Sidewalks, crosswalks, and crossing signals are designed to protect pedestrians from being hit and injured by motor vehicles. Unfortunately, accidents between motor vehicles and pedestrians are all-too common. And the results can be catastrophic.
Pedestrian accidents are scary. They can happen almost anywhere at any time. However, most often pedestrians are injured when crossing a street.
Pedestrians are defenseless against a motor vehicle. Pedestrians often suffer catastrophic injuries, or even death. However, Rosen Law Group is here to help. We offer aggressive legal representation to people who were injured and the families of people who were killed in pedestrian accidents.
Legally, a pedestrian is anyone who was not in or on a motor vehicle at the time of an accident. This includes people who were outside of a vehicle to change a tire, walking, riding a bicycle or in a wheelchair.
Common reasons drivers hit and injure pedestrians include:
Pedestrians hit by a motor vehicle often suffer severe injuries, including:
Pedestrians who were hit by a motor vehicle and injured can take certain steps to protect their rights.
If you or someone you love was hurt in a pedestrian accident, you will need to prove that the driver was at fault. You will also need to prove the nature and extent of your injuries, and how they changed your life.
Rosen Law Group’s experienced pedestrian accident injury lawyers are here to help. We will aggressively represent you in your fight for fair compensation for your injuries. Our lawyers offer personal attention as we fight for our clients on their road to recovery.
Your lawyer will start by collecting evidence to prove the driver was at fault. We will also gather evidence about the nature and extent or your injuries. Then we will submit a claim to the driver’s insurance company demanding that you be fairly compensated for your injuries. Unfortunately, insurance companies often try to deny paying pedestrian injury claims. They often claim that the pedestrian was somehow at fault for causing the injury. They will claim that the pedestrian was comparatively negligent.
Insurance companies may use the legal doctrine of comparative negligence to claim that you were partially to blame for causing the accident. They may claim that you were crossing the street without a walk signal, jaywalking, or darted into traffic. Being blamed, even for a small percentage of causing the accident, can have a significant effect on the amount of your financial recovery. If the insurance company can prove that you were even partially at fault, your recovery will be reduced by the percentage of your fault in causing the accident.
And even if the insurance company does agree to pay, it is unlikely that their first or even second and third offers will be for the full and fair compensation you deserve for your injuries.
An experienced pedestrian accident injury lawyer can help prove who was at fault and convince the insurance company to pay.
At Rosen Law Group, we will investigate the cause of the accident, present a claim to the driver’s insurance company, and negotiate a settlement on your behalf. If the driver’s insurance company does not make a fair offer to resolve your claim, we will take the case to court where we will fight for your rights for fair and reasonable compensation for your injuries.
The pedestrian accident injury attorneys at Rosen Law Group proudly represent pedestrians injured by a motor vehicle. We will help you seek and recover compensation for:
Rosen Law Group is based in Belaire and proudly represents injured people in the Houston area and throughout the state of Texas. We fight to protect the rights of people who have been hurt by the negligence of others.