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Brooks and Radchenko Law Firm

Dallas Pedestrian Accident Lawyer in Texas

Injured in a pedestrian accident? If your accident was caused by someone else, you have the right to seek compensation for your medical bills, lost earnings, and pain and suffering. Because you have a short window of time to pursue a claim, do not delay in contacting a Dallas pedestrian accident attorney at Brooks & Radchenko.

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Being hit by a vehicle is extremely traumatic - and has a far-reaching impact on victims physically, emotionally, and financially. If you were a pedestrian hit by a car in Dallas, which was caused by a negligent motorist or other responsible parties, you have the right to seek compensation for your medical care expenses, lost earnings, and pain and suffering.

Brooks & Radchenko represents pedestrian accident victims throughout North Texas and the DFW Metroplex, including Frisco, Denison, Sherman, and Bonham. Our pedestrian accident lawyers in Dallas have recovered millions of dollars for our clients and can help you get the fair, the maximum compensation you deserve after a pedestrian accident.

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Most Common Causes of Pedestrian Accidents in Dallas, TX

Pedestrians often are injured because drivers do not see them. This scenario can occur for various reasons:

  • Driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs
  • Driving while distracted by a cell phone or tablet
  • Driving while drowsy or falling asleep at the wheel
  • Speeding
  • Failing to obey traffic signals or yield to pedestrians
  • Backing up without looking

Many accidents are preventable and avoidable. If another driver is responsible for an accident, they may be liable for victims’ injuries, or if an accident is not survivable, a pedestrian’s wrongful death. A Texas pedestrian accident lawyer can assist you in holding the negligent party accountable, and recovering money for your injuries (damages).

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Get a Free Pedestrian Accident Lawsuit Evaluation with Our Dallas Lawyers Today!

We offer a free case evaluation to review your potential case and answer your questions. Contact us today to speak with a knowledgeable pedestrian injury lawyer in Dallas, TX.

Most Common Types of Drunk Driver Accidents in Dallas

Types of Injuries in Accidents Involving Pedestrians

Walkers and runners usually do not wear protective equipment and are extremely vulnerable to serious injury when they are hit by a car. Common injuries from a Dallas pedestrian accident include:

  • Traumatic brain injuries
  • Spinal cord injuries
  • Broken bone injuries
  • Amputation injuries
  • Burn injuries
  • Sprains and strains
  • Road rash injuries

Of course, some accidents are simply not survivable. In the case of a fatal accident, surviving family members may pursue a wrongful death claim.

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

Every state has a specific window of time, called a statute of limitations, which establishes how long an accident victim has to bring a claim for negligence. In Texas, this is almost always two years from the date of the accident. If an accident victim does not survive their injuries, a claim must be brought within two years from the date of death. Cases involving government entities and municipalities are subject to more restrictive limitations - claims must typically be brought within six months.

It is always advisable to contact a Dallas pedestrian accident lawyer as soon as possible following an accident. Evidence and witnesses can be lost in the hours, days, and weeks following an accident. If you hire a lawyer promptly, they can begin building a strong case immediately, giving you the best opportunity to recover maximum compensation in a settlement or verdict

Most Common Injuries in a Texas Drunk Driving Crash
Most Common Injuries in a Texas Drunk Driving Crash

The Most Dangerous Areas for Pedestrians in DFW Area

Dallas is certainly not immune from dangerous intersections. Any area where motorists and pedestrians share areas could potentially be the location of a pedestrian. Some areas where pedestrians should be especially cognizant include:

The West End

Rosa Parks Plaza DART bus hub and DART’s West End train station bring a lot of pedestrians to the western part of downtown Dallas.

West Northwest Highway

With wide roads, limited sidewalks, and a high volume of foot traffic, there has been numerous car vs. pedestrian accidents in the area of The West Northwest Highway near Community Drive.

Ledbetter Drive at Bonnie View Road and Malcolm X Boulevard at Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard

In this location in southern Dallas, where there are wide roads, higher speed limits, and restricted access to public transportation, there are numerous injury and fatality accidents each year.

Ledbetter Drive at Sunnyvale Street

This eight-lane-wide intersection, with turn lanes on both sides of the street, is very busy and can be deadly for pedestrians. There have been numerous injury and fatality accidents at Ledbetter and Sunnyvale.

Lovers Lane at Greenville Avenue

Pedestrians are not protected in this high-traffic intersection near the Central Market and the Old Town Shopping Center.

Coit Road at Spring Valley Road

Another high-speed, multi-lane area, this Far North Dallas intersection has been the location for numerous injury and fatality pedestrian accidents.

Park Lane Station

The DART Station between Park and Greenville, and Park at Central Expressway can be difficult to reach because pedestrians must cross the Central Expressway service road while walking down Park Lane to get to North Park Center.

Jefferson Boulevard at Llewellyn Avenue

Jefferson Boulevard is a busy street in the Oak Cliff neighborhood, near two grocery stores. There are numerous pedestrian injury accidents at this intersection each year.

Buckner Boulevard at Lake June Road

Another dangerous high-traffic, multi-lane intersection, Buckner and Lake June is the location of numerous injury accidents - and at least one fatality.

Who Is Liable for Your Injuries in a Pedestrian Accident?

A Texas pedestrian injury lawyer can review your accident and help you determine who may be liable for your injuries, including the:

  • Vehicle Driver

    The most common scenario in a pedestrian is a vehicle driver being liable for injuries - with an accident occurring a number of ways (distraction, failing to yield, sun glare, etc.)

