The sad thing about pedestrian accidents is that the majority of them are preventable. More often than not, pedestrian accidents and deaths are the result of careless or reckless driving, distracted driving, or flat out refusal to respect pedestrians’ rights. At Abrams Trial Law, our attorneys defend the rights of injured parties. If you or a loved one was injured or killed in a pedestrian accident, contact our Dallas, TX pedestrian accident attorneys today.
Proving Fault in a Pedestrian Accident
Proving fault in a pedestrian accident is primarily a matter of proving negligence. It is rare, however, to have a case in which negligence is cut and dry. More often than not, the claimant must show that the other party failed to meet a reasonable standard of care given the circumstances. Work to prove each element and obtain a favorable outcome:
The driver owed the pedestrian a duty of care
The driver breached his or her duty by failing to act like a reasonable, prudent person
The driver’s negligent behavior proximately caused your injuries
You suffered actual injuries and losses
Our experienced trial attorneys at Abrams Trial Law are familiar with these types of cases and know what challenges to expect. We can help you overcome said challenges, prove each element to exist, and work toward a favorable outcome.
Damages Available in Pedestrian Accidents
What damages you stand to recover all depends on the losses you sustained. Losses typically stem from injuries, so how much in damages victims receive is typically proportionate to the severity of the injury. Some injuries that are common in pedestrian accidents include:
Spinal cord injuries
Fractures and breaks
Traumatic brain injury
No matter how severe their injuries, pedestrian accident victims typically receive emergency medical treatment. Some require lengthy hospitalization, an ongoing need for medication, and extensive rehabilitation. Each of these services is costly even after health insurance kicks in. For this reason and countless others, Texas law ensures accident victims are able to recover compensation for their damages. Damages commonly awarded in pedestrian accident cases include the following:
Past and future medical expenses
Pain and suffering
Loss of earning capacity
Scarring and disfigurement
Loss of consortium and loss of services
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If you or a loved one was involved in a pedestrian accident, you need the support and guidance of an experienced and aggressive attorney. Contact Abrams Trial Law to learn more about how our trial attorneys are prepared to help you.
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