Let an Experienced Houston Pedestrian Accident Lawyer at Smith & Hassler Handle Your Case
Pedestrians struck by cars or trucks face a high potential for serious injury or even death. Pedestrians have the right of way under most conditions. But it's important to remember that both the driver and the pedestrian have a responsibility to be cautious around each other.
Pedestrian responsibilities include:
- Walking in crosswalks
- Crossing the street only with the walk signal
- Avoiding interrupting the flow of traffic by darting out into the street
Driver responsibilities include:
- Obeying speed limits
- Using turn signals
- Paying attention to road conditions
- Yielding to pedestrians in crosswalks
When children are pedestrians, the motorist carries a greater responsibility. Children's actions are usually less predictable than an adult's, making it more important for drivers to be more cautious around children.
I was hit by a car. How much money will I get?
Each injury claim is unique and depends on the specific circumstances of your pedestrian accident. Under most circumstances, pedestrians have the right of way. Both the pedestrian and driver need to be cautious of each other, however. The responsibilities of pedestrians include crossing the street in a crosswalk, crossing the street only with a green light or walk signal, using a sidewalk, and not darting out into the street. Driver responsibilities include driving at safe speeds for road conditions, using their signals and yielding to pedestrians.
I was hit by a car. Do I need a lawyer?
If you were hit by a car, you probably have a lot of questions. You may be seriously injured. You may not know what to do. You may not know where to begin. An experienced personal injury lawyer can investigate your car accident. They can find evidence of negligence and determine who’s responsible for your accident and your injuries. They’ll know how to build a strong legal case. They’ll be able to negotiate with the driver’s insurance company to fight for a settlement that compensates you for your injuries and other damages.
Take Your Pedestrian Injury Seriously
The injuries suffered in a pedestrian accident can be very serious, as pedestrians have no protection in a crash. It may take weeks or months to recover, or they can be left with a permanent injury.
Whether you are the driver or the pedestrian who is injured in the accident, you may be eligible for compensation for your injuries. Our personal injury lawyers will investigate your case and assess a fair and just reward for your suffering.
The insurance company may try to get away with paying you less than the full value of your claim. That's not good enough for us. We can investigate what happened and build strong case that proves you were not to blame. We have years of experience negotiating with insurance companies to get clients the settlements they deserve. And when insurance companies don't want to cooperate, we take them to court.
Contact a Pedestrian Accident Lawyer with Our Firm
At Smith & Hassler, an experienced, Houston personal injury attorney at our firm can assist you or your loved one in your case. We handle cases throughout Texas. Call (713) 739-1250 for your free personal injury consultation today.
Remember, your initial consultation is free, and you don't pay us unless you win.