Euless Pedestrian Accident Lawyers
Helping You to Win Your Case
Nobody goes out for a nice stroll with the expectation that they’re going to be hit by a car. But according to the CDC Injury Center’s reporting on motor vehicle safety, more than 7,000 pedestrians are killed each year in accidents, and there are roughly 104,000 emergency room visits by pedestrians involved in non-fatal accidents.
Because pedestrians have little protection, accidents tend to cause severe damage to pedestrians, while motorists may only have minor cuts and bruises. This means that even a relatively slow or minor-seeming accident can result in injuries that leave pedestrian victims burdened with endless bills, emotional trauma, and physical suffering.
If you want the best shot at getting compensation for your injuries, then you should work with an experienced attorney. The attorneys at The Wolf of Law Street have experience in handling accidents just like yours, and they’re ready to offer the kind of relentless representation you need.
What Risk Factors Contribute to Pedestrian Accidents?
Some days are naturally more risky than others, typically due to poor weather conditions. However, a driver that is paying attention to what they’re doing can compensate for poor weather conditions by driving a little slower to be safe. But if a good driver can be safe on a bad day, a bad driver can be a danger on the most beautiful of days.
There is simply no way to tell for sure that a driver is going to cause an accident until it happens. However, there are certain risks that pedestrians can keep an eye out for that may help them to avoid ending up in an accident.
Risk factors that contribute to a pedestrian accident include:
- Visibility: Poor visibility can be caused by weather conditions, improper windshield cleanliness, smoke, or any number of other causes. When visibility is poor, pedestrians are harder to see, but drivers are supposed to keep this in mind as they operate their vehicles.
- Infrastructure: Sometimes, the most dangerous thing in the world is poor city planning. On-ramps that lead into blind turns or sharp corners alongside a drop, a poorly designed section of road can increase the likelihood of pedestrian accidents.
- Distractions: Distracted driving is one of the major causes of pedestrian accidents. Texting while driving, fiddling with the radio, or getting too engrossed in conversation can all result in distracted driving that leaves drivers without enough time to correct mistakes or apply the brakes to avoid an accident.
- Negligence/Recklessness: These are important factors in winning a pedestrian accident case. Most pedestrian accidents will have either negligence or recklessness as a feature of them. They still might include such things as distracted driving during poor visibility, but distracted driving itself is a form of negligence.
- Speeding: Speeding prevents drivers from stopping in time to avoid getting into accidents; it is a reckless behavior but also a deadly one since the higher the speed, the greater the injury. Speeding may also result in drivers failing to turn properly, which places pedestrians on the sidewalk in danger.
- Impairment: Taking drugs or alcohol before getting behind the wheel is illegal strictly because of how dangerous it is. The problem with drunk drivers is that they are incredibly unpredictable, and so, as a pedestrian, it can be hard to spot a potentially dangerous situation ahead of time.
What Kinds of Damages Can Be Recovered Following a Pedestrian Accident?
You can recover a number of damages following a pedestrian accident so long as you are able to prove them to a significant degree. For example, if you claim that you were injured and suffered expensive medical bills because of the accident, then you would have to prove this by bringing in the paperwork.
Other things you can recover are harder to prove. After all, how do you prove emotional distress? It’s less tangible and harder to prove in a concrete manner. Damages like this can still be sought after, but they are harder to win than something tangible like a medical bill.
Damages that can be recovered following a pedestrian accident include (but aren’t limited to):
- Emotional distress
- Mental anguish
- Lost income
- Lost earning capacity
- Medical expenses already incurred
- Medical expenses projected going forward
- Property damage
- Loss of services
- Loss of consortium
It can be difficult to determine how much to ask for when pursuing a pedestrian accident case. Your medical bills and lost income are a good place to start calculating, but how do you calculate everything? One of the better ways to figure out how much to ask for through your lawsuit is to speak to an attorney first and get their opinion. The Wolf of Law Street is happy to help you determine the compensation you should request.
How Do You Win a Pedestrian Accident Case?
To win a case, you need to prove to the court a few simple truths.
- Truth 1: You’ve suffered damages due to an injury
- Truth 2: That injury was caused by an accident
- Truth 3: That accident was caused by another party’s negligence or recklessness
- Truth 4: That party is the one facing you in the courtroom
These truths may seem easy to prove to you, but that’s because you lived through the accident, and the experience is still fresh in your mind. But you have to prove these to the court, and that takes evidence, testimony, and a carefully considered argument.
How Do I Put Together an Argument to Win My Pedestrian Accident Case?
Putting together an argument that will win your pedestrian accident case is a difficult thing to do. Cases like these are battlefields where one side throws everything they’ve got to make themselves look innocent. Cutting through a strong defense can be incredibly difficult.
But you don’t have to go at this alone. The Wolf of Law Street is ready to offer assistance. With experience working on cases just like yours, we bring a lot to the table when you work with us. We’re compassionate and committed to our clients, and that means being fearless in the courtroom by providing aggressive representation that will cut through the lies and misdirections the opposition throws at us.
So if you’ve been injured in a pedestrian accident, contact The Wolf of Law Street by giving us a call at (972) 573-4532 to speak to one of our professionals about your situation.