Bellaire Pedestrian Accident Lawyer

841 pedestrians were killed in Texas out of the 6,516 fatalities reported by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) last year alone. Sadly, many pedestrian accidents in the U.S involve negligent motorists. If you were hurt or lost a loved one in a similar accident caused by a careless driver, you may be eligible to pursue legal action against them.

Our top-rated Bellaire pedestrian accident lawyers at Lone Star Injury Attorneys handle these cases daily. We help our clients recover monetary compensation as a form of closure. Because we care, no upfront legal fees are demanded, and neither do we ask for consultation fees. With us, you have the freedom to discuss your case at length. Call now to speak with a trusted personal injury attorney.

Top Causes of Pedestrian Accidents in Texas

Many factors contribute to fatal and non-fatal pedestrian accidents in Bellaire. Unfortunately, motorists are often at the center of these accidents. Negligent driving practices likely to elevate the chances of pedestrian accidents are:

Failure to Yield

Drivers do not always have the right of way. They are required to yield to other road users at one point including pedestrians. Unfortunately, not all motorists give up the right of way in areas legally required to do so such as pedestrian crossings. The consequences of pedestrian accidents can be fatal, because some of them speed when approaching these points.

Speeding

Motorists have a duty to operate their vehicles at a considerable speed, especially when driving in areas busy with pedestrians. Some streets and towns have speed limits that dictate how fast vehicles should safely move. For instance, drivers on a freeway such as the Interstate-10 have the right to speed within set maximum limits. However, they cannot do the same on busy streets. Any form of reckless driving can have fatal consequences.

Distracted Driving

Sometimes drivers get distracted by phones, entertainment devices, and other distractions while driving. As a result, their attention on the road is reduced, making it near-impossible for them to be aware of pedestrians. Other forms of distracted driving also involve grooming, eating, adjusting seats, and reaching for dropped items while driving.

Drunk Driving

When drunk drivers get behind the wheels, they not only endanger their safety but also put the lives of other road users at risk too. Because they are impaired, such drivers are unable to make informed decisions while on the road. Their cognitive functions become disrupted, thus reducing their visibility and reaction time. No matter how your accident occurred, our Bellaire pedestrian accident attorneys will work closely with experts to pinpoint the fault and establish the party to sue.

Injuries Linked to Pedestrian Accidents

Pedestrian accidents cause life-changing injuries to survivors. They may also be mild, depending on the circumstances of the accident and the persons involved. Most of the injuries reported in Bellaire pedestrian accidents involve:

  • Broken bones
  • Cuts and bruises
  • Head injuries
  • Spinal injuries
  • Traumatic Brain Injuries
  • Internal injuries
  • Disfigurement
  • Whiplash and lacerations
  • Muscle and nerve damage

Seeking immediate medical evaluation after a pedestrian accident is essential. Some injuries such as internal bleeding, punctured lungs or kidneys, and broken ribs may not be apparent immediately. They require extensive medical evaluation and analysis to establish and treat.

Furthermore, you will need medical documentation and testimonials from your physician to prove causation and the injuries suffered. For this reason, you should see a doctor as soon as possible. Hiring a dedicated Bellaire pedestrian accident attorney allows you the time and peace of mind to focus on treatment without worrying about filing your injury claim.

Recoverable Damages Following a Pedestrian Accident

Our Bellaire pedestrian accident lawyers evaluate each case we handle uniquely because no two accidents are the same. Although the types of recoverable losses may be somewhat similar, we fight for maximum compensation on behalf of our clients. We build a customized approach to recover compensation for damages such as:

  • Lost wages for all the time you missed work
  • Past and future medical expenses for your injuries
  • Emotional trauma
  • Physical pain and suffering
  • Loss of consortium
  • Loss of future income
  • Loss of companionship
  • Rehabilitation and therapy costs
  • Permanent disfigurement or disability

The severity of your injuries and their impact on your daily life will determine what damages you can recover. An experienced pedestrian accident lawyer will consult financial experts for help with valuing your claim so you can recover the most out of your injury case. Call our firm or fill out our online contact form today to meet with our team.

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