If a reckless driver injured you, a Dallas pedestrian accident lawyer can assist in your case by:
- Identifying all the liable parties who contributed to the crash
- Assessing the value of your losses
- Fighting on your behalf for fair compensation
- Protecting your rights from the liable party and their insurer
A Lawyer Can Investigate Your Pedestrian Accident Case
Having an attorney investigate your pedestrian accident could give greater insight into how you should pursue your case. For instance:
Who Caused Your Pedestrian Accident?
In many cases, the obvious answer is the correct one: the driver who hit you was at fault. Some cases, however, also involve faulty manufacturing, employer liability, and other factors that could mean more than one party contributed to your crash.
A pedestrian accident lawyer can assist in your case by identifying all the factors that caused it. This way, you can sue any and all parties who are liable for your losses.
Can You Prove the Liable Party’s Involvement in Your Pedestrian Accident?
Pedestrian collisions can happen for many reasons, including distracted driving, driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol, violation of traffic laws, and faulty brakes. They can happen in marked crosswalks and unmarked crosswalks. Even if you think you know what happened, you must present evidence of the at-fault driver’s negligence and liability. An accident attorney can collect such crucial evidence from:
- Witness statements
- Expert testimony
- Medical records
- Police reports
- Video footage
How Much Is Your Pedestrian Accident Case Worth?
Looking at your medical bills can tell you how much you have already spent, but what about future medical expenses? Do you know how to convert non-economic damages, like physical pain and mental trauma, into economic terms?
Pedestrian accidents can cause severe injuries, including traumatic brain injury, spinal cord injury, broken bones, internal injury, and other catastrophic injuries.
One of the benefits of hiring a legal representative is that you would not have to do any such calculations on your own. They know how to help clients quantify their losses, including long-term losses related to their injuries.
877-239-4878Available 24/7 | 356 Days | se habla español
A Lawyer Can Fight for Your Pedestrian Accident Compensation
You can pursue a pedestrian accident claim and lawsuit if you were hurt in a pedestrian accident. But legal claims often require a great deal of effort and hard work, which is the last thing you want to deal with as you recover from your injuries.
Letting Your Lawyer Negotiate a Pedestrian Accident Settlement
Most cases get settled at the negotiating table. Your pedestrian accident attorney can negotiate with the insurance company, sharing evidence and documentation to establish fault and liability and documentation of your losses. Your attorneys can negotiate for the money you deserve.
Further, your lawyers can dispute any allegations that you were partially at fault for the accident, which may reduce your settlement or judgment.
Taking Your Pedestrian Accident Case to Trial
Most cases are settled outside of the courtroom. But in the minority of cases that end up at trial, you can rely on your pedestrian injury attorney to represent you both inside and outside the courtroom. They can take care of everything, including:
- Conducting out-of-court settlement negotiations to reach a fair resolution
- Preparing your case for trial, including building a well-documented case that the defendant is liable for your injuries
- Identifying eyewitnesses to testify about your accident
- Presenting expert witnesses to testify about your accident or injuries and their effects on your life
- Presenting your case before the judge and jury
A Lawyer Champions Your Rights After a Pedestrian Accident
In some cases, insurance companies might resist paying a fair settlement or even refuse to negotiate. By hiring a personal injury lawyer, you give yourself an extra layer of protection against things like:
Stonewalling From the Insurer
The insurance company might try to slow down or delay your case so that you are more amenable to reducing the amount of damages you are claiming. Your attorney will be on the lookout for such tactics and counteract them by:
- Keeping in touch with the insurer to keep the case moving forward
- Preparing you to give a statement if the insurer wants to interview you about the collision
- Negotiating in good faith for a fair settlement that covers all your short- and long-term losses
Your Case’s Statute of Limitations
You have a limited time to start your case. While the statute of limitations varies by state, Texas’s deadline of two years (as codified in Texas Civil Practice and Remedies Code § 16.003) is typical.
When filing a case on your own, it is easy to overlook a deadline like this and put your case’s future at risk. An attorney can file all paperwork for you, ensuring that your personal injury claim runs as smoothly as possible.
Confusion Generated by Your Case
As a layperson, it is not your job to be intimately familiar with pedestrian accident laws or the complex processes of the legal system. Without professional assistance, you may find yourself overwhelmed by deadlines, legal jargon, regulations, and paperwork.
That is why you have the right to hire a personal injury attorney to help you. Their guidance and support can make it much simpler to seek damages from a negligent driver.
877-239-4878Available 24/7 | 356 Days | se habla español
Let Our Pedestrian Accident Team Assist You Today
Whether you were injured yourself or lost someone you love, a pedestrian accident lawyer from Loncar Lyon Jenkins can assist you in your case and handle the legal process for you. Call now for a free case evaluation at no risk or obligation to you. We can begin your case virtually.