Pedestrian Accident Attorney-Dallas-Fort Worth, Texas
An accident between a pedestrian and a car is not a fair fight. With their much greater weights and speeds, cars can instantly kill or gravely injure a person on foot. To make matters worse, car and pedestrian crashes are rarely the fault of the pedestrian. That means pedestrians are almost always injured through no fault of their own, by drivers who were drunk, distracted or just plain careless.
Pedestrians do have responsibilities under Texas law. For example, they are required to stay out of the road when there’s a sidewalk, and should only cross at intersections or signals. But the law also gives drivers a responsibility to exercise due care when someone is in the road, regardless of whether they should be there. That same section also requires drivers to be extra cautious when the pedestrian is disabled, a child or “obviously confused.” Failure to follow any of these laws can expose drivers to severe penalties in a pedestrian accident lawsuit.
To learn more about pursing a pedestrian accident lawsuit, please call me today at 800-994-1966 for a free, no-obligation consultation.
Despite these legal responsibilities, Texas is frequently an unfriendly place for pedestrians. Impatient drivers frequently drive around stopped traffic, turn right without looking for pedestrians and pull other unsafe and illegal moves. Distractions like cell phones, putting on make-up or eating food can make this much worse, taking drivers’ attention away from their number-one job, safety. And the bad judgment of drunk or drugged drivers can be disastrous for people on foot. All of these and other causes can lead victims to the door of a Texas pedestrian accident attorney.
If you’re considering a pedestrian accident lawsuit in the Dallas Fort Worth area, you should call Texas pedestrian accident attorney Coby L. Wooten. I dedicate my practice to helping victims of serious personal injuries, including families that have suffered a loss because of someone else’s carelessness. I have extensive experience with auto accident law and negotiating with auto insurers, which gives me the knowledge and experience to get you the best possible settlement. And because I’m an independent Texas pedestrian accident attorney, I can guarantee my clients personal and responsive service.