Pedestrian accidents are devastating. Fortunately, they don’t happen particularly often, but they also aren’t particularly rare. If you were recently harmed as a pedestrian by a negligent motorist, you’re most likely now seeking financial compensation to get your life back on track. Read this blog and contact a dedicated Corpus Christi, Texas pedestrian accident lawyer from Sahadi Legal Grou today to learn more about these accidents and how our firm can help if you’ve been harmed in one. Here are some of the questions you may have:
How do most pedestrian accidents occur?
Pedestrian accidents happen for a wide range of reasons. In some cases, they are the result of dangerous road conditions, such as weather-related hazards, dim lighting, malfunctioning crosswalk signs, poor visibility at night, overgrown vegetation, and more. That said, in most cases, pedestrian accidents are actually the result of driver negligence. Some common examples of driver negligence that often leads to these accidents are as follows:
- Driving while under the influence of drugs or alcohol
- Distracted driving, such as texting while driving
- Running red lights or otherwise ignoring traffic signs
- Failure to yield the right of way to pedestrians
- Driving while fatigued
If you were hurt by a driver who was doing any of the aforementioned at the time of your accident, there’s a strong chance you’ll be eligible for compensation, however, you’ll have to prove that you were hurt due to no fault of your own. This isn’t always easy, which is why it’s best to have a seasoned Nueces County, Texas personal injury lawyer in your corner through each step of the process ahead.
What damages are recoverable in a pedestrian accident?
As long as we can gather and present sufficient evidence to satisfy the burden of proof in your personal injury claim, you should receive compensation to help you deal with the economic and non-economic damages you’ve incurred as a result of your accident. Economic damages can include the cost of medical care and lost wages from being unable to return to work. On the other hand, non-economic damages can include compensation for things like pain and suffering, a lower quality of life, emotional trauma, scarring/disfigurement, and more.
If you or a loved one has been hurt due to no fault of your own, you can feel confident in your decision to turn to Sahadi Legal Group to fight for the full and fair compensation to which you are entitled.
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If you were hurt in an auto accident, a slip and fall, due to a defective product, or otherwise as a result of someone else’s negligence, contact Sahadi Legal Group for a free initial consultation.