Injured in a Dallas Pedestrian Accident?
Our lawyers know what it takes to prove fault in a car v. person crash
You should not have to worry about your safety when you are walking in Dallas. Unfortunately, pedestrians are often hit by cars and suffer serious injuries like broken bones, spinal cord injuries, soft tissue damage, and traumatic brain injuries (TBI). Some of these injuries can be life-threatening and ultimately fatal. When this happens, injury victims can rely on the Dallas pedestrian accident lawyers at Tracey Fox & Walters for justice.
While pedestrians have a responsibility to look out for their own safety, drivers have a greater responsibility to look out for the safety of vulnerable roadway users like pedestrians. When they don’t meet that responsibility and are negligent, it can lead to an accident that leaves pedestrians seriously hurt.
What are common causes of Dallas pedestrian accidents?
- Failing to yield the right of way at crosswalks
- Distracted driving
- Disobeying traffic signs and signals
- Failing to use their turn signal
- Driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs
- Failing to drive safely during bad weather or traffic conditions
Sadly, Texas is one of the most dangerous states in the nation when it comes to pedestrian safety. Cars and pedestrians travel down the same streets in Dallas and other big cities, increasing the risk of an accident. Thousands of pedestrians are injured in the state each year, and hundreds killed.
We take pedestrian accidents very seriously. When someone is hurt because of another's negligence, we do something about it.
How long does it take to settle a pedestrian accident case in Dallas?
Settling a pedestrian accident case in Texas varies in time due to unique factors. It depends on the extent of your injuries, the progress of your medical treatment, and how difficult the insurance company decides to be. While some cases settle quickly, others may take months or even years.
Our goal is to secure maximum compensation for medical expenses, pain and suffering, and lost wages as efficiently as possible. Our experienced Dallas pedestrian accident attorneys won’t settle for less than you deserve. If needed, we will pursue the case in court.
How long do I have to file a pedestrian accident lawsuit?
In Texas, the statute of limitations for pedestrian accidents typically allows a two-year window from the date of the incident. Following this deadline is crucial, as missing it can result in losing the right to file a lawsuit. Timely action is essential for gathering and preserving critical evidence, as well, including witness statements and medical records. Moreover, filing as soon as possible within the statute of limitations strengthens your position in negotiations with insurance companies.
Fighting for your rights
Pedestrians have no protection when they are hit by a car and can suffer a wide range of injuries. If the car was driving at a slow speed, they may only suffer minor scrapes and bruises. But even at moderate speeds, the injuries can include broken bones, spinal cord injuries or traumatic brain injuries. A pedestrian hit by a car may need surgery, hospitalization and physical therapy. Their ability to walk may be affected or they could be paralyzed.
Recovering from those injuries can take months or years, and the medical expenses can add up quickly. The person may no longer be able to work. But just as with car accidents, insurance companies will try to get away with paying as little as possible.
If you've been injured in a pedestrian accident, you need an attorney who will help you take action against the person responsible. You need someone who will fight to get you the financial compensation you are owed so you can make as full a recovery as possible. You need Tracey Fox & Walters.
Our attorneys will investigate your accident and look for evidence that proves the driver was negligent. We'll determine the full value of your claim, including current and future medical expenses. Then we won't rest until we get the results that are right for you. Many times, this comes through a negotiated settlement.
Contact us to schedule an appointment for a free case evaluation. We'll review the details of your accident and advise you on your legal options. If we take your case, you don't owe us a penny unless we win.