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Helping Injured Pedestrians in Brownsville, Harlingen, and McAllen

When a pedestrian is hit by a car, the injuries are often severe. In fact, the Texas Department of Transportation reports that a pedestrian is injured in a traffic accident every 2 hours and killed every 2 days. If you or someone you love was hit by a car, you may be entitled to compensation for your medical bills, lost wages, and other damages. At Mendez Law Firm, we can help you fight for the full, fair recovery you are owed.

Call (956) 983-9673 or contact us online to request a free consultation with our pedestrian accident lawyer in South Texas.

What to Do After a Pedestrian Accident

After a pedestrian accident, it is important that you take the right steps to protect your health and your rights. Here’s what you should do:

  • Call 911: If you are able, call 911 and report the accident. If you are seriously injured, ask someone else to call for you.
  • Get medical attention: Even if you do not think you were seriously injured, it is important to see a doctor as soon as possible. Some injuries, such as traumatic brain injuries and internal organ damage, may not be immediately apparent. Additionally, seeing a doctor will help you establish a link between the accident and your injuries, which can be important for your claim.
  • Collect information: If you are able, collect the driver’s name, contact information, and insurance information. You should also get the names and contact information of any witnesses. If you have a smartphone, take pictures of the accident scene, your injuries, and any damage to the vehicle.
  • Do not admit fault: Even if you think you may have been partially at fault for the accident, do not admit fault to the driver, the police, or anyone else. Instead, stick to the facts when talking about the accident.
  • Call a lawyer: An experienced pedestrian accident attorney can help you understand your rights and guide you through the process of filing a personal injury claim.

Who Is Liable for a Pedestrian Accident?

Liability for a pedestrian accident will depend on the specific circumstances of the case. In some cases, the driver will be fully liable for the accident. In others, the pedestrian may be partially at fault. In Texas, you can still recover compensation if you were partially at fault for the accident, as long as you were not more than 50% at fault. However, your damages will be reduced by your percentage of fault.

Some of the most common causes of pedestrian accidents include:

  • Distracted driving
  • Drunk driving
  • Failure to yield
  • Failure to yield to pedestrians
  • Failure to yield the right of way
  • Running a red light
  • Running a stop sign
  • Speeding
  • Tailgating

Our South Texas pedestrian accident lawyer can help you determine who is liable for your injuries and work to hold them accountable.

What Compensation Is Available for Pedestrian Accident Victims?

After a pedestrian accident, you may be entitled to compensation for your damages. Damages are the losses you suffered as a result of the accident and your injuries. In Texas, there are two types of damages: economic and non-economic.

Economic damages include:

  • Medical expenses
  • Lost wages
  • Lost earning capacity
  • Property damage

Non-economic damages include:

  • Pain and suffering
  • Mental anguish
  • Disfigurement
  • Loss of consortium

In some cases, you may also be entitled to punitive damages. Unlike economic and non-economic damages, which are meant to compensate the victim, punitive damages are meant to punish the at-fault party. They are only awarded in cases where the at-fault party’s conduct was especially egregious.

How Long Do I Have to File a Pedestrian Accident Lawsuit in Texas?

In Texas, the statute of limitations for personal injury claims is 2 years. This means that you have 2 years from the date of the accident to file a lawsuit. If you do not file a lawsuit within this time frame, you will lose your right to recover compensation.

However, there are some exceptions to this rule. For example, if the at-fault party left the state after the accident, the statute of limitations may be tolled, or paused, until they return. Additionally, if the victim was a minor at the time of the accident, the statute of limitations may be tolled until they turn 18.

Why Choose Mendez Law Firm?

At Mendez Law Firm, we are committed to helping injured individuals and their families fight for the justice they are owed. Our South Texas pedestrian accident attorney has extensive experience handling these types of cases and can help you navigate the legal process from start to finish. We understand that this is a difficult time for you and your family, which is why we offer compassionate, personalized legal services. When you choose our firm, you can trust that we will provide you with the one-on-one attention you deserve.

Our pedestrian accident lawyer in South Texas is available to answer your questions and address your concerns. Call (956) 983-9673 or contact us online to get started with a free consultation.

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