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If you have been injured in a pedestrian accident in Allen, you will want to find a law firm with a significant amount of experience in obtaining large recoveries for injured pedestrians. After all, the injuries a pedestrian sustains in an automobile accident are usually quite serious and can last for a lifetime.

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, a pedestrian is injured in an accident every eight minutes in the U.S. Sadly, automobile accidents involving pedestrians result in 5,000 deaths every year and over 70,000 injuries. Head injuries are the most common type of injuries, followed by injuries to the chest and abdomen. The likelihood of a pedestrian surviving a car accident is linked to the age of the victim and the speed at which the vehicle was traveling.

Studies have shown that almost half of all accidents between and automobile and a pedestrian are attributable to the driver failing to yield. About a third of these accidents were hit and runs. Over half of the accidents involved a vehicle making a turn.

If you have been injured in a pedestrian accident in Allen, there are steps you should take immediately after the accident that can have a big impact on your ability to recover damages from the responsible driver. In order to recover, you must be able to establish that the driver was negligent and that you suffered injuries as a result. Typically, you would order medical records, obtain statements from eyewitnesses, take pictures of the accident scene, obtain police reports, and obtain any surveillance videos of the area.

Accident victims who are represented by an attorney on average recover more in damages than those who represent themselves, even after the attorney’s fees are deducted. If you are in Allen, Texas and you have been injured in a pedestrian accident, call the Allen pedestrian accident attorneys at the Barber Law Firm at 972-231-5800. We may be able to help. Call today to learn more or to schedule a free consultation on your case.

When you think of a car accident involving a pedestrian, you probably picture a pedestrian being hit by a car when a driver wasn’t paying attention or was driving under the influence. However, pedestrians can cause car accidents.

In Lewisville earlier this month, two pedestrians were hit while trying to cross a busy street where there was no crosswalk. Police believe the pedestrians were drinking, and failed to yield the right-of-way to a vehicle. The driver of the vehicle that struck the pedestrians remained at the scene until police arrived, and no charges were filed against him. The pedestrians were flown by CareFlight to Parkland Hospital in Dallas and were in stable condition after the accident.

When pedestrians cause an accident they can be held liable for the accident just like a driver of a car could be held liable if the car’s driver caused the accident. Usually, if a pedestrian causes an accident and a vehicle hits a pedestrian, the vehicle will suffer minor damage and the pedestrian will get either moderately or severely injured. In some cases, however, a pedestrian could walk in a vehicle’s path, causing the vehicle to swerve or slam on brakes, which could result in a multi-car pileup.

If you are involved in an accident caused by a pedestrian in Dallas, you should contact a Dallas pedestrian accident attorney as quickly as possible. The pedestrian can be held legally responsible. Call the Dallas automobile accident attorneys at the Barber Law Firm at 866-986-1529.

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