What You Should Know About Pedestrian Accidents in Texas

What You Should Know About Pedestrian Accidents in Texas

There are few things worse than sustaining a serious injury in an accident due to no fault of your own. Unfortunately, in today’s day and age, pedestrian accidents occur more frequently than you may think. Please continue reading and speak with our Texas personal injury attorneys to learn more about pedestrian accidents and how we can help if you’ve been hurt in one. Here are some of the questions you may have:

How do pedestrian accidents most frequently happen?

Pedestrian accidents occur for a wide variety of reasons, though they can most often be traced back to driver negligence. Some of the most common causes of pedestrian accidents include failing to notice pedestrians while driving at night, driving while fatigued, driving while under the influence of drugs or alcohol, texting while driving, speeding, and more. If you were injured in an accident due to a motorist who was doing any of the aforementioned at the time of your accident, there is a very good chance that you are entitled to financial compensation in a personal injury claim.

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

Pedestrian accidents are often devastating, which is why there is a chance you will be unable to do anything other than call the police to the scene of the accident. However, if possible, you should take the following steps to document the incident and boost your chances of winning a personal injury claim:

  1. Call the police.
  2. Ask witnesses for their contact info.
  3. Take pictures of the scene of the accident.
  4. Seek immediate medical treatment.
  5. Ask your doctor for all medical documentation regarding your injuries.
  6. Retain the services of a knowledgeable Texas personal injury attorney.

How long will I have to file a personal injury claim after a pedestrian accident in Texas?

As you know, every state has a statute of limitations in place when it comes to taking legal action against another party. The statute of limitations for personal injury claims in Texas is, in most cases, two years, which means that, generally, you will have two years from the date of your accident to pursue compensation from the liable party. Unfortunately, those who wait longer than two years will most likely relinquish their legal right to sue. We can help you today–all you have to do is ask.

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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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