Pedestrian Accident Attorney San Antonio Texas
Drivers have the responsibility to remain alert for pedestrians. However, many drivers ignore the rights of pedestrians and countless pedestrian accidents occur that could be avoided. Unfortunately, pedestrian accidents are all too common. Passing vehicles are a constant threat to pedestrians. Sometimes these drivers make mistakes and end up causing severe and debilitating injuries or even death.
Types of Injuries caused by Pedestrian Accidents:
- Broken, crushed or fractured bones
- Severed limbs
- Head trauma
- Brain injuries – such as concussions or severe traumatic brain injury
- Spinal cord injuries including paralysis
In Texas, pedestrians do not automatically have the right of way. This has led to many pedestrian accidents and may disputes as to liability. Most of the time the pedestrian is at a disadvantage in a dispute because the pedestrian is often severely injured and cannot give a statement at the scene. It is not uncommon for a driver to blame the pedestrian, saying he or she jumped in front of them or entered the street on a “Do Not Walk” sign, especially when the pedestrian is unable to speak. Therefore, insurance companies attempt to either avoid the claim by an injured pedestrian by placing blame on that injured pedestrian or limit the recovery of an injured pedestrian by offering a quick settlement. This could potentially cause you to not receive the compensation you deserve for past and future medical expenses. Having an attorney from the start, will ensure that your rights are protected.
Because pedestrian accidents are often serious and require extensive medical treatment, it is crucial that you pursue full compensation from all liable parties. You should not be responsible for the financial burdens of medical costs, missed pay checks, and long term rehabilitation.
During this stressful time, you need an attorney who will work with you and your medical team in order to gain a complete understanding of your injuries and the impact these injuries have on your daily life. You need an attorney who will ensure that you receive the proper compensation not only for past and future medical expenses but for any lost wages, loss of enjoyment of life and for pain and suffering that may be appropriate.
If you’ve been injured in a pedestrian accident, I will work with the insurance companies to ensure that you receive the compensation you need and deserve. Call me at (210) 598-8286 or contact me online today so that I can help make this stressful time easier for you. I will work with you to ensure you get the best legal representation possible. I serve San Antonio and surrounding areas including Boerne, Kerrville, and the Texas Hill Country.