Dallas Pedestrian Accident Lawyer
When a vehicle hits a pedestrian, the results are catastrophic and often lethal. If you are fortunate enough to survive, a Dallas pedestrian accident attorney can help recover the compensation you need to heal.
The sheer size of a motor vehicle next to a pedestrian means the consequences of a collision are almost always catastrophic. When you’re hit by a vehicle, you could suffer broken bones, traumatic brain damage, spinal cord injuries, amputations and even paralyzation. These damages can be debilitating and permanently impact life as you once knew it.
A Dallas pedestrian accident lawyer at Crain Lewis Brogdon, LLP will fight for the compensation you deserve. First, we’ll investigate the cause of your accident to determine who is liable for your damages. Next, we’ll work tirelessly to achieve a successful outcome. You’ll be able to focus on recuperating while we work to get the compensation you need.
Responsibility in Pedestrian Accident Claims
In many cases, the driver of the vehicle that hit you will be found liable for your injuries. The driver could have been driving recklessly, which happens for a number of reasons. Often, the accidents occur because the driver was distracted, sleep-deprived, drunk, or simply driving aggressively.
However, in some cases, the driver did everything possible to avoid hitting you, and it was a factor outside of their control that caused the accident. If a malfunctioning part on their vehicle caused the wreck, for example, then the parts manufacturer or technician could be found liable.
There is also a chance that roadway hazards, such as a large pothole, debris in the road, or an unsecured road construction zone caused the accident. In this case, the Texas Department of Transportation could be held liable for your damages.
An attorney can help determine whose negligence is responsible for causing the pedestrian accident, and then work to hold them accountable in court.
Calculating Total Compensation
Your lawyer can ensure that every loss you endured is accounted for when calculating the value of your claim. These losses include economic damages, such as medical bills and therapy, but also non-economic damages. These might include one or more of the following:
- Medical expenses
- Pain and suffering
- Lost wages and earning potential
- Loss of enjoyment of life
- Emotional distress
- Loss of consortium
- Disfigurement or scarring
- Loss of household services
- Property damages
The more impactful your injuries have been on your life, the greater your final compensation award will likely be. When your attorney calculates the value of your claim, you’ll have a better idea of what to expect once your case is resolved.
Contact a Dallas Pedestrian Accident Attorney
If you’ve been struck by a vehicle, recovering from the financial, emotional, and physical losses can be difficult and time-consuming. You deserve to be compensated for your pain and suffering, and you shouldn’t have to fight for your claim alone.
To discuss your case with a qualified Dallas pedestrian accident lawyer at Crain Lewis Brogdon, LLP, complete the contact form below, or give our office a call at 214-522-9404 to schedule a free claim assessment today.