Approximately 5,000 people are killed every year in pedestrian traffic accidents. According to the NHTSA (National Highway Traffic Safety Administration), in 2012, 4,743 pedestrians—more than 12 people every day— were killed in collisions with motor vehicles. There were also 76,000 pedestrian injuries reported in 2012—nearly one every 7 minutes.
Unfortunately, new studies show that drivers are more distracted than ever before – mainly attributable to using new technologies while traveling. The use of cell phones, headphones, social media, and mobile devices are creating extremely dangerous conditions for other cars as well as pedestrians.
Pedestrian injuries are commonly severe. Spine injuries, head and neck injuries, paralysis, and broken bones, occur frequently when pedestrians are struck by vehicles.
What The Barber Law Firm Can Do For You
Our Dallas pedestrian accident attorneys and The Barber Law Firm understand the priorities following a traumatic accident:
- Handling the claims process with insurance companies;
- Paying medical and hospital bills;
- Recovering lost wages; and
- Making sure the insurance company will cover future medical costs.
Our attorneys have years of experience handling pedestrian accident cases and claims. We will help you through the claim process and work with you, your medical providers, and insurance companies to make sure you get a fair resolution for your claim.
No matter what type of claim you have, it is always recommended that you pursue your claim as soon after your incident as possible because there are certain time limitations in Texas that limit how long you have to file a claim. If you wish to discuss your pedestrian accident with an accident lawyer in Dallas, TX, contact The Barber Law Firm. If we agree to handle your case, we will normally work on a contingent fee basis—we only get paid if you do. Contact the pedestrian injury lawyers at The Barber Law Firm for a FREE consultation on at 972-231-5800, or fill out our online form.