Dallas Pedestrian Accident Attorneys
Helping Injured Pedestrians Recover
Pedestrian accidents are hardly ever minor, and sadly, between 2003 and 2012, Texas earned the unenviable distinction of being the 10th most dangerous state for pedestrians. Over 4,200 victims of pedestrian accidents died during this period.
When a body goes up against tons of metal, the results are usually serious, if not deadly. Victims and their loved ones are often left with financial problems in addition to mental and emotional distress. In short, a pedestrian accident can be devastating financially as well as physically and emotionally. An experienced Dallas personal injury attorney can help you put your life back together even after having sustained such considerable losses.
You might be thinking: Is hiring an attorney really worth it? Aren't they expensive? Why should I put myself at risk of further adding to my financial burden?
Certainly, quality legal assistance doesn't come cheap. However, you stand to lose a lot more if you don't hire an attorney - compensation for medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering, and other damages.
But What If I Don't Have the Finances to Cover Attorney Fees?
Don't worry about it. At The Law Office of WT Johnson, we provide legal representation for accident victims on a contingency-fee basis, meaning we don't take a cent from our clients unless we win them coverage - and even then, we only take a reasonable percentage of their settlement or judgment as payment for our services.
How Will You Help Me Win My Dallas Case?
In order to strengthen your claim, our legal team will conduct an extensive analysis of the circumstances of your accident. We will collect police and medical reports, witness statements, relevant pictures and videos, expert testimony, and other supporting evidence and use them to build an effective legal argument. We will also put in our full efforts to ensure you get compensation for the full extent of your damages, both economic and non-economic.
How Big Is the Pedestrian Accident Problem?
As the victim of a pedestrian accident, you may feel like you have rotten luck. You may be asking yourself, why me? But the truth is that pedestrian injuries are more common than most people would like to think. Just look at the numbers. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC):
- In 2012, there were 4,743 pedestrian accident fatalities.
- There were also approximately 76,000 pedestrian accident injuries in the same year.
- This averages to one pedestrian accident death every two hours, and a pedestrian accident injury every seven minutes.
- Pedestrians are 1.5 times more likely to die than occupants of a passenger vehicle in a car crash.
For more than 25 years, the lawyers at The Law Office of WT Johnson have helped countless victims and their families get the justice and the financial coverage they deserve and need to build a better future. Let us do the same for you.
Pedestrians Must Follow the Law
While in reality the impact of a pedestrian accident is always worse for the pedestrian, the fact remains that Texas law does place a certain level of obligation on pedestrians as well. Pedestrians must:
- Walk on the sidewalk where one is available, or if there is none, walk on the left side of the road facing traffic.
- Stay to the right-hand side of any crosswalk.
- Yield to vehicles other than in a crosswalk.
- Follow all posted traffic rules and signals.
Pedestrians who jaywalk or otherwise fail to follow these rules who are then injured in an accident may be unable to make any monetary recovery for their injuries. Believe it or not, it is possible for pedestrians to be distracted same as drivers by cellphones or other media devices. Pedestrians are required to use due care, even at a crosswalk, and not suddenly step out in front of a motor vehicle. Remember that cars do require some amount of space and time in order to stop appropriately.
What Are You Waiting For? Call Our Dallas Pedestrian Accident Lawyers Today
It is absolutely essential that you consult with The Law Office of WT Johnson as soon as possible. First and foremost, you must file your claim before the statute of limitations expires, or else you will forfeit your right to pursue compensation completely. Second, evidence tends to fade with time, so the sooner we can get started on an investigation of your case, the better. Please contact our office today for immediate legal assistance or call (214) 231-0544.
- Pedestrian Accident Blogs
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- What to do After a Pedestrian Accident
- Pedestrian Safety - CDC
- Traffic Safety Facts - Pedestrians
If you would like to discuss your claim with a member of our team, don't hesitate to call us at (214) 231-0544. We're ready to help you, and won't rest until you receive the settlement you deserve.