Pedestrian and Bicycle Accident Cases
When a pedestrian gets hit by a car, the potential for injury is very high. If you were hurt or a loved one was killed because a careless driver didn’t respect your rights as a pedestrian, our auto injury attorneys can build a strong case on your behalf.
To begin pursuing compensation for your injuries, please call the Turley Law Firm today at 214-691-4025 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to schedule a free consultation with our experienced auto accident lawyers. Serving clients in and around Dallas-Fort Worth, the state of Texas, and communities throughout the country for over 40 years.
Causes of Pedestrian & Bicycle Accidents
An auto accident involving a vehicle and a pedestrian could be the result of many types of driver negligence, including:
- Excessive speed
- Running a stop sign or red light
- Inadequate attention to the road, especially in crosswalks and intersections
- Drunk driving
- Distracted driving, often involving texting and other mobile phone functions
- Failure to watch and lookout
Our attorneys have extensive experience representing clients who were injured in all types of vehicular accidents. We also help people who were hit by cars while on foot to pursue fair compensation from reckless drivers who failed to share the road safely.
Pedestrian Accident Injuries
Vehicles traveling at speeds of less than 30 mph can still cause serious injury upon impact with someone crossing the road. These injuries could be caused by forceful contact with the car, the pavement, or both, and might include:
- Fractured bones
- Road rash
- Head injury
- Damage to hard and soft tissues in the back and neck
- Trauma to internal organs
The faster the driver was going at the time of the accident, the greater the possibility of catastrophic injury or even death to the pedestrian.
Damages in Pedestrian or Bicycle Accidents
The compensation available in a pedestrian or bicycle accident case depends on the details. Generally, victims might be able to recover damages such as:
- Medical costs
- Pain and suffering
- Long-term care expenses in the event of paralysis or other disability
- Lost income
Children are unfortunately at an elevated risk of being hit by cars because of their small size and undeveloped awareness of their surroundings. Our Dallas attorneys care about your family, and we will provide you with compassionate support while gathering evidence to hold the irresponsible driver accountable.