Pedestrian Accident Lawyer in El Paso
Pedestrian accidents can happen quickly and are often the cause of severe injuries or death.
If you were injured in a pedestrian accident, our office can investigate your case and help you recover compensation for your injuries. Joseph Law, PLLC, is dedicated to to helping injured pedestrians hold drivers responsible for their injuries. Call our office today to schedule a free initial consultation.
What is a Pedestrian Accident?
Pedestrian accidents occur when a motor vehicle injures a pedestrian. Typically, pedestrian accidents cause serious and sometimes life threatening injuries because of the car vs. person nature of the accident. Often pedestrian accidents involve pedestrians crossing at crosswalks or jaywalking. However, pedestrians are sometimes hit on sidewalks due to accidents that occur on the street next to a sidewalk. Being a pedestrian is extremely dangerous and pedestrian accidents are responsible for many deaths annually. Pedestrian accidents result in severe injuries such as broken bones, friction burns from contact with the ground, traumatic brain injuries, and spinal injuries. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, every year, roughly 5,000 people lose their lives because of pedestrian related accidents. Additionally, more than 26,000 people are injured from pedestrian accidents yearly.
Fortunately, El Paso does not have as many pedestrian accidents like other cities around Texas. The increase in foot traffic in Downtown El Paso due to revitalization efforts may increase your risk of being involved in a pedestrian accident if you frequent the area. The new trolley system may put more individuals at risk of being involved in a pedestrian accident while they are waiting for the trolley or while crossing the street to wait at a pickup point.Therefore, it is important to exercise caution at all times.
Pedestrian accidents are common around the Cincinnati Entertainment District and certain streets on the Eastside of El Paso such as Zaragoza. It is important to look both ways before crossing the street. Often, people become victims of negligent drivers because they do not continue to look both ways while they are crossing the street.
What Should I Do After a Pedestrian Accident?
It is important to speak to an attorney as soon as possible following the accident. However, the first thing you should is ensure that you and any other people involved in the accident receive medical care for any injuries suffered. You should also be sure to notify the police so they can investigate the accident and file an accident report. The accident report is important for liability purposes and includes who was at fault in the accident, which may provide grounds for establishing liability on the other party.
Personal injury cases are time-sensitive and immediate action is the best step forward. There are many moving parts in a personal injury case that can increase or decrease the value of your claim. Injury severity and which party was negligent are a few of the factors in determining the value of your claim.
Contact Joseph Law, PLLC
If you have been involved in a pedestrian accident, Joseph Law, PLLC, can help you hold the negligent party or parties responsible for your injuries. We offer free initial consultations and accept pedestrian accident cases on contingency fees. This means it does not cost you anything to contact us, you will not have to pay any legal fees, or expenses unless we recover compensation for your injuries. Contact us today.