Pedestrian Accidents in Texas | What You Need to Know

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There are few things more frightening and devastating than crossing the road or walking down the sidewalk only to be struck by a car or another automobile. Unfortunately, pedestrian accidents occur more frequently than you may think, and though various factors can cause them, they are most often the result of driver negligence. If you are someone who has been injured in a pedestrian accident due to a negligent driver, our firm is here to help. Please continue reading and speak with our knowledgeable Texas personal injury attorney to learn more about pedestrian accidents, what you should do after being hurt in one, and how our firm can help you through every step of the claims process ahead. Here are some of the questions you may have:

What should I do if I am injured in a pedestrian accident?

If you are hurt in a pedestrian accident, it is critical that you take the following steps to ensure that you document the incident:

  1. Call the police, as they will send an ambulance to the scene of the accident that will transport you to a hospital.
  2. Ask the driver for his or her insurance information.
  3. Ask anyone who saw your accident for their name and number.
  4. Take pictures of the scene of the accident, including your injuries.
  5. Ask your physician for any medical documentation concerning your injuries.
  6. Retain the services of an experienced Texas personal injury attorney who can gather and present all additional evidence needed to satisfy the burden of proof. In many cases, our firm can subpoena security camera footage of the accident to prove that you were injured as a direct result of another party’s negligence.

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

If you are someone who has been injured in a pedestrian accident in Texas, you will have to file your claim within the state’s statute of limitations. The statute of limitations for personal injury claims in Texas is two years, you will, under most circumstances, have two years from the date of your accident to sue the party responsible. If you wait past the two-year limit, you will most likely lose your right to sue. Our firm is here to begin the claims process on your behalf today.

Contact our experienced Smith County, 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.