If you have been injured in an accident with a motor vehicle as a pedestrian, you should speak with a Euless pedestrian accident injury attorney. It’s likely that you have significant injuries. You are also not alone. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, a pedestrian is injured every eight minutes in an accident with an automobile. Almost 5,000 pedestrians a year are killed in accidents with automobiles.
Accidents involving a pedestrian and a vehicle can produce some of the most serious injuries, because of the lack of protection for the pedestrian and the size and speed of most automobiles. Some of the most common injuries incurred by pedestrians in motor vehicle accidents include broken bones, traumatic brain injuries, internal organ damage, spinal cord injuries, and death.
There are a number of causes of accidents between pedestrians and motor vehicles. Many of the accidents occur because the drivers are speeding and cannot stop in time for a pedestrian. About half of all pedestrian accidents are attributable to drivers failing to yield. Over half of pedestrian accidents involve a vehicle that is turning – in most cases, turning left. Surprisingly, about a third of pedestrian accidents are hit and runs.
Under Texas law, drivers who hit pedestrians in Euless due to negligent driving can be held legally liable for all damages caused in the accident, including medical expenses, lost wages, and pain and suffering. There are a number of steps that must be taken in order to be able to recover from the driver who may have caused the accident. You must prove that the driver’s negligent behavior resulted in the collision, and that may involve talking to witnesses, hiring accident reconstruction experts, photographing the scene, securing video footage of the accident, and communication with medical insurance companies and doctors.
If you have been injured in a pedestrian accident in Euless, you should speak with an attorney. Call the Euless pedestrian accident attorneys at the Barber Law Firm at 972-231-5800. Our team can help. Call today to schedule a free consultation or to learn more.