Cypress Pedestrian Accident Attorney
Of all of the types of accidents involving motor vehicles, pedestrian accidents are some of the most catastrophic. In fact, pedestrians often have zero protections to prevent injuries–there is no vehicle frame, seatbelt, airbag, or even helmet to mitigate harm. This can mean devastating injuries and severe economic and noneconomic losses.
If you are involved in a pedestrian accident, our Cypress pedestrian accident attorneys want to help. Please call our law firm directly to learn more about how we can assist you.
How Pedestrian Accidents Happen
A pedestrian accident is usually the result of an error made by the driver of the motor vehicle involved or the pedestrian. Examples of driver negligence that can lead to a crash include:
- Driving while distracted;
- Driving while impaired;
- Failing to come to a complete stop;
- Failing to yield;
- Failing to look before proceeding through an intersection; and
- Driving aggressively.
Sometimes, a pedestrian contributes or causes a crash through their own negligence, such as the failure to yield the right of way to an oncoming vehicle or stepping off the curb into traffic.
Who Pays for Damages?
The first step to determining who pays for damages to a pedestrian resulting from a crash is to conduct an investigation into the accident to determine fault; in Texas, those who cause accidents must pay for them. If the driver who hit you caused the accident through an act of their own negligence, such as speeding or failing to yield, then you maintain the right to file a claim for damages against their liability insurance policy. You may also be able to file a claim against your own insurance company depending on the types of coverage that you carry.
Damages Recoverable in a Pedestrian Accident Claim in Cypress
Our lawyers will help you recover the compensation award that you deserve. We’ll advocate for your full compensation amount, including compensation for your:
- Medical expenses, both past and future;
- Lost wages, both past and future;
- Pain, suffering, and emotional distress; and
- Any other economic or noneconomic losses you’ve experienced.
We know how important it is that you recover every cent that you’ve lost, and we won’t back down in the face of tough insurance adjusters. We have skilled negotiators on our team who know how to get results. Additionally, our lawyers have trial experience and, if need be, we won’t hesitate to go to court and litigate your case on your behalf.
Call Our Pedestrian Accident Attorneys Today
If you have been involved in a pedestrian accident, you need a Cypress pedestrian accident lawyer at The West Law Office on your side. We can represent victims of pedestrian accidents, as well as family members who have been killed in pedestrian accidents.
To learn more about our law firm and to start the process of recovering the compensation award that you deserve, please call our law firm directly or send us a message at your convenience. You can reach us by phone or online. We offer free consultations and never charge you if we aren’t successful.