Fort Worth Pedestrian Accidents Attorneys
Pedestrian injuries and deaths in traffic collisions are serious problems in the state. In 2016, nearly 700 pedestrians died in Texas– a 21.5% increase from the previous year. Distracted, negligent, and reckless drivers too often don’t pay attention to the road. Their careless actions can result in life-changing consequences for others. Call the Law Offices of Tom Hall at (800) 866-4255 to find out if you have a personal injury case against a negligent driver or other party. Our pedestrian accident attorneys can fight for you and secure just compensation for your injuries.
What to Do After a Pedestrian Accident
If you have been involved in a pedestrian accident, medical attention for your injuries immediately. Waiting on medical care can not only worsen any developing injuries, but can also affect the amount of compensation you may receive. Call 911 to report the accident and to request an ambulance. Common pedestrian accident injuries include lower extremity injuries, bone fractures, facial injuries, head and brain injuries, internal damage, and injuries to the back and spine. Even if you don’t feel injured, go to the hospital for a checkup. Symptoms for some injuries may not develop until days or even weeks later.
If your injuries are not severe, start gathering information about your crash as soon as possible. Document as many details as you can, including taking photos of the scene and of your injuries. Get the name and license plate numbers of the driver who struck you, if he or she remained on the scene. However, if you or a loved suffered serious or catastrophic injuries, you may be unable to stay on or go back to the scene. In these situations, contacting a personal injury attorney immediately can help protect your rights and preserve evidence in your case. An attorney can handle all aspects of your case and guide you through the legal processes necessary in the pursuit of compensation, whether that’s an insurance claim settlement negotiation or a full-scale personal injury trial in front of a judge and jury.
About Pedestrian Accident Claims
Not all personal injury claims require trials for successful outcomes. A good attorney has the experience and knowledge to successfully negotiate with major insurance corporations on the victim’s behalf and compel them to treat injured clients fairly with a just settlement offer.
However, if an insurance company refuses to treat the injured party fairly, having an attorney that can take a case to trial and win is extremelty important. Our attorneys have significant trial experience and know how to win pedestrian accident cases.
Contact our firm if you or a loved one have suffered serious injuries in a . We’ll start negotiating your claim right away. Call (800) 866-4255 for your complimentary case evaluation in Fort Worth.
Other parties that may be liable for your damages include a third-party driver, the creator of a defective auto part that contributed to the collision, or the city of Fort Worth for failing to create safe roadways, sidewalks, and intersections for pedestrians. Malfunctioning stoplights and unsafe crosswalks are examples of potential hazards that could result in government liability for a pedestrian accident. A law firm can investigate your accident and find out if someone other than the driver could share liability for your damages.