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Pedestrian Accidents in Texas | What You Must Know

Pedestrian Accidents in Texas | What You Must Know

There are few auto accidents more damaging than pedestrian accidents, as pedestrians have very little protection from the elements and other motorists. When someone is struck by a car, they frequently require serious medical care, which is quite expensive. That is why if you have been injured in a pedestrian accident, you are most likely now seeking financial compensation to help you heal. Please continue reading and speak with our knowledgeable Houston personal injury attorneys to learn more about pedestrian accidents and how we can help if you have been injured in one. Here are some of the questions you may have:

What are the most common causes of pedestrian accidents in Texas?

Pedestrian accidents can happen for many reasons. For example, sometimes, when pedestrians are crossing the road late at night and are wearing dark clothing or vegetation is overgrown, motorists may not see them until it is too late. In other cases, poor weather conditions can cause motorists to lose control of their vehicles and go sliding off the road and into a pedestrian. However, pedestrian accidents are most commonly the result of driver negligence, such as driving under the influence, texting while driving, speeding, or otherwise violating the rules and regulations of the road.

Can I sue for an injury sustained in a pedestrian accident?

If you are injured in a pedestrian accident, you will have to hire an experienced Texas personal injury attorney who can prove that you were hurt as a direct result of another party’s negligence. Our firm will work to uncover surveillance footage of the accident, pictures of the accident, police reports of the accident, medical documents regarding your injuries, witness testimony corroborating your claim, and more.

What is the statute of limitations for personal injury claims in the state of Texas?

If you are injured in a pedestrian accident, though you may consider waiting to see if your injuries heal on their own before taking legal action, you must not wait too long. Generally, the sooner you file your claim, the better. However, since the statute of limitations for personal injury claims in Texas is, generally, two years, you will, generally, have two years from the date of your accident to take legal action against the party responsible. If you wait too long, you will most likely lose your right to sue. We are here to help you today.

Contact our experienced Houston firm

We understand how challenging various legal matters can be, which is why we have dedicated ourselves to helping clients in Texas through a wide array of legal matters, including personal injury law and criminal defense. If you have sustained a serious injury or are facing criminal charges, contact the Gonzalez Law Group today to learn more about how we can help you through every step of the legal process ahead. 

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