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Pedestrian Accident Lawyer

If you were struck by a negligent motorist while walking in Texas, you may be entitled to compensation. At the Ben Dominguez Law Firm, our pedestrian accident lawyers can help you recover compensation from the negligent driver’s insurance company and ensure you obtain the fair settlement and justice you deserve.

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How Can a Pedestrian Accident Attorney Help?

After being struck by a negligent motorist, you may not know how to proceed with your claim or how you can pursue compensation. That’s where a pedestrian accident lawyer at the Ben Dominguez Law Firm can help. 

At the Ben Dominguez Law Firm, our pedestrian accident lawyers can handle every aspect of your claim, to allow you to focus on your recovery and moving on with your life. 

Our legal team can also help by:

What Are Common Injuries in a Texas Pedestrian Accident?

Pedestrian accidents can result in a wide range of injuries from minor to severe, and may have long-term consequences. 

Common injuries sustained in pedestrian accidents include:

01

Soft Tissue Injuries

Impact on a vehicle or the ground can cause bruising and contusions.

02

Sprains and Strains

The forceful impact can lead to sprains or strains in muscles, ligaments, or tendons.

03

Speeding

Excessive speed reduces a driver’s reaction time and increases the severity of accidents.

04

Fractures and Dislocations

The force of a collision can cause fractures, often in the extremities or pelvis.

05

Joint Dislocations

Joints may be dislocated, especially in high-impact accidents.

06

Head and Brain Injuries

A blow to the head can cause a concussion, a mild traumatic brain injury. Severe accidents may result in more serious brain injuries with potential long-term consequences.

07

Spinal Cord Injuries

High-impact collisions can lead to spinal cord injuries, causing partial or complete paralysis.

08

Nerve Damage

Injuries to the spinal cord or nerves can result in sensory and motor function impairment.

09

Internal Injuries

Blunt force trauma can cause damage to internal organs, potentially leading to serious complications.

10

Internal Bleeding

Impact from a collision may cause internal bleeding, requiring immediate medical attention.

11

Facial and Dental Injuries

Impact with a vehicle or the ground can cause fractures to facial bones. Facial trauma may result in broken or damaged teeth.

12

Road Rash

Sliding on the road during an accident can cause abrasions and road rash.

13

Fatal Injuries

In severe cases, pedestrian accidents can result in fatal injuries.

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Why Do Pedestrian Accidents Occur?

Pedestrian accidents can occur for various reasons, including: 

Distracted Driving or Walking

Drivers and pedestrians distracted by mobile devices may not pay proper attention to the road, increasing the risk of accidents.

Listening to Music

Pedestrians wearing headphones or earphones may not hear approaching vehicles, while distracted drivers may miss pedestrians.

Failure to Obey Traffic Signals

Drivers failing to obey traffic signals, such as running a traffic signal, can lead to accidents.

Failure to Yield

Drivers not yielding to pedestrians in crosswalks or at intersections, or pedestrians crossing roads without right of way, can result in collisions.

Speeding

Drivers exceeding speed limits may have reduced reaction times and increased stopping distances, making it more challenging to avoid pedestrians.

Poor Visibility

Accidents are more likely during dawn, dusk, or nighttime when visibility is reduced for both drivers and pedestrians.

Weather Conditions

Rain, fog, or snow can impact visibility and contribute to slippery road conditions, increasing the risk of accidents.

Impaired Driving

Impaired drivers are less likely to react quickly to pedestrians, increasing the likelihood of accidents.

Reckless or Aggressive Driving

Drivers engaging in aggressive behaviors, such as aggressive turns or lane changes, may pose risks to pedestrians.

Inadequate Signage

Inadequate signage or warning signals for pedestrians and drivers can contribute to accidents.

Failure to Yield During Left Turns

Drivers making left turns at intersections may fail to yield to pedestrians in crosswalks, leading to collisions.

Poor Road Conditions

Pedestrians may trip and fall due to poorly maintained sidewalks or walkways.

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What Damages Can I Recover?

Following a pedestrian accident, you may be entitled to the following types of compensation:

What if I’m in a Car Accident involving a Pedestrian?

If you were involved in an auto accident with a pedestrian, you must take immediate action to ensure their safety and yours.

Check for Injuries

If you or the pedestrian sustained injuries, call 911. If no one was injured, you must contact the non-emergency police.

Remain at the Scene

It’s a legal requirement to stop your vehicle and remain at the scene until you have spoken with law enforcement. If you leave the scene of an accident, especially one involving a pedestrian, there may be serious legal consequences.

Provide First Aid (If Needed)

If the pedestrian was seriously injured, provide basic first aid while waiting for emergency responders. Avoid moving them unless there is an immediate danger.

Exchange Information

Exchange information with the injured party and any witnesses. 

Obtain their:

Avoid Admitting Fault

Avoid admitting fault or apologizing. Let law enforcement and insurance companies conduct an investigation to determine who was at fault.

Document the Accident Scene

Take photos of the accident scene, including the location of the vehicles, any traffic signs or signals, and any visible injuries.

Contact Your Insurance Company to Report the Accident

Report the accident to your insurance company as soon as possible. Provide them with detailed information about the accident.

Cooperate with Authorities

Cooperate fully with the investigation. Provide any requested information and give only the facts.

Seek Legal Representation

Speak with an attorney as soon as possible. A lawyer can protect your rights and will handle any legal issues that may arise.

Contact Us Today!

If you were struck by a negligent motorist while walking, contact the Ben Dominguez Law Firm today. Our pedestrian accident lawyers can help you pursue the compensation you’re owed for all of your accident-related costs.

At the Ben Dominguez Law Firm, our legal team will work tirelessly to help you obtain the justice and compensation you deserve. Contact us today to learn more.

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Our legal team understands how challenging it may be to visit us in person, especially if you suffered injuries in an accident, which is why we offer both in-person and virtual appointments. Our goal is to help accident victims in the great state of Texas, receive the experienced and knowledgeable legal guidance and support they need, conveniently, and as soon as possible following a personal injury accident or incident.