Pedestrian Accidents

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?

A pedestrian accident lawyer is a personal injury lawyer who represents pedestrians injured in motor vehicles accidents. Hugh Howerton will conduct an investigation of your pedestrian accident to determine whether you have a valid claim for damages against the other driver’s insurance company.

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.