Pedestrian Accident Attorneys in Houston

Factors contributing to pedestrian accidents include distracted driving, speeding, and failure to yield to pedestrians. Pedestrians can also contribute to accidents by crossing outside of designated crosswalks or not paying attention to their surroundings. The City of Houston has implemented various safety measures, including adding more crosswalks and pedestrian signals, improving street lighting, and increasing education and awareness campaigns. However, pedestrian accidents occur all too frequently, and their consequences can be severe. Our attorneys are dedicated to securing compensation for your injuries and justice for your well-being.

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Our Approach

Pedestrian accidents can be incredibly serious, especially when they result in fatalities. Navigating the legal complexities of personal injury law and managing the aftermath can be overwhelming. Our team of Houston pedestrian accident lawyers is dedicated to easing this burden so your best interests remain at the forefront. 

If you have been injured in a pedestrian accident, you may be able to recover compensation from the driver's insurance company. However, insurance companies may be more concerned with their bottom line than with your physical or emotional well-being and may try to minimize your claim or deny it altogether. To maximize your recovery and protect your rights, working with a knowledgeable personal injury attorney who can negotiate with the insurance company on your behalf is important. At Davis Law Group, you have experienced advocates on your side.

Why Davis Law Group?

At Davis Law Group, our reputation is built on extensive experience and a deep commitment to our clients. With a track record of successfully trying numerous cases and handling numerous appeals, our team, led by double-board-certified personal injury attorney Joshua Davis, reflects our dedication to achieving the best possible outcomes for our clients.

Accessibility is a core value of our practice. We pride ourselves on being responsive and knowledgeable, ensuring that our clients feel supported and informed throughout their legal journey. Our clients often express appreciation for our approachability, noting that they can easily reach us by phone or text and that we genuinely care about their well-being.

Our kindness and compassion are integral to how we operate. Clients frequently mention our tender-heartedness and willingness to go above and beyond, such as providing personal loans when needed. We prioritize our clients' needs above all else, demonstrating our commitment to not just our clients' cases but to their overall well-being.

Common Causes of Pedestrian Accidents

Driver Negligence

Drivers who are not paying attention to the road, speeding, or driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol can easily hit a pedestrian. Additionally, drivers who fail to yield to pedestrians or who do not follow traffic signals can also cause accidents.

Pedestrian Errors

Pedestrians who are distracted while walking, such as by using their phones or listening to music, may not notice oncoming traffic. Additionally, pedestrians who do not follow traffic signals or who jaywalk can also put themselves in danger.

Environmental Factors

Poor lighting, lack of crosswalks, and poorly maintained sidewalks can all contribute to accidents. Additionally, drivers who are not familiar with the area may not be aware of pedestrian-heavy areas, which can also lead to accidents.

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Preventing Pedestrian Accident-Related Injuries

  • Be Alert and Visible: Pedestrians should stay alert, avoid distractions like using phones while walking, and wear bright or reflective clothing, especially in low-light conditions.
  • Use Designated Crosswalks: Cross streets at designated crosswalks or intersections where drivers expect pedestrians; follow traffic signals and cross when it's safe.
  • Make Eye Contact: If you need to pass in front of a vehicle, making eye contact with the driver can ensure they see you before you cross.
  • Walk Facing Traffic: If there is no sidewalk, walk facing traffic to see oncoming vehicles.
  • Avoid Alcohol and Drugs: Walking under the influence impairs one’s judgment and reaction times, increasing the risk of accidents.
  • Use Caution in Parking Lots: Be cautious in parking lots where drivers may not expect pedestrians to walk by.
  • Obey Traffic Laws: Follow all traffic signals and laws when walking near or crossing roads.
  • Educate Children: Teach children pedestrian safety rules, such as looking both ways before crossing and using crosswalks.
  • Infrastructure Improvements: Communities can improve pedestrian safety by adding crosswalks, sidewalks, and pedestrian signals.
  • Driver Awareness: Drivers should be vigilant, especially in areas with high pedestrian traffic, and obey speed limits and traffic signals.

What to Do After a Pedestrian Accident

  • Seek medical attention immediately, even for seemingly minor injuries.
  • Contact the police to file a report.
  • Gather information from the driver, including their name, contact, and insurance details.
  • Document the scene with photos and notes of what happened.
  • Contact our pedestrian accident attorneys in Houston to understand your legal rights and options.

Pedestrian Rights and Responsibilities

While drivers have a duty to exercise reasonable care when operating their vehicles, pedestrians also have certain rights and responsibilities. In Texas, pedestrians must use crosswalks and obey traffic signals. However, drivers must also yield to pedestrians who are lawfully crossing the road.

If you are a pedestrian, it is important to be aware of your surroundings and take steps to ensure your own safety. This can include wearing reflective clothing, using sidewalks when available, and avoiding distractions such as cell phones and headphones.

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We Fight for Pedestrian Accident Victims

If you have been injured in a pedestrian accident due to someone else's negligence, you may be entitled to compensation for your medical bills, lost wages, emotional distress, and other damages. In order to pursue a personal injury claim, you will need to establish that the driver was indeed negligent and that this negligence caused your injuries.

Gathering as much evidence as possible to strengthen your case is important. This can include witness statements, photographs of the accident scene, and medical records. You should also seek the advice of an experienced personal injury attorney. We have the expertise to help you navigate the legal process and protect your rights.

Our dedicated team of attorneys at Davis Law Group is here to support you or your loved ones as you hold responsible parties accountable and seeking fair compensation. Our decades of experience and resources allow us to support you through the legal process in the aftermath of a pedestrian accident. Contact our Houston office today for assistance.

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