Even though cars dominate our roads, pedestrians have the same rights as drivers. Still, pedestrian accidents can leave victims facing more serious consequences than those in motor vehicle collisions.
Pedestrians like you shouldn’t have to face those consequences alone. Pedestrian accident lawyers serving Killeen with D. Miller & Associates, PLLC™, will stand up for your right to financial recovery and other help after an accident.
You Deserve Damages For All of Your Losses
The foundation of any injury case is this: no one injured due to negligence should have to pay for their own treatment. You would not be experiencing this pain or financial stress if it weren’t for someone else’s actions. As a result, you can pursue damages to cover:
- Emergency services
- Imaging and tests
- Physical therapy
- Medical equipment
- Lost income
Your specific expenses will vary. For instance, traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) can carry additional costs, like longer and more expensive hospital stays compared to other injuries. Permanent disabling injuries can require changes to your home and vehicle to accommodate medical equipment.
Reaching Maximum Medical Improvement (MMI)
You may be pressured to accept funds quickly and tempted to conclude the case. However, we can hold off until you reach maximum medical improvement (MMI), the point at which your medical team deems that your condition cannot improve any further. MMI gives us a better idea of your expenses, both now and in the future.
You deserve financial help for past and future losses. Texas law typically allows two years to file a personal injury lawsuit for a reason—we use that time to investigate your case while you heal, giving us an accurate idea of what you need.
Assessing Damages Like Pain and Suffering
Medical costs and lost income are straightforward; their exact cost can be reimbursed. Other damages are more nuanced, such as:
- Pain and suffering
- Mental anguish
- Emotional distress
- Loss of enjoyment of life
- Loss of consortium
These losses are based on what you uniquely experienced. Injuries with a significant impact on mental health can qualify for mental anguish, while those that rob you of your ability to do a favorite activity can result in loss of enjoyment damages.
You deserve personalized acknowledgment of your Killeen pedestrian accident. Our lawyers can stand up for your right to that acknowledgment.
In Cases of Wrongful Death
Pedestrian fatalities increased eight percent in Texas in 2020, according to the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT). Further, Killeen saw three pedestrian deaths in August 2021 alone, according to the Killeen Daily Herald.
Yet, these statistics reflect very real losses for families. If you are grieving a loved one due to a pedestrian accident, we see your pain and can help pursue financial recovery for end-of-life care, funeral and burial expenses, and lost wages.
You Deserve Representation That Doesn’t Back Down From a Fight
Pedestrian accident cases can feel like the little guy vs. a big opponent. Motor vehicles are so much larger than bystanders and can inflict terrible injuries in an accident. After that, victims must then take on insurance companies that wield considerable resources.
At D. Miller & Associates, PLLC™, we can help with:
- Speaking to adjusters and attorneys
- Restarting stalled cases
- Reviewing paperwork
- Translating legal terms
- Negotiating settlements
- Preparing for trial
Our team of pedestrian injury attorneys, paralegals, investigators, and support staff have your back, even if an insurance company is trying to shift the blame or pressure you into dropping the case. We are in it for the long run, willing to use the full two-year statute of limitations to build a case and then file a lawsuit if necessary.
Making Life Easier For Your After a Pedestrian Accident
While we work toward the larger goals of your case, you still face accident-related issues that affect your day-to-day life. To make this part of the process easier, we offer:
- Case evaluations
- Scheduling help
- Regular updates
- Meeting flexibility
We know it can be challenging to come to us from Killeen if you’re still healing from your injuries. Our pedestrian accident lawyers can come to you. We can meet you at home, at your work, or even while you’re still recovering in the hospital.
What Our Clients Say
Miller & Associates, PLLC™, has been serving clients since 2002, and we’re proud of what they have said about us:
- “The staff here are genuinely concerned about what is going on in our lives.” Shelley B.
- “Quick to answer your questions and explain tough legal language.” Daniel L.
- “Helped me when I could find no one.” Sherry C.
You can learn more from our past clients on our testimonials page.
You Deserve to Know What Caused Your Pedestrian Accident
Any accident can be influenced by many factors. Our investigators work to identify the specific act of negligence that caused it. Negligent behaviors that commonly injure pedestrians include:
- Improper turns
- Failure to yield
- Running red lights or stop signs
- Impaired or distracted driving
In fact, 17 percent of fatal pedestrian accidents are due to drunk drivers, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Distractions can also pose a significant risk, prompting Texas to pass texting-while-driving legislation.
Any of these careless choices could have caused your pedestrian accident. Even if the cause of your collision is not listed here, or you are not sure yet what happened, we can investigate the circumstances for you. We won’t leave you in the dark.
You Deserve to Get Help Now
Take advantage of a case evaluation today by contacting us now. The pedestrian accident lawyers at D. Miller & Associates, PLLC™, can get started on your Killeen case today. No matter how tough the case, we defend your rights.