Houston Pedestrian Accident Lawyer
Houston Pedestrian Accidents often result in serious injury and even death. Contact Molina Law Firm today to discuss your case.
Accidents involving pedestrians are some of the most serious traffic-related accidents. A car or truck striking a person walking or running can lead to catastrophic injuries or death. Houston’s explosive growth has caused a lot of road construction that changes traffic patterns, confusing drivers and pedestrians alike. This leads to more pedestrian accidents on Houston roads. Personal injury attorney Rick Molina has a great amount of experience representing people that have been involved in pedestrian accidents. It is important that you understand how fault and responsibility are determined in Texas lawsuits. A Houston Pedestrian Accident Lawyer at Molina Law Firm can help you navigate the complexities of these accidents.
What makes us different
The Molina Law Firm has been representing pedestrian accident victims for over 20 years, helping them navigate the sometimes complex legal fight against insurance carriers. Remember that when you retain Attorney Rick Molina, you pay nothing upfront and we only collect a percentage of the compensation you receive when we have won your case. Don’t go against the insurance carriers alone. Attorney Rick Molina will aggressively represent you and fight on your behalf. We have the knowledge, resources, and experience to get you all the compensation for your loss, pain, and suffering.
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Pedestrian Accident Statistics
The Governors’ Safety Highway Association (GSHA) projects that over 6,200 pedestrians were killed on U.S. roadways in 2018, which represents a 4% increase. Over 35% of these fatal pedestrian accidents are on local streets.
Texas accounts for over 600 of those fatalities according to the 2019 TxDOT statistics, with over 1520 pedestrian accidents that resulted in serious injuries.
The cause of this increase has been widely studied and is mostly attributed to the increase in vehicle size and weight as well as the increase in distractions available to drivers today. Unfortunately, Texas ranks in the top spot for car accident and pedestrian accident fatalities.
What To Do After A Pedestrian Accident
Most accidents involving one or more pedestrians typically result in serious injuries that require medical attention. So first and foremost, you should seek medical attention as soon as possible. If possible, take photos and videos of the scene and any resulting property damage. Call Molina Law Firm as soon as possible to discuss your case.
As in most accident cases, the following are some broad steps you should take when involved in a pedestrian accident:
Get help on the way
If you cannot, get someone to call 911. This will get EMS and police on the way. Get medical attention. Even if you think you may be fine, a medical evaluation is critical.
Take photos, get the other drivers information, get witness information. Try and get as much info as possible.
Get a case number
The police will talk to everyone involved and possibly issue citations. They should provide you with a case number that is needed to obtain the crash report.
If you have been seriously injured, it is important that you get an experienced personal injury attorney to help you. Time is important. Contact us.
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Frequently Asked Questions About Pedestrian Accidents
In most cases, pedestrians have the right of way and it is the motorist that needs to be aware of his/her surroundings and yield to pedestrians. With this being said, some fault can and will be held against the pedestrian if he/she is jaywalking or recklessly walking onto streets without taking due care. An experienced personal injury attorney can help you determine who is at fault and to what degree.
There are many factors that come into play when determining compensation for an accident. There is severity of the injury and the presence of any future medical care or permanent disability. Also, a personal injury attorney will evaluate losses from not being able to return to work or loss of not being able to enjoy life because of the accident.
As in most personal injury claims, in Texas, you have up to two years to file a claim of injury from the date of the accident.