If you or your loved one suffered injuries in a pedestrian accident, D. Miller & Associates, PLLC™ can help. Our lawyers serving Dallas can assist with recovering your financial losses.
D. Miller & Associates, PLLC™ Can Seek Awards for Your Accident-Related Bills
Pedestrian accidents, especially those involving pedestrians and motor vehicles, can result in severe and fatal injuries. If a driver or another negligent party caused you harm, they should pay for your damages.
Our accident attorneys can help you seek awards for:
- Medical care – including medications, medical devices, physical therapy, hospital stays, surgical procedures, and more
- Non-economic losses – including pain and suffering, depression, loss of a limb, severe scarring or disfigurement, loss of a bodily function, paralysis, insomnia, anxiety, and mental anguish
- Lost wages – including your loss of future earning capacity if you are unable to return to work
- Property damages – including the cost of your cell phone, jewelry, or electronics
We Can Help You Pursue Damages for the Wrongful Death of a Loved One
According to Texas law, you can seek a recovery of your losses if a “wrongful act, neglect, carelessness, unskillfulness, or default” caused your loved one’s death. This may include awards for the deceased’s final medical care, lost wages, and funeral and burial expenses. Surviving family members may also seek awards for loss of companionship and other damages.
Our Firm Goes the Extra Mile for Personal Injury Victims
Since 2002, D. Miller & Associates, PLLC™ has fought tirelessly to help personal injury victims receive justice. We have assisted countless clients in getting the awards they need and deserve. We want to help you, too.
Every case is unique, and factors like your age, the extent of your medical treatment, the severity of your injuries, and your wages can impact the amount of your settlement or verdict. No matter what, our primary objective is to help our clients pursue every available dollar.
We Pride Ourselves on Our Service and Accessibility
We want to be there for our clients. We know you have a lot on your plate, and we want to make the process of working with an attorney as stress-free as possible. The team at our full-service law firm will:
- Meet you by phone, at your home, the hospital, or our office, whichever is most convenient for you
- Help schedule your doctor appointments, even if you do not have medical insurance
- Promptly return your phone calls and email
- Respond to your questions with easy-to-understand answers and no confusing “legalese”
- Explain what to expect regarding your case and keep you updated every step of the way
Who Is Liable for Pedestrian Accidents?
According to the National Safety Council (NSC), the majority of pedestrian fatalities occur in traffic accidents. We can help you prove that the driver involved in your accident was negligent and their actions caused your injuries. Drivers should:
- Always watch out for the presence of pedestrians, especially at night or when conditions affect visibility
- Drive according to the speed limit and road conditions
- Prepare to slow down or stop when entering a crosswalk
- Yield to pedestrians in crosswalks
- Be aware of pedestrians in walking/biking lanes or on sidewalks
- Slow down in school zones and neighborhoods
- Follow traffic laws
- Not operate a vehicle under the influence of alcohol or drugs
We can help you seek your losses with an automobile insurance claim against the driver responsible for your injuries or your loved one’s death.
We will investigate your accident, locate and speak with witnesses, hire experts who can testify on your behalf, and visit your accident site to obtain photographs and evidence. We will file your insurance claim, submit proof of negligence, and negotiate for the most advantageous settlement for you.
Other Types of Pedestrian Accidents
It is not only traffic accidents that cause pedestrian injuries. We can also help you pursue awards if any of the following contributed to your accident:
- Falling debris
- Cracked or broken sidewalks
- Inadequate lighting
- Defective brakes, faulty tires, engine trouble, or another vehicle problem
- Lack of/poorly maintained crosswalks
- Bad road design
- Poor snow and ice removal
- A bicyclist, skater, skateboarder, or rollerblader
We Can Help You Take Legal Action with a Civil Lawsuit
We will make every effort to settle your case with an insurance claim. However, sometimes the liable party is not insured, or the insurance company refuses to offer a fair settlement or denies your claim. When this happens, we can take legal action.
It is important to reach out to our team before the statute of limitations runs out. Texas law allows two years to file a personal injury lawsuit and two years to file a lawsuit for wrongful death. An expired statute may not only bar you from pursuing your case in court, but it may also affect your insurance claim. Our lawyers can tell you more and discuss circumstances that may increase or decrease your time limit.
Texas’s Proportionate Responsibility Law
Texas law allows for recovery of damages as long as your accident is less than 50 percent your fault. This means that even if your actions contributed to your injuries, you can still seek a partial recovery.
For example, if you were looking at your phone instead of keeping your eyes on vehicle traffic, the court may find that you are 30 percent responsible for your pedestrian accident. Any awards you receive will be reduced by your amount of fault. This means if the court awards you $100,000, you would collect $70,000.
Get Started on the Road to Recovery Today
D. Miller & Associates, PLLC™ is ready to put our team of pedestrian lawyers to work for you. Call our offices at (713) 850-8600.
A representative is ready to take your call. Discuss how our attorneys serving Dallas can assist you and provide you with a free case evaluation.