Can a Pedestrian Sue After Being Struck by a Car?

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There are few things more jarring and devastating than being involved in a pedestrian accident. Our firm understands this, which is why we are 100% dedicated to helping the wrongly injured throughout the state of Texas. If you have been injured in a pedestrian accident, please read on and reach out to our experienced Texas personal injury attorneys to learn more about how our firm can help you through the legal process going forward.

What are the most common causes of pedestrian accidents?

Pedestrian accidents happen for several reasons. Sometimes, inclement weather conditions can cause motorists to skid off the road and into a pedestrian. In other cases, negligently designed or poorly maintained roads can confuse motorists and cause an accident. In fact, even wearing dark clothing at night, or drivers turning corners where overgrown vegetation prevents them from seeing can also lead to pedestrian accidents. However, the most common cause of auto accidents is driver negligence. The most frequent types of driver negligence we see in today’s day and age include texting while driving, speeding, and driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol. However, any violation of the rules and regulations of the road is considered a negligent act, and if you were injured because of one, you are most likely now entitled to financial compensation.

That being said, to sue a negligent motorist, you will first have to prove that your injuries were directly caused by their negligence, which is not always easy. That is why you must hire an experienced attorney who knows how to both gather and present evidence as effectively as possible to win you the compensation you deserve. Our firm can work to obtain security camera footage of the accident, witness testimony, police reports of the incident, and more.

How long do I have to sue for an injury in Texas?

If you have been injured in a pedestrian accident, you must understand that pursuing legal action is a time-sensitive matter. The statute of limitations for personal injury claims in Texas is, generally, two years, which means the wrongly injured will generally have two years from the date of their accident to take legal action against a negligent party. That being said, the sooner you bring your case to our attention, the sooner we can begin fighting for the compensation you deserve.

Contact our experienced Texas firm

There are few things more jarring and disturbing than being wrongly injured in an accident. Our firm understands how difficult it can be to recuperate after a serious accident, which is why we are here to help you through the legal process, every step of the way. If you or a loved one were injured in an accident due to another party’s negligence, you need a skilled attorney on your side. Contact J. Chad Parker, PLLC today for an attorney who is ready to fight for the compensation you deserve.