What to Know About Pedestrian Accidents in Texas

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When pedestrian accidents occur, they often cause life-altering injuries. If you have been injured in a pedestrian accident, you may be experiencing physical, mental, emotional, and financial burdens. Our firm is here to help you recover compensation to help ease these burdens. Read on to learn more about pedestrian accidents in Texas.

How do Pedestrian Accidents Occur?

Pedestrian accidents can occur for a number of different reasons. Sometimes, these accidents are due to inclement weather conditions, faulty car parts, or poorly maintained roads. But, the majority of accidents are due to negligence on the part of the driver or pedestrian.

Some of the most common examples of driver negligence include:

  • Speeding
  • Distracted driving
  • Driving under the influence of drugs/alcohol
  • Ignoring signs, lights, and other rules of the road
  • Interacting with passengers

Pedestrians must do their part to protect themselves as well. Accidents can occur if pedestrians ignore traffic lights, look at a cell phone while crossing the street, wear headphones that limit the ability to hear cars coming/honking, fail to use crosswalks, etc.

How Long do I Have to File a Claim in Texas?

When you are recovering from a serious injury, taking legal action may be the last thing on your mind, but it is important that you do not wait too long. This is because there is a deadline known as the statute of limitations. In Texas, the statute of limitations for a personal injury accident is generally two years. This means that failing to file your claim within two years from the date of the accident will likely mean losing your opportunity to recover the compensation you need and deserve to heal. To avoid missing any important deadlines, make sure to contact an experienced personal injury attorney as soon as possible.

If you or a loved one has been injured in a pedestrian accident in Texas, you will need a strong legal team on your side. Contact us to speak with a dedicated personal injury attorney 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.