Depending on the severity of your case, you could miss several days, weeks, or months of work. Or, you may not be able to work ever again, because of your injuries. We are talking loss of income and benefits – now and in the future. There is a lot to consider, especially if you are the sole earner in your household. Pain and suffering may also come into play.
The pedestrian accident lawyers at D. Miller & Associates, PLLC will sit down with you and give you the personal attention you deserve. We will work to maximize your claim and advise you of the best course of action you should pursue for optimal results. Call us at 713-850-8600 for a free consultation about your case.
Types of Pedestrian Accidents That Warrant Legal Action
Pedestrian accidents occur anywhere vehicles and pedestrians share a common place. The injury lawyers at D. Miller & Associates, PLLC have extensive experience with these types of cases. We represent pedestrians involved in the following scenarios:
- Pedestrian struck in a crosswalk
- Pedestrian struck by a vehicle making a turn (right or left) at an intersection (this includes a vehicle turning into or out of a driveway or alley, or a right turn on red)
- Pedestrian struck while walking or jogging along the road or even on a sidewalk
- Pedestrian struck by a backing vehicle
- Pedestrian struck in a parking lot or parking garage
- Pedestrian struck in a hit-and-run accident
- Pedestrian struck by a bicycle
And keep in mind that a pedestrian accident can go beyond the scope of being hit by a vehicle or even a bicycle. We can also help you pursue a case if you are injured due to a poorly maintained sidewalk, parking lot or parking garage; these case may fall under premises liability law.
Proving Who Is at Fault for Your Pedestrian Accident
Whether you were injured by a vehicle or because of a property defect, in order to establish negligence, you will need to prove that someone else or something else (the defendant) caused your accident.
We gather documentation and experts to establish fault and liability for your accident:
- Police reports
- Eyewitness testimony
- Accident reconstruction experts
- And more
The pedestrian accident lawyers at D. Miller & Associates, PLLC can help you prove your case. Let us help you protect your rights after an accident. Call us for a free initial consultation.
Determining the Value of Your Pedestrian Accident Claim
Without having all of the information, it is hard to give an exact figure on the worth of your claim, and many elements affect it. For example, you would qualify to recover more compensation with a traumatic or catastrophic accident that causes significant damages than if you suffered only minor injuries. Our pedestrian accident lawyers will look at the following:
- The severity of your injury
- Present and future medical expenses (present and future)
- Lost wages (present and future)
- Pain and suffering
- Emotional trauma
Economic Damages and Non-Economic Damages
- You might be able to recover both economic damages (damages with an economic value) and non-economic damages (damages without a set monetary value). Physical pain and suffering
- Mental or emotional pain or anguish
- Loss of consortium
- Loss of companionship and society
- Physical impairment
- Loss of enjoyment of life
- Injury to reputation
Documents Needed to Prove Value of Pedestrian Accident Claim
Hopefully, by now, you have seen a medical doctor. If not, you should do that, as soon as possible, even if you think your accident “was not that bad.” Receipts or bills from doctors’ visits are among the documents we will need to help prove the vaue of your damages:
- Receipts and bills for any doctor visits
- Receipts for any therapies, such as physical therapy, occupational therapy, or speech therapy
- Receipts for any medical supplies, such as crutches, braces or walkers
- Receipts for payments made to caregivers, babysitters, etc.
- Statements showing loss of income
- Names of any witnesses
- If you are unable to drive – receipts for taxis or paying for gas for a driver
Wrongful Death Suits in Pedestrian Accidents in Texas
You have legal options if your loved one is killed in a pedestrian accident in League City. According to Texas state law, the surviving family or the victim’s estate can bring a wrongful death suit against the driver of the vehicle who caused the accident.
Deadline to File Pedestrian Accident Cases in Texas
If you are thinking about moving forward with a case, come in and talk with our lawyers sooner rather than later. The statute of limitations or the deadline to file most personal injury cases in the state of Texas is two years from the date of your injury. Call the pedestrian accident lawyers at D. Miller & Associates, PLLC, for a free consultation. We will help you examine all of your options.
Contact Us If You Were Injured in a Pedestrian Accident
If you or a loved one was injured in a pedestrian accident due to the negligence of another party, call the pedestrian accident lawyers in League City at D. Miller & Associates, PLLC at 713-850-8600 for a free consultation about your case. We look forward to talking to you.
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