Dallas Pedestrian Accident Lawyer
If you’ve been struck by a vehicle and aren’t sure how to go about obtaining the compensation you deserve, contact a Dallas pedestrian injury lawyer who has the experience you need to hold the appropriate parties accountable.
Pedestrians who are struck by a vehicle can suffer critical injuries that can have permanent, disabling effects on their lives. If you’re looking at a lengthy recovery, you shouldn’t be consumed with worries over mounting medical costs and bills that can’t pay themselves.
At The Law Offices of Charlie Waters, we are devoted to the needs of our clients. We want to take the burden off your shoulders and place it on ours so you can focus on your treatment and healing. Your Dallas pedestrian accident lawyer will work rigorously to investigate your case and determine who is at fault so we can swiftly obtain the compensation you need to move forward with your life.
Dallas Pedestrian Accident Injuries and Their Effects
Motor vehicle accidents involving pedestrians often result in devastating injuries or death. The human body is no match for the tremendous size, weight, and speed of a vehicle. Some of the injuries we frequently see in Dallas pedestrian accident victims include internal bleeding, traumatic brain injuries, damage to the spinal cord, lacerations, broken bones, amputations, and permanent disfigurement.
Injuries as serious as these can take years to recover from, if recovery is possible at all. Death is also extremely common in pedestrian accidents – so much so that those who have narrowly survived often consider themselves lucky, despite the debilitating injuries they’ve suffered.
Learning how to walk, speak, eat, and communicate again, battling post-traumatic stress disorder, anxiety, and depression, and dealing with a loss of motor skills, muscle tone, and your overall ability to control your body are substantial challenges to overcome. They shouldn’t be worsened by money troubles that should be taken care of by the person responsible for your injuries.
Who’s at Fault for My Pedestrian Accident Injuries?
In Texas, the laws governing pedestrian rights are found in the Texas Transportation Code, Chapter 552. There you find all the right-of-way laws that protect pedestrians when crossing the street or walking along a roadway. Pedestrian responsibilities are stated there too. An experienced Dallas pedestrian injury lawyer is very familiar with these statutes.
Many individuals and entities could have some blame for your Dallas pedestrian accident. First, and foremost, the driving practices of the motorist who hit you will be investigated. Distracted driving has become an all-too-common cause of pedestrian injuries. It occurs when a driver’s attention is focused on something other than driving, such as a cell phone, another person in the vehicle, changing the radio station, fiddling with a navigation system, or reaching for something under the passenger seat.
Other ways a driver could be liable for your injuries may include driving while fatigued or impaired or even careless driving practices like running a stop sign, speeding, road rage, or making illegal turns.
Drivers are not the only ones who may be responsible for pedestrian accidents, however. Local and state government agencies have an obligation to maintain safe roadways, so if a pothole, road debris, or a missing traffic sign caused a vehicle to crash into you, a government agency could be liable for your injuries. Likewise, road construction companies can leave dangerous debris or cause hazardous road conditions that could send a car in the wrong direction causing a pedestrian mishap.
In addition, vehicle parts manufacturers and technicians who install or fail to report faulty parts can be to blame if the vehicle malfunctioning is what caused your accident and, ultimately, your injuries.
Regardless of who is responsible for your accident, your Dallas pedestrian injury lawyer will have the experience needed to thoroughly investigate your case and determine any and all parties who have played a part.
Damages You Can Recover
Severe injuries always have a significant impact on the lives of victims. Fortunately, the law is on your side, and filing a personal injury claim may be the best way for you to obtain full compensation for the impact your pedestrian accident injuries have had on your life.
Generally, we will calculate the value of your Dallas pedestrian accident claim by examining the current and expected future damage done to the following areas of your life:
- Hospital bills
- Prescription medications
- Medical equipment
- Costs of adjustments to your home to accommodate medical equipment
- Rehabilitative therapies
- Transportation to doctor appointments
- Loss of income
- Loss of future income
- Pain and suffering
- Emotional distress
- Loss of companionship.
We will also consider any other ways your life has been affected when we compute your total compensation request. We always make sure we leave no dollar behind when it come to a successful resolution of your case. As your Dallas pedestrian injury attorney, we’ll work diligently to make sure you get the fair and full compensation you’re entitled to.
Get Help from a Dallas Pedestrian Accident Attorney
If your life has been dramatically altered by injuries you suffered in a pedestrian accident, you may need the assistance of a Dallas pedestrian accident lawyer. At the Law Offices of Charlie Waters, we are committed to winning the compensation you deserve for your personal injury claim. You can schedule a no-cost consultation today by calling The Law Offices of Charlie Waters at 214-742-2223, or by filling out the Contact Form below.