Pedestrian Accidents In Texas
If you’ve been hit by a car in Texas, you may be entitled to a settlement. Our dedicated team at Marcum PC Law Firm works with clients in need of legal representation as they seek damages for their pedestrian accident injuries.
What Is A Pedestrian Accident?
Any accident between a motor vehicle and a person not operating a motor vehicle is considered a pedestrian accident. A pedestrian is not only a person traveling by foot — it can also be someone riding a bicycle or skateboard. If a driver violated Texas law by neglecting to grant right of way to a pedestrian when necessary, pedestrians may suffer extreme injuries and sometimes death.
How Common Are Accidents Involving Pedestrians And Vehicles?
In the United States, 7,485 people were struck and killed by drivers in 2021, the highest number of deaths in nearly 40 years. Fortunately, though injuries from a pedestrian accident can be extremely severe, not all accidents are fatal.
Are Drivers Always Responsible For Yielding To Pedestrians?
In most circumstances, pedestrians have the right of way, as the liability falls on the driver of the vehicle. While often pedestrians cross busy streets and roadways where cars, trucks and other vehicles are driving fast, it’s generally the responsibility of the drivers of these vehicles to be vigilant and precautionary around pedestrians.
As long as pedestrians are following traffic laws, the driver is responsible to maintain a safe distance from them, use turn signals when applicable, follow speed limits and yield to pedestrians to prevent any accident or injury. Pedestrians are also expected to use designated sidewalks or crosswalks where applicable, follow road signs and traffic rules, and keep a sharp eye for reckless drivers. Unfortunately, accidents still happen, and when they do, the pedestrian likely qualifies for compensation.
The Driver Is Responsible For Pedestrian Accidents When…
- A driver fails to yield at a pedestrian crosswalk
- A reckless driver does not obey traffic signs, speed limits, or other road regulations
- A driver operates the vehicle while distracted, under the influence, or clearly negligent of their surroundings.
What Are The Most Common Causes Of Pedestrian Accidents?
Pedestrian accidents often stem from drivers committing the following:
- Drunk driving
- Failing to stop at traffic signals
- Failing to obey traffic laws or yield the right of way
- Performing unsafe turns
What Does A Pedestrian Accident Lawyer Do?
Your experienced pedestrian accident lawyer in Texas will work with you through every step of your claim. The attorneys in both the Dallas and Houston Marcum PC Law Firm locations are well-equipped to provide you with top-tier legal advice and support to receive the settlement you deserve.
Pedestrian accident injury claims lawyer provide services such as:
- Conduct a thorough investigation of your accident;
- Seek damages from all liable parties;
- Collect evidence to prove liability;
- Represent you in court;
- And much more!
Have You Or Someone You Know Been Injured As A Pedestrian By A Vehicle In Texas?
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If you have questions for a Pedestrian Accident Lawsuit Lawyer, consult with an attorney from Marcum PC Law Firm. Our law firm will work diligently for your settlement. If you are located in or near Dallas or Houston, Texas, call (713) 714-0073 for a free initial consultation.