Were you or a loved one the victim of a pedestrian accident? D. Miller & Associates, PLLC™ can help you get back on your feet. Our pedestrian accident lawyers serving Carrollton can help you fight for financial awards for your accident-related injuries and other damages.
D. Miller & Associates, PLLC™ Can Handle Your Entire Case
When you choose D. Miller & Associates, PLLC™, you get a full-service law firm with a staff that strives to make themselves accessible to you. Our pedestrian accident lawyers can take the hassle out of seeking an insurance settlement. We will do the work necessary to prove another party is liable for your injuries.
Your legal representatives will:
- File your claim
- Manage paperwork and deadlines
- Communicate with the insurance company so you can focus on your recovery
- Provide you with a free case evaluation
- Answer all of your questions without using complicated legal jargon
- Outline what you can expect during your case
- Schedule a meeting at the most convenient location for you, whether that is our office, your home, or the hospital
- Promptly return your calls and emails
You Could Secure a Financial Recovery After Suffering a Pedestrian Accident
When cars and pedestrians collide, those on foot can sustain severe and fatal injuries, including broken bones, traumatic brain injuries, internal damage, and spinal injuries.
If you were injured in a pedestrian accident in Texas, you might suffer medical bills, time lost from work, and changes to your way of life. If another driver or other negligent party caused your accident, they should pay for your losses. Our attorneys can pursue awards for:
- Emergency treatment and transportation
- Hospital stays
- Rehabilitation services
- Long-term nursing care
- Medical devices
- Mobility aids
- Lost wages
- Loss of future earning capacity
- Personal property damages
- Physical pain
- Stress, anxiety, and depression
- Loss of mobility and/or paralysis
- Scarring and disfigurement
- Loss of limb or body part
- Wrongful death awards if your loved one suffered a fatal injury
Even if you bear some responsibility for your accident, under Texas law you can still seek damages as long your degree of fault is under 50 percent. Our lawyers can look into the circumstances of your accident and tell you more about how this law may affect your case.
Our Firm Is Committed to Supporting Families in Carrollton
We know you are experiencing a troubling time. So, our staff will do everything we can for you. Our past clients can attest to how we will support you:
“Highly satisfied with my experience… professional and do everything in their hands to accommodate… everyone’s needs. They genuinely care about their clients…” – Norma G.
“[My lawyer] was outstanding, responsive, [and] kept me up to date with everything. Her customer service made this experience much easier and less stressful. Grateful to be helped by someone like her.” – Daniel Z.
You Worry About Healing, We Will Worry About Securing Evidence
We will gather evidence and documentation, including:
- Surveillance or cell phone video
- Photographs of your accident and injuries
- Medical records
- Official accident reports
- Eyewitness statements
- Expert testimony
Your Legal Team Can Speak to the Insurance Company for You
If an insurance agent contacts you, keep the conversation brief. Give them basic information, such as your name and address, but do not give details about your accident or injuries.
You do not want to say something that may give them a reason to deny your claim or reduce your settlement. If they make you an offer, do not accept it right away. Instead, direct the agent to contact your attorney.
Texas Has a High Rate of Traffic Accidents Involving Pedestrians
The Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) identifies four top contributing factors in traffic accidents involving pedestrians:
- Speeding – Speeding increases both the chance and severity of a pedestrian collision.
- Driver inattention – Driver inattention can lead to many negligent and dangerous driving behaviors, including tailgating, failing to maintain lane position, improper turning, and failing to obey traffic lights and signs. Driving under the influence of alcohol and drugs can also lead to driver distraction and reckless driving.
- Motorists failing to yield the right of way to pedestrians – Accidents occur when drivers fail to stop or yield for pedestrians. This is especially true at intersections.
- Pedestrians failing to yield the right of way to vehicles – Pedestrians must know when to yield to vehicles. Some pedestrian accidents are due to inattention or negligence on the part of the pedestrian.
Texas Automobile Insurance Laws That Could Prove Relevant to Your Case
All motor vehicle operators in Texas must carry liability insurance to cover the cost of injuries and property damages they cause. The Texas Department of Insurance outlines these minimums:
- $30,000 for injuries to one person
- $60,000 for injuries per accident
- $25,000 for property damages
Auto insurance policies generally cover pedestrian accidents. So, you can file an insurance claim with the at-fault driver even though you were traveling on foot.
The driver who caused your injuries might not have insurance, or their policy might not fully cover your damages. In this case, you might qualify for additional awards from your own insurance provider if you have an optional uninsured/underinsured motorist policy.
What If an Insurance Settlement does Not Cover All Your Losses?
We will work hard to negotiate a satisfactory settlement for you and your family. However, if the insurance company underpays or denies your claim, we will not back down from helping you take legal action.
According to Texas law, you generally have two years to file a personal injury or wrongful death lawsuit. Your window of time begins when your accident occurred or at the time of your family member’s passing.
Act promptly to protect your right to damages. Even if there is a good chance you will resolve your case through insurance, you want to leave ample time. If you cannot file your lawsuit before the statute of limitations expires, the court will likely throw out your case.
We Offer Free Consultations to Potential Clients Seeking Accident Damages
To learn more about how our lawyers serving Carrollton can help you, call us for free at (713) 850-8600. Our representatives can discuss your pedestrian accident case.
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