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When cars collide with pedestrians in an accident, there is a high risk of serious injury. Pedestrians are completely unprotected and therefore vulnerable if they are struck by a car, even at low speeds. If you or a loved one has been injured by a car, you may need the assistance of a pedestrian accident attorney.

Under traffic laws, a pedestrian is a person who is traveling on foot. Such people can be injured while standing, walking, running, or using devices like rollerblades. If you have been injured by a driver’s negligence while engaging in such activities, contact Pierce Skrabanek for a free, no-obligation consultation to learn more about your legal rights and options.

You may have questions about how to pay for medical bills or what to do about your pain and suffering. The pedestrian accident lawyers at Pierce Skrabanek can provide you with unparalleled legal representation and advice to ensure you receive the highest possible compensation for your injuries.

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Compensation in an Auto Pedestrian Accident Lawsuit

Medical treatment after a pedestrian car accident can be extensive due to the extreme nature of the injuries that may be involved. Long-term treatment, multiple surgeries, and medication expenses can lead to enormous medical bills that the victim or their family may not be prepared to take on.

In addition, permanent injuries such as paralysis may require a shift in the person’s lifestyle and can affect their ability to work and generate income. All of these considerations will be figured into the damages award in a lawsuit, which is intended to compensate the victim for their losses.

If you or a loved one were injured, compensation in a pedestrian car accident lawsuit can cover:

  • Medical bills
  • Expenses not typically covered by insurance, such as additional therapies
  • Lost wages
  • Loss of the ability to earn income
  • Pain and suffering
  • In some cases, losses caused by psychological and emotional trauma

In cases where a pedestrian was killed by an automobile, the surviving family may need to file a wrongful death lawsuit, which can help cover costs like burial expenses. Hiring a wrongful death lawyer can be of great help after a car accident.

The amount of compensation depends on the facts of each case, as well as the skills and capabilities of the lawyer handling the case. Contact Pierce Skrabanek at 832-690-7000 to speak with an experienced attorney who knows the ins and outs of pedestrian accident litigation.

Types of Pedestrian Car Accident Injuries

A typical passenger vehicle can weigh 4,000 pounds or more. Combined with the fact that they may be traveling at high speeds, a pedestrian car accident has the potential to lead to catastrophic injuries and fatalities.

These types of injuries can be more severe than car-to-car crashes, as the pedestrian has no protection from the oncoming vehicle. The greater the speed of the automobile, the worse the injuries will be. Pedestrian accidents involving large vehicles such as commercial trucks may involve even more serious injuries.

Common injuries sustained in a pedestrian car accident can include:

  • Spine and neck injuries, sometimes leading to partial or full paralysis
  • Head injuries, including traumatic brain injuries, concussion, and loss of consciousness
  • Leg injuries, typically due to the height at which the person is struck by a bumper
  • Broken bones
  • Severe cuts or lacerations
  • Internal organ damage
  • Fatalities

Such injuries can necessitate an entire change in the victim’s life, especially for injuries involving paralysis or brain injuries. This can place additional challenges on the victim’s family and loved ones and may require the assistance of a lawyer to help resolve any liability issues.

What Are the Main Causes of Pedestrian Car Accidents?

Pedestrian car actions can often be traced to the carelessness or negligence of the vehicle driver. This can happen in many different ways, which include:

  • Disregarding traffic lights, stop signs, or crosswalks
  • Driving while under the influence of drugs or alcohol
  • Passing a school bus while it is unloading students
  • Speeding or driving recklessly
  • Veering out of a driving lane, especially if they travel onto a sidewalk
  • Not checking when entering or exiting a driveway

Note that pedestrian car accidents can often involve multiple pedestrians, especially in cases where a driver has sped through an intersection at a crosswalk. Pedestrian accidents also don’t need to involve a person crossing the street. For example, they can happen when a person is standing on a corner or a sidewalk, and a car strays off of the road and up the curb.

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Pedestrian Car Accident Statistics

Pedestrian accidents happen more often than we may realize. Such incidents often go unreported, but the dangers associated with them are real. Consider the following statistics from a report released in March 2020 by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). In the year 2018:

  • 6,283 pedestrians were killed in traffic accidents. This is a 3.4 percent increase from 2017.
  • One pedestrian was killed every 84 minutes on average.
  • Alcohol was involved with either the driver and/or the pedestrian in 48 percent of all fatal pedestrian crashes.
  • Nearly 1 in 5 pedestrian fatalities were in crashes involving hit-and-run drivers.
  • 26% of pedestrian deaths occurred from 6:00 to 9:00 pm.

Steps you can take as a pedestrian to help protect yourself from an accident include:

  • Avoid walking at night, if possible. If you must, choose a well-lit path
  • Use crosswalks and obey traffic lights properly when crossing the street
  • If you are jogging or walking for exercise, stay alert, and avoid using headphones while exercising outdoors
  • Choose walking paths that involve less traffic if you can
  • For children, follow instructions when getting out of a school bus and when crossing the street on the way home from school
  • Consider having a friend assist you with walking if necessary


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Contact a Pedestrian Car Accident Lawyer Today

When a pedestrian is involved in a car accident, the outcome can be life-threatening. Even low-speed collisions can result in serious injury or death. Such incidents can severely limit the victim’s ability to proceed with a normal life.

A pedestrian car accident injury may require extensive medical treatment and rehabilitation. This can have far-reaching consequences on other areas of a victim’s life, including work, family, finances, and a person’s overall well-being.

If you or a loved one were injured in a pedestrian accident, contact the lawyers at Pierce Skrabanek immediately. We have decades of experience handling pedestrian accident cases and fight zealously to ensure you and your family receive the justice you deserve. Contact us at 832-690-7000 to get started on your case, so you can move forward towards recovery.

Frequently Asked Questions

How long do I have to file a truck pedestrian accident lawsuit?

The filing deadline in Texas is two years for vehicular accidents. This is known as the “statute of limitations” and means you have two years from the date of your accident to file a claim.You should contact a lawyer as soon as possible, because once the filing period has closed, you will not be able to pursue a case.

Do I sue the driver or the truck company in a truck pedestrian accident claim?

If the driver’s negligence is the main cause of the accident, you will likely sue the driver directly. If other factors are at play, the truck company may be liable. An example of this is when the trucking company knowingly hired a truck driver who lacked proper certification. In many instances, you may need to sue both the driver as well as the company they work for. Sorting out liability can be complex and requires the assistance of a lawyer.

How long will a truck accident lawsuit take to complete?

There is no set timeline or length for a truck pedestrian accident settlement. A lawsuit can take anywhere from six months to a year or longer. At Pierce Skrabanek, we are knowledgeable of the legal process and will ensure that your claim is filed in a timely manner and is continually progressing through the court system up to its conclusion.

How can a pedestrian truck accident lawyer help?

An experienced truck accident attorney can take on tasks such as gathering documents, records, and evidence for negotiations. Your attorney will research the relevant injury laws and prepare a strong legal strategy for court. If necessary, we will argue your case before a judge or jury to ensure proper compensation is awarded to you.

You should contact a lawyer immediately after a pedestrian truck accident. Call Pierce Skrabanek at 832-583-1862 for legal representation — we give each of our clients personal attention, and have settled hundreds of million-dollar cases.