  • Vehicle Manufacturer

    In rare cases, vehicle defects prevent drivers from seeing a pedestrian or stopping to avoid them. If a vehicle manufacturer is determined to be responsible, they may be liable for damages.

  • Municipality Responsible for Roadway Safety

    It is also rare, but cities or county government agencies can be responsible for accidents that injure or kill pedestrians. For example, if a city failed to put up signage in a construction zone, drivers may not know to slow down to yield to pedestrians that may be crossing the street at an alternative location.

  • A Truck Driver or Trucking Company

What Compensation Can You Recover for Your Pedestrian Accident Injuries?

Although no amount of money can really undo the devastation of a serious injury, money can help you pay your bills, and not suffer financially as you recover and adapt to your post-accident life going forward. Damages obtained in an auto-pedestrian accident can be categorized into two types - economic and non-economic:

Economic Damages

Economic damages represent everything that is measurable and can be attributed to a monetary value, including:

  • Lost earnings (wages, income, and capacity to earn more)
  • Medical care costs (emergency room care, hospitalization, specialist visits)
  • Prescription drugs and home modifications
  • Property damage (including harm to or loss of pets)

Non-Economic Damages

Non-economic damages are more difficult to calculate but just as important. They address some of the devastating mental and emotional harm caused by pedestrian accidents, including

  • Physical pain
  • Emotional suffering
  • Disfigurement and scarring
  • Loss of enjoyment of life
  • Loss of intimacy
  • Loss of love, care, and companionship
  • Humiliation
  • Mental anguish
  • Depression

Contact Experienced Pedestrian Injury Lawyer in Dallas Today!

Know your legal rights and options after a Texas pedestrian accident. Brooks & Radchenko brings a high success rate and nearly three decades of combined experience to personal injury clients. Contact us today to speak with a lawyer about your potential case - and how we can help.

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Our Dallas Pedestrian Accident Lawyer Can Help with Your Case

You have many choices for personal injury lawyers in North Texas - but not all lawyers can obtain the same results, especially when injuries are serious. After a devastating pedestrian accident, choose an experienced, knowledgeable lawyer who understands how much your future depends on being fairly compensated for your medical care, lost earnings, and pain and suffering. We work with top investigators and expert witnesses to investigate cases and establish causation.

Brooks & Radchenko exclusively represents plaintiffs in personal injury claims - we are dedicated to fighting for our clients to receive the maximum results - the money you and your family need for your future. Insurance companies and defense counsels know that we are willing to take cases to trial. Because we steadfastly prepare cases for trial, we are able to secure higher settlements and more money for our clients and their loved ones.

Our Successful Cases

$925,000.00
in a pedestrian auto accident
$2,250,000.00
in a slip, trip, and fall accident
$835,000.00
in a car accident case
$900,000.00
in a slip and fall accident

These are only a few of many examples

Client Testimonials

Walter R.

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Car Accident

I can’t speak highly enough of Brooks & Radchenko. They explained everything to me with utmost clarity and simplicity, and they were available whenever I needed them. Ultimately, I got the result I had been hoping for. If you need a car accident lawyer in Dallas, TX, I can’t think of a better choice.

Wanda G.

5.0

Car Accident

My brother was injured in a car accident caused by an uninsured drunk driver with no financial resources. Brooks & Radchenko filed a claim against the nightclub that sold the driver alcohol, and we ended up with a generous settlement. If you’re looking for a Dallas, Texas car accident attorney, Brooks & Radchenko is the way to go.

Sally R.

5.0

Car Accident

The lawyers at Brooks & Radchenko were always available to answer my questions and address my concerns. I was laid up in the hospital most of the time, and they took care of everything for me. I can’t say enough for them.My husband was killed in a car accident caused by an on-duty delivery driver. They sued the driver’s employer and I ended up walking aways with a generous settlement. All of this took place in just a few weeks. Their compassion and professionalism made me feel like a part of their family during a very difficult time.

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Contact Our DFW Attorneys to Help with Filing Your Pedestrian Accident Claim

A Dallas pedestrian injury attorney at Brooks & Radchenko can help you navigate the insurance claims process, from preserving evidence to negotiating the maximum compensation available. Our representation comes with no risk for our clients - as we are only paid if and when money is recovered. Contact us to schedule a free consultation.

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Frequently Asked Questions

  • If I’m partly to blame for the accident, can I still file a case?

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    It is still possible to recover damages for a Texas pedestrian accident if you are partially at fault. A common scenario is jaywalking. Your compensation will simply be reduced by the percentage you were responsible for your injuries - a lawyer can help you negotiate this amount along with damages.

  • What happens if the driver does not have insurance?

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    Ideally, drivers responsible for devastating pedestrian accidents are well-insured, well above state-required minimum policy amounts. However, in the event, a driver does not have insurance, or you were the victim of a hit-and-run, you may be able to recover if you had your own automobile insurance policy with Uninsured Motorist (UM) coverage - which is always advisable to carry.

  • Should you speak to the at-fault party’s insurance company?

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    It is not advisable to speak with the at-fault party’s insurance adjuster. You may believe there is nothing wrong with speaking with an insurance adjuster if the accident was not your fault. However, adjusters are trained and compensated for settling claims for as little money as possible. An experienced Dallas pedestrian hit by car attorney can help you maximize your claim and obtain fair compensation for a pedestrian accident.

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