Texas law allows you to hold the driver who caused your Beaumont pedestrian accident financially liable for your injuries. You may be eligible to file an auto insurance claim or personal injury personal injury lawsuit against the careless or reckless driver who hit you. You can recover the compensation you need to pay your medical bills, cover your lost wages, and pay any accident-related out-of-pocket costs.
The legal team at D. Miller & Associates, PLLC, knows what it takes to win a payout in this type of claim. We can evaluate the strength of your case, help you understand your options for getting the money you deserve, investigate your crash, and pursue the full value of your accident-related losses. We will review your pedestrian accident case for free and handle your claim on a contingency fee basis. You pay us no legal fees unless we recover the compensation you deserve.
Call us today at 713-850-8600 to talk to a pedestrian accident lawyer in Beaumont.
What Damages Can I Recover After a Pedestrian Accident?
You can recover compensation to pay for almost any type of expense you incurred because of the accident. You may also be eligible to recover some non-economic damages, such as pain and suffering.
While the type of damages and total amount you recover depends on the facts of your case, we often see our clients who suffer injuries in a pedestrian accident case recover the same types of damages. These often include:
- Medical care, hospitalization, and other costs;
- Prescription drug costs and other related expenses;
- Rehabilitation and physical therapy costs;
- Current lost wages;
- Loss of future income and benefits;
- Ongoing care costs and future care costs;
- The cost of home or vehicle modifications due to an impairment;
- Out-of-pocket costs related to your injuries or treatment;
- Pain and suffering; and
- Wrongful death damages, if a loved one died in a pedestrian accident.
How Do I Recover Compensation With a Pedestrian Accident Claim?
In most cases, we can recover compensation for our clients by filing a third-party liability auto insurance claim based on the at-fault driver’s policy. We will build a solid case to show the driver caused the accident and is liable for your injuries. Then, we will present the at-fault driver’s insurer with a full accounting of your damages using your bills, receipts, and other documentation.
Usually, this is enough evidence to persuade the insurance company to engage in negotiations with us and agree to a fair settlement. This is possible because the insurer knows we will file a lawsuit if it does not. This leverage allows us to recover the compensation you deserve to cover your medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering, and other losses.
If the insurance company does refuse a fair settlement, we will not hesitate to litigate your case. We will file a personal injury lawsuit on your behalf and ask a judge for a fair payout.
How Will a Lawyer Prove My Case Against the Negligent Driver in the Collision?
Proving the driver acted in a negligent manner requires us to provide evidence of four key points:
- The motorist had a responsibility to drive in accordance with traffic laws and without putting you in unreasonable danger;
- They failed to uphold this responsibility and drove carelessly or recklessly;
- This caused them to hit you, causing your accident injuries; and
- Your injuries led to financial losses and other damages.
We identify and collect the evidence necessary to prove these elements during our investigation of your accident. This process may involve working with accident reconstruction specialists, medical experts, and others to understand how the collision occurred and why. Some of the most common types of evidence we uncover include:
- Police reports;
- Witness statements;
- Video of the crash or pictures from the scene;
- Your medical records; and
- Medical bills, receipts, and other documentation of your damages.
What If My Accident Involved a Hit-and-Run Driver?
Unfortunately, hit-and-run pedestrian accidents are all too common. In many cases, police are able to collect evidence, interview witnesses, and identify the driver who left the scene. When this happens, we can pursue compensation in the usual way, through a liability insurance claim or personal injury lawsuit.
In the rare case when police cannot identify the driver, we may still be able to help you recover compensation. There are two ways we can do this:
- We can file a claim with your auto insurance company based on your uninsured/underinsured motorist policy; or
- We may identify other parties who contributed to or caused your accident and hold them accountable for their part of your damages.
How Do Pedestrian Accidents Happen in Beaumont?
We fully investigate every pedestrian accident we handle. This includes determining exactly how and why the collision occurred. When a motorist causes this type of crash, it is often because they failed to abide by laws that keep pedestrians safe or they broke other traffic laws. Some of the most common ways these accidents occur include instances when a driver:
- Fails to exercise “due care” when sharing the road with pedestrians;
- Fails to yield to pedestrians crossing the street at an intersection or in a crosswalk;
- Fails to watch for pedestrians when passing a stopped vehicle;
- Drives while distracted;
- Speeds or drives too fast for conditions;
- Ignores a red light or stop sign;
- Fails to yield to pedestrians during turns;
- Drives drunk or drugged; or
- Drives while drowsy or fatigued.
How Can I Talk to a Pedestrian Accident Lawyer in Beaumont Today?
At D. Miller & Associates, PLLC, our Beaumont pedestrian accident attorneys can help you recover the compensation you deserve to pay for your medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering, and more. We offer free case reviews and handle all personal injury cases on a contingency fee basis. Let us navigate the claims process or file a lawsuit on your behalf. Call us today at 713-850-8600 for your free consultation.