Personal Injury

Houston Pedestrian Accident Lawyer

We know what to do if you are hit by a car

Walking in Houston should not be a dangerous activity. You should be able to safely walk on Main Street near the Houston Zoo or Rice University. You should be able to cross Kirby Drive to get to NRG Stadium or the Astrodome.

Unfortunately, pedestrian accidents happen far too often in Houston. And when they do, the injuries can often be severe. Pedestrians have no protection against cars, trucks or other vehicles that crash into them. Being hit by a car with no protection can sometimes result in fatal accidents.

If you have been injured or a loved one was killed in a pedestrian accident, it's important to contact an experienced Houston pedestrian accident lawyer and take legal action as soon as possible. Otherwise, you might miss out on your opportunity to obtain the financial compensation you deserve. That's why it's important to contact Tracey Fox & Walters right away.

Common causes of pedestrian accidents in Houston

Drivers cause serious and/or fatal pedestrian accidents for many different reasons. Often, drivers fail to stop for crosswalks or fail to yield to pedestrians. The reasons why drivers do such things can vary. But there are often many similarities between many pedestrian accidents. Some of the most common reasons why pedestrian accidents occur at intersections, sidewalks, or crosswalks in Houston include:

  • Distracted drivers (especially texting drivers)
  • Speeding drivers
  • Aggressive drivers
  • Impaired or drunk drivers
  • Failure to yield to pedestrians

However your accident occurred, make sure to protect your rights immediately. Contact our Houston pedestrian accident attorneys and schedule an appointment at our Louisiana Street office for a free case evaluation to learn more about your rights and legal options.

Common pedestrian accident injuries

Pedestrians, unlike drivers and passengers, lack the protective barriers of a vehicle. This makes them vulnerable to life-threatening and potentially fatal injuries when hit by a car. Whether your pedestrian accident happened while you were crossing the street or on the sidewalk, some of the most common injuries you can sustain include:

  • Head injuries
  • Spinal cord injuries
  • Broken bones
  • Soft tissue injuries
  • Internal injuries

How long does it take to file a pedestrian accident lawsuit?

The timeline for filing a pedestrian accident lawsuit varies. Generally, in Texas, you have two years from the date of your pedestrian accident to take legal action, but you want to talk to a lawyer as soon as possible. An experienced pedestrian accident attorney understands the importance of meeting deadlines, ensuring your lawsuit is filed promptly. We can also help streamline the lawsuit process by gathering crucial evidence, dealing with insurers, and prioritizing your best interests.

How long does it take to settle a pedestrian accident case?

The timeline for settling a pedestrian accident case varies based on several factors. Negotiations with insurance companies, the complexity of the case, and the extent of injuries all influence this timeline. Some cases may reach a settlement relatively quickly, while others may extend for months or even years, particularly when disputes arise.

Our Houston pedestrian accident attorney will fight for compensation to cover your accident-related damages such as medical bills, lost wages and pain and suffering. We want to resolve your case efficiently, but our top priority is to get the full compensation you deserve, even if it takes longer. If a fair settlement cannot be reached, we are prepared to fight for you in court.

Demand justice

It doesn’t matter if you were crossing the street in a crosswalk, walking along the shoulder of a country road, or you were in or near the roadway for another reason, Houston pedestrian accidents can be especially complicated. That's because the driver who caused your crash will likely deny doing anything wrong. And even if the driver does admit fault, you can count on the driver's insurance company to do everything it can to reduce or deny your claim.

Insurance companies don't intimidate us. We know how to fight back against their scare tactics. We know how to negotiate with them. And we're not afraid to take them to court if they refuse to cooperate and don't make a fair settlement offer. That's why we have such a strong track record of results.

What's the secret to our success? Simple. Our Houston pedestrian accident lawyers work tirelessly on every single case we handle. From carefully analyzing accident reports, to interviewing witnesses, to consulting with experts in their field, we leave no stone unturned. Find out what we can do for you. If you were injured or a loved one was killed in a Houston area pedestrian accident, contact us today.