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Beaumont Pedestrian Accident Lawyers Seek Compensation for Victims

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Pedestrians must be constantly vigilant to the threat of danger on city streets and thoroughfares and at traffic intersections. Texas is one of the leading states in the country for pedestrian traffic accidents. In 2017, there were a total of 8,465 traffic accidents involving pedestrians, according to the Texas Department of Transportation. Among those, 615 pedestrian were killed and 1,480 suffered what were likely serious injuries. If you or a family member has been hurt in such an accident, the Bernsen Law Firm in Beaumont will provide highly skilled and aggressive legal counsel to pursue the full compensation you deserve. Our accomplished attorneys are determined to deliver the best results possible under the facts of your case.

Understanding the common causes of pedestrian injury accidents

Both drivers and pedestrians can share in causing accidents. In some cases, the pedestrian is at fault for:

  • Darting out into traffic
  • Failing to stay on sidewalks or within crosswalks
  • Disregarding traffic signals
  • Jaywalking or crossing in the middle of a block
  • Crossing streets while distracted by electronic devices
  • Wandering into traffic while under the influence of alcohol or drugs

However, drivers are often at fault for:

  • Failing to watch for pedestrians in crosswalks
  • Making quick turns around corners without looking
  • Driving while distracted by texting or cellphone use
  • Speeding or driving aggressively
  • Failing to stop at stop signs or red lights
  • Driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs

Very often, an accident results from a combination of these factors. In some cases, the design of the intersection or the signals controlling traffic can be defective, creating unreasonably hazardous circumstances for pedestrians.

Due to their vulnerability, pedestrians hit or thrown to the pavement by motor vehicles suffer injuries ranging from serious to catastrophic. In addition to an initial impact with a vehicle, they can be hurt by a secondary impact against the surface of the street. Common injuries include broken bones, concussions, traumatic brain injuries and spinal damage. Fatalities can also result, especially among older adults and small children.

Attorneys pursue money damages for pedestrian accident accidents

If you or a loved one has been in a pedestrian accident with a motor vehicle, you have the right to sue the driver for negligence, seeking compensation for:

  • Present and future medical expenses — You are entitled to recover for all costs of reasonable and necessary medical care due to the injuries you suffered. This includes psychological counseling due to trauma, as well as the cost of rehabilitation.
  • Property damage — You can recover for the damage to any personal property that was destroyed in the crash such as phones, clothing or jewelry.
  • Present and future lost income — If you are unable to work for any period of time, or you must take a lower paying job because of your injuries, you are entitled to recover in full.
  • Pain and suffering — You are entitled to receive compensation for your physical pain and your mental suffering, as well as your loss of quality of life and loss of enjoyment of life.

Our personal injury attorneys are determined to fight to maximize the damages you obtain. This often involves consulting with medical experts and accident reconstructionists, so it is important to contact us as soon as possible. You have only two years from the date of the accident in which to file a lawsuit.

Call an experienced Texas car accident attorney to discuss your pedestrian injury case

If you or a loved one has been hurt in a pedestrian accident, the attorneys at the Bernsen Law Firm in Beaumont want you to obtain the full compensation you deserve. We take pedestrian accident cases on a contingency basis, meaning that we only collect legal fees if your claim is successful. To protect your rights, call us at 409-212-9994 today or contact us online to schedule a free consultation.

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