Were You Hurt in a Pedestrian Accident?
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Very few people expect to get into a car accident while they are out walking, but pedestrian crashes happen all the time.
If you were injured while out walking, jogging, running or otherwise on foot, it’s important that you speak with a lawyer right away. The pedestrian accident attorneys at Hoover Rogers Law, LLP fight for accident victims’ rights. We demand maximum compensation and keep the pressure on insurance companies to make you a substantial offer.
Common types of pedestrian accidents
Pedestrian accidents can happen anywhere — especially in Texas. Most years, hundreds of people die in Texas pedestrian accidents.
There are many types of pedestrian crashes, including:
- Midblock, art/dash — Pedestrian suddenly runs into traffic.
- Multiple threat — Pedestrian is struck by one vehicle while another is stopped. An example of this would be when a car on a two-lane street stops for a pedestrian to cross, but the vehicle in the other lane going the same direction does not and hits the person on foot.
- Mailbox or other midblock — Accident occurs while pedestrian is getting into or out of a stopped vehicle, crossing the street to check the mail, get a newspaper, or some other quick tasks.
- Working or playing on the road
- Failure to yield (no traffic signal or signage) — These happen when a pedestrian crosses the road in a place where there is no signal or crosswalk. The motorist either did not yield to the pedestrian or the person on-foot went into traffic in the path of an oncoming vehicle.
- Bus-related — Injured while crossing in front of a bus, going to or from school via a bus stop, going to or from waiting for a bus.
- Intersection — A driver turns or drives through an intersection while a pedestrian is attempting to cross that part of the road.
- Walking along roadway
- Not in road — The crash takes place in a parking lot, on the sidewalk or in a similar situation.
- Backing vehicle — Pedestrian is struck by a backing vehicle on a street, driveway, sidewalk, parking lot, etc.
- Crossing expressway — Pedestrian is crossing a limited-access expressway (a highway with between two and eight lanes) or on/off ramps.
Many studies say that the number of fatal pedestrian accidents has greatly increased since SUVs became popular. SUVs are incredibly dangerous to pedestrians because of their higher profile.
Injured? Get a free case evaluation
Hoover Rogers Law fights hard to get you all the money you deserve following an accident because we know what is at stake.
We build strong cases for compensation that the insurance companies can’t ignore. If you were injured in an accident, contact Hoover Rogers Law, LLP for a free case review. We can help you understand how the law applies to your specific situation and how much money you will need to cover your medical bills and other accident-related necessities.
Give us a call or contact us online for a free consultation with a pedestrian accident attorney. We are ready to hear from you now.