of a lawsuit—and plaintiffs do not even make it to court.
When looking to file a lawsuit, you must do so in the State of Texas under the statute of limitations for personal injury claims. This timeline governs the amount of time a person has to file a lawsuit. If you miss the deadline, you will likely have your case dismissed.
According to Texas Civil Practice & Remedies Code §16.003, the statute of limitations for personal injury is two years from the date of your accident which caused your injuries. This time period gives you an opportunity to work with Loncar Lyon Jenkins to gather evidence against the at-fault party.
To learn more about filing a personal injury lawsuit for your pedestrian accident in Texas under the statute of limitations, call Loncar Lyon Jenkins today at 800-777-7777 and begin a free case review with our law firm.
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We Will Determine Negligence in Your Pedestrian Accident
As you look to build a personal injury case on the basis of the opposing party’s negligence, you may likely have to prove that negligence existed. Loncar Lyon Jenkins can fight to pursue compensation on your behalf. You should only focus on healing your injuries, growing stronger, and spending time with your loved ones.
The American Bar Association (ABA) affirms that every person should utilize “reasonable care to avoid injuring anyone he or she meets on the road.” Accidents occur when reckless drivers take others’ lives into their own hands. These individuals should answer for their actions.
You will be required to gather evidence that proves the driver owed this duty of care, along with proof that they breached this duty. Once you have received medical attention for your injuries, you will have started the process of proving that you suffered real damages caused by the defendant’s negligence.
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Seek Justice with Loncar Lyon Jenkins
A Lubbock pedestrian accident lawyer from Loncar Lyon Jenkins can review your legal matter during a free case review. You can call us today to speak to a representative from our team. We want to hear about your experiences. We can start working on your case the day you call.
Call Loncar Lyon Jenkins today at 800-777-7777. We offer all clients a free case review. We can also work with people who have already begun cases with other lawyers and are looking to transfer their case to another firm (for any reason).
Do Not Be Afraid to Call Us
Some accident victims refrain from calling a lawyer because they think they cannot afford one. We work on a contingency-fee-basis, so you will not have to pay us more than what we agree upon at the start of our relationship. More importantly, we take our fee from your settlement (so you do not have to worry about where you are going to get the money to pay for our services).
Additionally, even if you were partially at-fault in the accident, you may still be able to collect damages. Texas operates under a modified comparative negligence doctrine. This means that if you were less than 51% liable for the accident, you can still collect a financial award.
You may be able to pursue compensation from the following parties, depending on the circumstances of your case:
- Car, truck, bus, motorcycle, bike operators on the road
- Company employees working under their employer’s scope
- Construction workers working as third party employees on a job site
- Local municipalities who designed a defective or hazardous crosswalk
Discuss your case with your legal representatives to explore exactly who you may be able to sue (or file a claim against). You do not need to retain a lawyer. However, we can take some stress off you. Some people consider accidents and their aftermath to be some of the most stressful events.
You may have even developed post-traumatic stress disorder from your accident—the Mayo Clinic reports that stressful events are the trigger for this condition (a car accident definitely qualifies). Your Lubbock pedestrian accident lawyer will understand where you are coming from and want to help you regain normalcy.