Are You The Victim Of A Pedestrian Accident?

Pedestrians have no protection from a bad driver, but an accident attorney can fight for you.

Why Hire An Accident Attorney?


If you’ve been hit by a car, you may be entitled to financial compensation for your injuries and lost wages.

Unfortunately, insurance companies often try to settle pedestrian accident claims by offering victims a small amount of money – not enough to cover their medical bills or other expenses while they’re out of work. In some cases, they’re hoping that you’ll give up and settle; they don’t really care what’s best for you, but they do care about the company’s bottom line.

You may want to work with a Texas pedestrian accident attorney who’s willing to fight hard for them. Your lawyer can ensure that your claim is fully investigated – and he’ll help you hold the insurance company accountable.

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Most Common Injuries From Pedestrian Accidents

Even though most injuries occur when the vehicle collides with the pedestrian, that isn’t always the case. Pedestrians can also suffer from secondary injuries. These happen when a car hits a person, and that person is then thrown into another object or onto the ground. Essentially, they might suffer two lots of injuries from a single event.


Whiplash, the common term for an injury to the soft tissues of your neck and upper back, occurs most often after a rear-end collision. It’s caused by an intense flexing and extension of the neck, which happens in a fraction of a second during a car crash.

Brain Injury & Head Injuries

Head and brain injuries, including concussions, can be incredibly dangerous. Internal injuries, such as bleeding and swelling, skull fractures or lacerations that require plastic surgery to fix, need to be diagnosed immediately following a crash – otherwise the symptoms can worsen and become life-threatening.

Broken Bones

Broken bones are common in car crashes because of the sheer amount of force a collision generates. They’re extremely painful, and they can sometimes require surgery to fix. Broken bones take a long time to heal, too, which means you could be out of work for weeks.

Organ Damage

Seatbelts, airbags and direct collisions can cause severe organ damage and internal bleeding. It’s imperative that you see a doctor immediately after a crash, even if you think you’re not injured; many people simply go home after a crash when they should be evaluated by a doctor to rule out life-threatening internal injuries such as organ damage.

Spinal Injuries

Spinal injuries can cause paralysis or loss of sensation in your lower body. The severity of the damage can take time to manifest, which means you may not even realize you’re badly hurt until long after the crash.
In a Pedestrian Accident in Texas, what are a Driver’s Responsibilities?

Even when a pedestrian isn’t in a crosswalk, it’s a driver’s responsibility to avoid pedestrians on the road. Here in Texas, all drivers have to yield right of way to people walking. Failure to yield can even result in them being charged with a crime.

However, pedestrians also have a part to play. It’s their responsibility to obey “Do Not Walk” signals and use any available sidewalks. Though, even if you didn’t uphold your duties as a pedestrian on the road, you may still be able to file a lawsuit against the driver of a vehicle.

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Injuries don’t have to be physical, either. In some cases, judges award victims damages for anxiety, depression, intense emotional distress and loss of enjoyment of life.

Though, judges may also take into account the emotional and mental impact of a pedestrian accident. Therefore, some victims may also be awarded damages for anxiety, depression, intense emotional distress and loss of enjoyment of life.

Any pedestrian who has been injured as a result of a driver’s negligence may be able to hold that driver accountable. Why not talk to a pedestrian accident lawyer at J. Alexander Law Firm? Whether you’re at home or recovering in the hospital, we can guide you through the legal process while you recover.

We are also available to answer any questions you may have, discuss potential case outcomes, and handle all parts of the legal process so you can focus on getting better. Contact a pedestrian accident attorney in Texas today.