Fort Worth Pedestrian Accident Lawyer
If you’ve been hit by a car in Fort Worth, you may be entitled to a substantial monetary award.
The experienced Fort Worth pedestrian accident lawyers at SLF are prepared to help you fight to get every last dollar you deserve.
Give our award-winning legal team a call to schedule a free consultation and learn a little bit more about how we can help.
How Will an Attorney Help Me After a Pedestrian Accident?
Pedestrians are more likely than anyone else to sustain severe or fatal injuries in a traffic accident.
This means that there’s a greater chance that you’ll have high medical expenses and won’t be able to work. So, your costs rise as your ability to cover them diminishes.
It’s not fair to expect you to deal with those consequences on your own, especially when someone else caused you to get hurt.
At SLF, we’ve been fighting on behalf of injured pedestrians in the Fort Worth area for more than 22 years. We work tirelessly on behalf of our clients and have recovered substantial sums on their behalves. We know what it will take to get the money you deserve, and we’ll do everything we can to make it happen.
When you hire our experienced personal injury lawyers in Fort Worth, we will:
Investigate Your Pedestrian Accident: Insurance companies will investigate your accident with the aid of experts and area professionals. You deserve the same. Our team will leave no stone unturned as we search for evidence to support our demands for compensation.
Demand Damages From All Liable Parties: In Texas, more than one person can be allocated fault – and financial responsibility – for an accident. As part of our investigation, we’ll work to determine why your accident happened and, in turn, who’s likely to blame. We’ll then demand monetary damages from anyone who’s responsible for your injuries.
Shield You When Fingers Are Pointed: No one will want to admit that they caused your accident. Most will point fingers and try to limit their liability. They might even try to blame you. Our team will stand up for you when this happens and do our best to play down your role. The less you’re blamed, the more money you can potentially get.
Bring in Local Experts: We want to be sure that we know what your injury case is worth. So, we’ll bring in professionals who can help, including doctors, mental health experts, and vocational experts. The insight they provide can help us build a strong claim for damages on your behalf.
Go to Court, If Necessary: If you’re not represented by an award-winning trial attorney, insurance companies might not feel pressured to offer you a fair settlement. When they realize that they might have to go up against SLF in court, however, things might change. We’ll do our best to negotiate a fair settlement on your behalf, but we won’t hesitate to bring your case to a jury if that’s what it takes to get you the compensation you need.
We’re here to help you from the moment you get hurt until your case is resolved. Give our Fort Worth law offices a call today to set up a time to discuss your case in greater detail with our team today.
How Common Are Pedestrian Accidents in Fort Worth?
Fort Worth is one of the most dangerous cities in the nation for pedestrians. In fact, according to the city’s Transportation and Public Works Department, Fort Worth has the highest pedestrian fatality rate in the country.
Fort Worth roads and intersections are so risky that it has been identified as a “focus city” by the Federal Highway Administration. In the five-year span between 2014 and 2018, 700 pedestrians were injured in traffic accidents in Fort Worth, and another 140 were killed.
The staggering number of pedestrian accidents has prompted city officials to embrace a Vision Zero initiative. The plan will aim to completely eliminate fatal traffic accidents in Fort Worth. As part of the plan, the city will attempt to identify why accidents are happening so frequently, where they occur, and what preventative actions can be taken.
Where Do Pedestrian Accidents in Fort Worth Occur?
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, three out of every four fatal pedestrian accidents happens in an urban setting. So, as the sixth-largest city in the state of Texas, it’s no surprise that pedestrian accidents are so problematic in Fort Worth. But where in the cities are these accidents happening?
The NHTSA suggests that the majority of car accidents involving pedestrians do not happen at an intersection. Instead, accidents involving pedestrians tend to happen on roadway shoulders, parking lots, sidewalks, medians, driveways, and bike lanes.
However, nearly one out every five pedestrian accident does happen at or near an intersection. In Fort Worth, the most dangerous intersections for pedestrians include:
- Riverside Drive and East Lancaster Ave
- Texas State Highway 183 and Texas State Highway 360
- Interstate 20 and McCart Ave
- East Lancaster Ave and South Sargent St, and
- Interstate 35W (Northwest Freeway) and Meacham Blvd.
As a pedestrian in Fort Worth, you might want to avoid these intersections until the city has figured out a plan to make its roads safer.
We Handle All Pedestrian Accident Cases in Fort Worth, TX
There’s not a lot to protect you in an accident if you’re just walking down the street. Occupants of cars have seatbelts, airbags, and a large steel frame. Bicyclists at least have a helmet. This means that, as a pedestrian, you’re vulnerable to severe, debilitating injuries. Our team is here to help you demand compensation for all of those injuries. We represent pedestrians who have sustained injuries that include:
- Brain injury
- Crushing injury
- Head injury
- Lost limbs
- Neck and back injury
- Soft tissue damage
- Spinal cord injury
- Wrongful death, and more.
We understand that you might not be able to make it into our Fort Worth law offices for a free consultation. Our team can arrange a time to visit you because you deserve to have an experienced attorney on your side. Severe injuries shouldn’t stand in the way of that. Give us a call today or reach out to us online to learn more.
Why Are There So Many Pedestrian Accidents in Fort Worth?
Common causes of pedestrian accidents in Forth Worth, Texas include:
- Distracted driving
- Drunk driving
- Attempting to “beat” a yellow or red light at an intersection
- Drivers failing to stop at a stop sign or traffic signal
- Failing to yield the right of way
- Drivers making unsafe turns
- Limited visibility, particularly at night, and
- Inadequate, damaged, or missing pedestrian infrastructure, including sidewalks, crosswalks, and lighting.
It’s important to note that pedestrian behavior can also contribute to an accident. Pedestrians are more likely to be hit by a car when jaywalking, using a cell phone, wearing headphones, or while under the influence of drugs or alcohol.
Who Can I Ask For Damages After a Fort Worth Pedestrian Accident?
Texas has modified comparative negligence rules, which means that anyone who contributes to an accident can be liable for a portion of resulting damages. So, you may have a valid injury claim against anyone whose negligence or wrongful conduct caused you to get hurt. This could include:
- Drivers of motor vehicles, including passenger cars, trucks, buses, and motorcycles
- Other pedestrians
- Transit companies
- Government agencies
- Product manufacturers
- Property owners, and more.
Our Fort Worth pedestrian accident lawyers will work tirelessly to pinpoint everyone who contributed to your accident. When we seek compensation from all liable parties, we can be better positioned to secure a substantial award on your behalf.
Compensation May Be Available After a Fort Worth Pedestrian Accident
The costs of your pedestrian accident could easily cost you hundreds of thousands of dollars over the course of your life. A severe spine or brain injury could push the costs beyond 6 figures. Our team will do everything we can to recover as much money as we can for you. We’ll demand any economic and non-economic damages you might be entitled to, including money for:
- Medical bills
- Lost wages and income
- Pain and suffering
- Emotional distress
- Loss of consortium
- Disfigurement, and more.
Insurance companies will want to tell you what your case is worth. Don’t let them. Call SLF and have our Fort Worth pedestrian accident lawyers fight for you. We’ll do everything we can to secure meaningful compensation on your behalf.
Schedule a Free Consultation With Our Fort Worth Pedestrian Accident Lawyers Today
If you’ve been injured as a pedestrian in Fort Worth, do not hesitate to call SLF for immediate assistance. Our Fort Worth personal injury attorneys can help you navigate the claims process, file a lawsuit, and fight to get the money you deserve. You’ll have a limited amount of time to assert your rights, so contact our law firm to schedule your free initial assessment today.