How do I Recover Compensation After a Pedestrian Accident in Texas?
Many people in the urban areas of Texas travel on foot to get from place to place. While generally, the simple act of walking is not associated with danger, the truth is, pedestrian accidents happen, and if you have recently been involved in one, you are most likely now severely injured. Please read on and reach out to our skilled Texas pedestrian accident attorney to learn more about how our firm can help you.
What can cause a pedestrian accident?
Pedestrian accidents can be caused by several different factors, including inclement weather conditions, negligent road design, poor road conditions, such as potholes, or even defective car parts. However, the most common cause of pedestrian accidents is driver negligence. Some of the most common types of driver negligence we see in today’s world include texting while driving, driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol, and excessively speeding. If you were injured while a motorist was doing any of these things, you most likely have a valid premises liability case.
How do I know if I am entitled to compensation after an accident?
The most important aspect of winning a personal injury claim is proving that you were injured as a direct result of another party’s negligence. That is why it is always best to hire an attorney who has helped clients recover the compensation they need for years. To prove your claim, our firm will work to recover various types of evidence, including security camera footage of the accident as it happened, police reports of the incident, witness testimony confirming your claim, medical documentation detailing the extent and origin of your injuries, and more.
How long do I have to file a personal injury claim in Texas?
Every state has what is known as a “statute of limitations” in place for personal injury claims. Simply put, the phrase “statute of limitations” means that you will have a certain amount of time to take legal action against a negligent party. Since the statute of limitations for personal injury claims is two years, you will have two years from the date of your accident to file a lawsuit against a negligent motorist. However, you should know that if you wait past the two-year mark, you will be denied your right to financial compensation. Our firm is ready to fight for the compensation you need to get back on your feet again–all you have to do is ask.
Contact our experienced Texas firm
If you have been injured in an accident at the hands of a negligent party, you need a knowledgeable, skilled attorney on your side. At The Law Offices of Steve Brannan, we understand how crucial this point in your life is. Fortunately, our firm has the tools needed to win the compensation you deserve. Contact our firm today. We are ready to help.