Dallas Pedestrian Accident Attorney
If you suffered a broken leg, skull fracture, brain injury, internal damage, or another type of injury as a pedestrian in a collision in Dallas, speak to a Dallas pedestrian accident attorney. The lead personal injury lawyers at McGilberry & Shirer each have more than 30 years of experience in North Texas and can help you understand your rights and options after any type of pedestrian injury. You could achieve recovery for your past and future medical costs, pain and suffering, and lost wages after a pedestrian accident in Dallas.
Pedestrians are what the law refers to as “vulnerable road users,” or VRUs. These are people on the road who have less protection than motor vehicle drivers in the event of a collision. VRUs such as bicyclists and pedestrians are more at risk of sustaining injuries in collisions and therefore deserve a certain level of respect and care from drivers. If a driver ignores these duties of care, he or she could strike, injure, or kill an innocent pedestrian in Dallas. The Dallas pedestrian accidents lawyers at McGilberry & Shirer is here to help injured pedestrians.
FAQs About Pedestrian Accidents in Dallas
Come to our firm for answers to your most pressing questions after a collision, such as:
- How common are pedestrian accidents in Dallas? Dallas is the most populous city in the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex. It is a metropolis where vehicles and pedestrians constantly cross paths. Throughout Texas, 678 pedestrians died in vehicle collisions. The most common areas in Dallas for pedestrian collisions are downtown, the West End intersection, and the intersection of Malcom X and MLK.
- Who is liable for my accident? The most obvious party to hold liable for your accident is the driver who struck you. An experienced Dallas car accident attorney can help you prove another party’s fault for the accident. However, there could be other people or companies that share fault. For example, the city could be liable if a malfunctioning or poorly designed crosswalk signal contributed to your accident.
- What is my claim worth? The value of your claim will depend upon the price of medical care, the severity of your injuries, and how much the accident has impacted your financial and personal lives. Catastrophic and permanent injuries are generally worth more than superficial ones in personal injury lawsuits.
- What if I contributed to my accident? Pedestrians bear the responsibility to only crossroads and intersections when they have the right to do so. Jaywalking can lead to shared fault for a collision. In Texas, you could still be eligible for compensation as long as you’re 50% or less at fault for the collision.
- How long do I have to file a claim? The Texas civil courts give injured parties two years from the date of the accident to file personal injury claims so it is crucial to talk with a Dallas spinal cord injury lawyer right away. If you don’t discover your injuries until later (e.g., an injured spinal disk from a collision doesn’t rupture until you try to lift something a month later), the clock starts ticking on the date of discovery.
After suffering serious injuries in a pedestrian-vehicle accident in Dallas, we understand that you might have dozens of pressing questions and concerns. That’s why we provide free initial case evaluations. You can discuss your accident and injuries with an experienced attorney at no charge or obligation. Call (972) 392-1225 to schedule your meeting today.