The last thing anybody should have to worry about when they are walking in and around the roadway is that they will need a Dallas pedestrian accident attorney. Unfortunately, pedestrian accidents are not uncommon, and they can lead to severe injuries and tremendous medical bills for victims. At Johnson, Zegen, Scott & Williams, PLLC, we are ready to help if you or a loved one has been injured in a pedestrian accident and need compensation for your losses.
There is no denying pedestrians are much more vulnerable and that they are more likely to sustain serious injuries than those inside passenger vehicles. During the latest reporting year across the state of Texas, the Department of Transportation said that there were 5,684 total pedestrian accidents. While that may not seem like a tremendous number, what is shocking is the total amount of injuries and fatalities that resulted from those incidents:
Out of all reported pedestrian accidents during the latest year, only 271 of the people involved confirmed that they sustained no injuries at all. Pedestrians simply do not have any protection against the force of a vehicle slamming into them. At Johnson, Zegen, Scott & Williams, PLLC, it is not uncommon for our Dallas pedestrian accident lawyers to help clients who have sustained the following:
In many cases, Dallas pedestrian accident victims suffer from temporary or permanent disabilities due to their injuries. These victims also have a high likelihood of suffering from emotional and psychological pain and suffering due to the incident and their injuries.
In most cases, pedestrian accident victims will receive compensation through insurance settlements. However, it is not uncommon for insurance carriers to offer an insufficient amount of money to cover all of a pedestrian accident victim’s expenses. In those cases, it may be necessary to file a personal injury lawsuit against the at-fault party.
Victims of pedestrian accidents have a limited amount of time to file a lawsuit to recover compensation for their losses. The statute of limitations for pedestrian accident cases in Texas is two years from the date the incident occurred.
If you or somebody you love has been injured in a pedestrian accident that was caused by a negligent driver, contact your attorney immediately. At Johnson, Zegen, Scott & Williams, PLLC, we have extensive experience and resources ready to put to work on your behalf. Our goal is to recover the compensation you are entitled to, which can include: