Walking can trim your waistline, lift your mood and improve overall health. It’s also a basic activity that virtually everyone does every day to get where they need to go. Unfortunately, walking also carries the risk of serious injuries in a vehicle-pedestrian collision. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) reports that 66,000 pedestrians are injured and 4,700 are killed in traffic collisions in the U.S. during a typical year.
At Kraft & Associates, P.C., our experienced personal injury lawyers have helped thousands of clients recover millions of dollars in settlements and verdicts in accident cases. Our firm is ready to help people who were struck by a vehicle while walking or standing near a roadway or crossing a street.
If you have been seriously injured in a pedestrian accident caused by the driver of a motor vehicle, you may be entitled to compensation for your losses. You should seek legal advice immediately – before you discuss the matter with an insurance adjuster and before you sign anything.
In most cases, careless drivers are to blame when pedestrians are hit. Drivers can be negligent in a number of ways, including the following:
Pedestrians have no protection from injury in a collision with a motor vehicle, and the injuries they suffer are often serious, catastrophic or even fatal. Common injuries include:
If you have been injured while on foot in an accident caused by a driver, your best course of action is to consult with a knowledgeable Dallas personal injury lawyer as soon as possible. You may be entitled to pursue a claim for damages, including medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering and other losses.
If you were struck by a hit-and-run driver or the at-fault driver had no insurance or too little, you may still be able to recover compensation through the uninsured / underinsured motorist (UM/UIM) coverage on your own auto policy. UM/UIM coverage may apply even if you were not in a vehicle when you were hit, and it may also extend to family members.
At Kraft & Associates, P.C., we provide an initial claim review and legal advice without charge or further obligation. Our Texas pedestrian accident lawyers will analyze your case and advise you as to whether you may be entitled to compensation.
If you or a loved one has suffered an injury in a pedestrian accident caused by someone else, you should speak with an experienced attorney to ensure that your legal rights are protected. Please call Kraft & Associates, P.C., at (214) 999-9999, or you can send us an e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org, or complete our online form for a free assessment of your case.