Injured in a Dallas Pedestrian Accident?
Proving who was at fault if you were hit by a car
You should not have to worry about your safety when you are walking in Dallas. Unfortunately, pedestrians are hit by cars and suffer serious injuries, some fatal. And when they do, injury victims rely on the Dallas pedestrian accident lawyers at Tracey Fox & Walters for justice.
Pedestrians have a responsibility to look out for their own safety. For example, they should use crosswalks. They should look both ways before crossing the street and take care not to interrupt the flow of traffic. They should obey traffic signals.
But sometimes, that's not enough. Drivers have a responsibility to look out for the safety of 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.
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.