Pedestrian accidents often injure vulnerable people; school children walking to and from school, or elderly people trying to cross the streets.
Pedestrians often get hit when a car hits them in the crosswalk because the driver is looking at traffic, and not the pedestrian.
The seriousness of pedestrian injuries depends upon in part on how fast the car was traveling. Another factor contributing to the seriousness of the accident is how directly the pedestrian is struck; was it a glancing blow or did the vehicle run over the pedestrian? Finally, the location of the impact has a great deal to do with the severity of the injuries; a tall person is likely to break a leg when a short person may break a hip, often a far more serious injury.
Leg injuries are often a large part of the injuries sustained by pedestrians when they get hit by a motor vehicle. Injuries can range from bruises and contusions to torn cartilage and tendons to broken bones. Fractures of the kneecap, also known as the patella, and lower leg bones such as the tibia and fibula as well as fractures of the femur and hip are common. Of course, medical care and rehabilitation services are exceedingly expensive.
If the pedestrian is thrown into the air, injuries can include neck and back injuries, concussion, brain damage, herniated discs and other soft tissue injuries, internal injuries, injuries to the kidney or spleen, and liver lacerations.
Pedestrian accidents are often very serious. The amount of financial compensation due an injured person who has been injured by being hit by a car or other vehicle can be significant, so it is important for the victim to hire or retain an experienced lawyer to help them with their claim.
At The Law Offices of Adrian Crane, our focus is on helping people recover full financial damages for injuries and wrongful deaths caused by car accidents, including those killed and injured when pedestrians are hit by any kind of motor vehicle.
Lawyers at The Law Offices of Adrian Crane have handled thousands of car, truck and pedestrian accident cases in many cities and counties throughout Texas since 1991.
We handle a variety of pedestrian accident cases, including those caused by a car or truck driver who:
Failed to properly or completely yield the right of way to a pedestrian;
Failed to stop when a school bus arm was extended or when red lights were flashing;
Failed to look right when turning right into a crosswalk to make sure the road was clear of pedestrians;
Ignored a stop light or traffic control signal;
Was driving under the influence of illegal drugs, prescription drugs or alcohol or
Was speeding or driving recklessly, carelessly or negligently
You deserve full and fair compensation for all of your pain, suffering and all other losses. Our goal is to ensure you are treated fairly by the insurance company and that you receive all the money you need and deserve; our goal is to maximize your financial recovery while helping you recovery physically.
To speak with an experienced compassionate personal injury lawyer about your pedestrian accident, call our offices or contact our office online through the case evaluation form on this website. We offer free no obligation consultations in all personal injury cases and you never pay attorney fees unless we recover for you.