Pedestrian Accident – Houston Pedestrian Accident Lawyer
Choosing a Qualified Houston Pedestrian Accident Lawyer
Houston Pedestrian Accident Lawyer RJ Alexander Law PLLC
Drivers in Houston are required to yield to pedestrians in crosswalks. Unfortunately, many drivers fail to look for pedestrians, particularly in intersections where the crosswalk may or may not be marked. Houston Pedestrian Accident Lawyer RJ Alexander Law PLLC represents the victims of inattentive or distracted drivers in Houston, Texas. If you are someone you love was hit by a car, we offer free consultations to discuss your case.
Pedestrians Accidents and Insurance
Texas is a “Fault” Insurance State
Texas use a “fault” system when it comes to automobile insurance. In the words of the Texas Department of Insurance, a “fault” system is one that requires drivers to “pay for incidents they cause.” After an accident occurs, a driver, passenger, or pedestrian who suffered injury in the crash may decide to file a claim with his or her own automobile insurance first, in what’s known as a “first-party” claim. The injured person may also decide to seek compensation from the other driver’s insurer, by filing what’s known as a “third-party” claim. (The “second-party” is always the insurance company.) Finally, an injured person may also choose to go to court and file a lawsuit in order to prove fault and seek money damages for injuries, property damage, pain and suffering, and other losses related to the accident.
(By contrast, “no-fault” states usually require the insurer to pay, regardless of who caused the accident. An injured person must meet certain threshold requirement in order to step outside the no-fault system.)
If you have suffered a serious injury, however, no-fault insurance will not be enough. If the driver was at fault, our lawyers will seek full coverage from his or her insurance company.
Pedestrian accidents can be complex. Drivers and their insurance companies often look for ways to avoid liability. For example, the other driver may claim that you were outside of the crosswalk or that you crossed against a traffic control device. In that case, witness statements and evidence from accident reconstruction may be needed to prove liability. Insurance companies rarely pay large insurance settlements without a fight. The injuries sustained from a pedestrian accident depend on a number of factors, including the type of vehicle, the speed of the vehicle and the angle of impact, Cars tend to hit pedestrians in the legs, often throwing them onto the hood of the vehicle. SUVs, however, tend to hit pedestrians higher in the body, increasing the chances of a fatal injury. Houston Pedestrian Accident Lawyer RJ Alexander Law PLLC stands ready and willing to fight for you and your legal rights.
Don’t Sign Anything
If you have been injured in a pedestrian accident, the driver’s insurance company may contact you and try to get you to talk about your accident. Keep in mind that anything you say to the insurer can be used to limit or deny your claim. Consult with Houston Pedestrian Accident Lawyer RJ Alexander Law PLLC before making any statements to an insurance company. Don’t say anything and don’t sign anything.
Houston Pedestrian Accident Lawyer RJ Alexander Law PLLC Serving Victims in Houston and the entire state of Texas.
Call RJ Alexander Law PLLC AT 832.458.1756 or contact us online. The firm offers free consultations as well as off-site visits and weekend appointments. You will not pay any attorney’s fees unless we recover compensation for you.