Hire Experienced Houston Pedestrian Accident Lawyer Hugh Howerton To Help You
One of the scariest and most dangerous accidents are pedestrians hit by cars or trucks. Serious injuries are common for the pedestrian. If you were hurt as a pedestrian you can file a claim for damages against the other driver’s car insurance company if the other driver was at fault for the collision. Many times these collisions are investigated by the police who will write a crash report. If the pedestrian had the right-of-way then the driver will be found at fault or negligent for the crash.
However, there are times when the pedestrian must yield the right of way to the motor vehicle. If the pedestrian fails to yield the right-of-way, then they will be found partially or sometimes wholly responsible or negligent for the crash. The times when the pedestrian must yield the right-of-way include:
- Crossing the street outside a designated cross-walk
- Crossing a highway outside of the cross walk
- Crossing within a cross-walk without having the walk signal.
The driver may be found responsible or negligent for the crash when:
- They failed to yield the right-of-way to the pedestrian who was crossing in a designated cross walk with the walk signal
- Were speeding
Pedestrian Injuries Are Serious
Pedestrians have no protection against being struck by a motor vehicle so the injuries can be very serious. Broken bones, traumatic brain injury and even death can happen. The recovery time may be long and the injured person may be unable to work or care for themselves. Permanent injuries can occur requiring expensive future medical care.
What Is A Houston Pedestrian Accident Lawyer?
If it is determined the other driver was at fault Hugh will seek compensation for your past and future medical bills, loss wages or loss of earning capacity, pain, physical impairment and physical disfigurement. Hugh Howerton has been specializing in Houston pedestrian accidents for 30 years.
Contact Houston Pedestrian Accident Lawyer Hugh Howerton
For more information or immediate help with your pedestrian accident case call 713.984.9848 and speak to Hugh Howerton today.
Your initial consultation is free.