Pedestrian injuries are a genuine public safety concern in the state of Texas. Between 2003 and 2012, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, about 4,200 pedestrian fatalities were recorded in our state. Thousands more were injured. Pedestrian accidents can happen to anyone – minding your own business walking down the sidewalk – with no warning whatever. Face it. Whether you weigh 100, 200, or 300 pounds, you’re no match for three or more tons of steel rolling at 40 miles per hour. If you are injured by a negligent car, bus, or truck driver in the Dallas-Fort Worth area, take your case at once to an experienced Dallas pedestrian accident attorney at the Weaver Injury Law Firm.
After the Accident
Anyone can be a victim. You’re just walking on the sidewalk, or maybe you’re waiting at a bus stop or walking the dog. A car, bus, truck, or motorcycle careens out of control. As a pedestrian, you could even be injured by a bicyclist or a skateboarder. Get as much information as you can about whoever injured you. Call the police and get a police report if possible. Seek medical attention at once – that’s the top priority. After obtaining medical treatment, discuss your rights and options with an experienced Dallas pedestrian accident attorney at the Weaver Injury Law Firm. Don’t wait to make the call.
Act As Quickly As Possible
If you’re injured as a pedestrian, do not agree to any settlement with an insurance company before you talk with an attorney at the Weaver Injury Law Firm. The insurance company will very likely offer you less than your case is worth or nothing at all. It’s imperative to put an attorney on the case as quickly as you can. Evidence must be gathered, witnesses must be examined, and your attorney needs as much time as possible to prepare for negotiations or – if negotiations fail – a trial in civil court. If you are injured as a pedestrian by someone else’s negligence in Texas, you have the right to compensation. Exercise that right and call the Weaver Injury Law Firm at 214-238-9000 after any pedestrian accident in the Dallas-Fort Worth area.