During the summer, there are more pedestrians in Dallas enjoying the bright, sunny weather. It is nice to walk around town, but it can be very dangerous. In 2010, there were 4,280 pedestrians killed and 70,000 were injured in traffic accidents in America. To help you know what to do in case you are ever in a pedestrian accident, here are four tips:
- Get medical help: It’s important to get medical care immediately after a pedestrian accident before doing anything else. Even if you don’t think you were injured, you should still get medical help since your injuries might not show up right away. Also, if you find out later that you were injured and didn’t seek medical care immediately, it will be harder to get the compensation you deserve.
- Contact the police: Even if the pedestrian accident doesn’t seem serious, it’s still vital to get a police report. The police report is an unbiased perspective from an official of what occurred during the pedestrian accident. If you have a police report, it’s more likely you will have a stronger case if you decide to go to court.
- Gather evidence: You should take photos of where the accident occurred, and even show what kind of clothing you were wearing, and what time of day it happened. If any witnesses were there, get their contact information, so they can share their perspective of the pedestrian accident.
- Contact an experienced pedestrian accident attorney: Before talking to your insurance company, you should first talk to a Texas pedestrian accident attorney. Many times insurance companies aren’t working for your best interest. A pedestrian accident attorney knows how the laws work and can get you the compensation you are entitled to for your physical and emotional trauma.
If you or a loved one were the victim of a Texas pedestrian accident, contact the knowledgeable Texas pedestrian accident attorneys at the Law Offices of W.T. Johnson today and set-up your free, no-obligation consultation.