Driver negligence a valid basis for a pedestrian accident claim

- Charles Ruhmann

Owning a vehicle can make getting around town and to and from work easier and quicker, but we understand that this option isn’t possible for everyone. Instead, many people in Texas get around on foot. Although there may be crosswalks and pedestrian signs in a great number of cities, there is no denying that — even in cities — most places are often viewed as being exclusively for motor vehicles. Unfortunately, this kind of attitude can be a contributing factor in a pedestrian accident.

Seeking compensation for injuries through a personal injury claim is typically dependent on proving that another party was negligent. However, pegging down who may be liable for an injured pedestrian is not always clear cut. Sometimes, the evidence in such accidents is wrapped up in the statements of eyewitnesses who may not be able to recall or recount what happened in a clear or concise way. This can be even more problematic when children are involved, as it is not unheard of for a driver to purposely confuse a child about the events that led up to a collision.

A thorough and detailed investigation of an accident with a pedestrian is often necessary for gathering the necessary evidence to prove liability. This can be especially true for pedestrians who were the victims of a hit-and-run accident and who may be unsure of what options they have at their discretion. In some instances, a victim’s own insurance policy may pick up the slack.

Motor vehicles have the upper hand in a pedestrian accident, and all it takes is a single moment for a victim’s life to change forever. Our experience and fine-tuned attention to detail has allowed us to help our Texas clients pursue and receive monetary damages following an accident resulting in serious injury. We understand what it takes to prove liability for your injury, and we’re prepared to fight for full and fair compensation on your behalf.