Texas Pedestrian Accident Lawyer

November 14, 2023 | Attorney, Matthew Dolman

In Texas, pedestrian accidents can lead to severe injuries and even fatalities. The risk for pedestrians is high due to their lack of physical protection against vehicle collisions.

If you or a loved one was in such an accident, you deserve legal help and the resources to recover from your injuries. 

At Dolman Law Group Accident Injury Lawyers, PA, our Texas pedestrian accident attorneys are well-versed in the complexities of personal injury law and have a proven track record of advocating effectively for our clients. We are committed to helping victims navigate the intricacies of the legal system following a pedestrian accident.

Taking legal action after being injured in a pedestrian accident is crucial for obtaining appropriate compensation for medical bills, lost income, and pain and suffering.

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Our experienced team stands ready to help guide you through these steps and provide the support necessary when dealing with what can be both physically and emotionally challenging in the aftermath of an accident.

Our Texas personal injury lawyers work tirelessly at gathering evidence, negotiating with insurance companies, analyzing medical reports, engaging expert witnesses when needed, preparing sound legal strategies, and representing clients in court if necessary — all while keeping our clients informed every step along the way.

If you were injured as a pedestrian due to someone else's negligence on Texas roads or highways, reach out today so we may fight for your rightful compensation while you focus on healing from your injuries.

Why Choose Dolman Law Group Accident Injury Lawyers, PA, for your Texas Pedestrian Accident Case?

Selecting the right legal representation is a crucial decision following a pedestrian accident.

Here's why you should consider Dolman Law Group Accident Injury Lawyers, PA:

  • Proven Track Record: We have a strong track record of successfully handling personal injury cases, including pedestrian accidents, and have recovered in excess of $400 million dollars in recoveries during our firm’s history. Our team has successfully negotiated and litigated against various powerful corporations and large insurance companies to secure favorable settlements and verdicts for our clients.
  • Comprehensive Legal Knowledge: We understand the complexities of Texas laws concerning pedestrian accidents and have the required legal knowledge to build strong cases on behalf of our clients.
  • Personalized Attention: At Dolman Law Group, we believe that every client is unique and deserves personalized attention. We take the time to understand your specific situation, evaluate your needs, keep you updated on your case progress, and aim to achieve the best possible outcome.
  • Financial Resources: Handling personal injury cases requires significant financial resources. From engaging expert witnesses to accessing top-tier medical examinations for our clients, we have the necessary resources to handle all aspects of your claim.
  • Contingency Fee Basis: We work on a contingency fee basis, meaning you don't pay unless we win or settle your case.
  • Free Consultation: We offer free initial consultations, giving potential clients an opportunity to discuss their case with us without any commitment or cost.

Choosing Dolman Law Group provides peace of mind, knowing experienced professionals are working tirelessly towards securing just compensation for you.

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Texas Pedestrian Accident Statistics

Statistics reveal the gravity of pedestrian accidents in Texas. According to the Texas Department of Transportation, there were 5,952 traffic crashes involving pedestrians in one recent year alone. These unfortunate incidents resulted in 669 deaths and 1,317 serious injuries. This reflects an alarming trend as Texas consistently ranks among the top states for pedestrian fatalities across the country.

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In addition to this, a report by Smart Growth America indicates that during a ten-year period, almost 5,000 individuals were struck and killed by drivers while walking on Texas streets.

It is for pedestrians in Texas to take necessary legal steps if involved in an accident. At Dolman Law Group Accident Injury Lawyers PA, we are dedicated to helping you accomplish this, lending our legal prowess to your cause. 

Common Causes of Pedestrian Accidents in Texas

Pedestrian accidents can occur for various reasons and are most often due to negligence or recklessness on the part of motor vehicle operators.

Examining the common causes of pedestrian accidents can shed light on who you can hold accountable for these accidents and understand your legal recourse.

  • Distracted Driving: With the ubiquity of smartphones and other distracting devices, incidents of distracted driving have risen significantly. Drivers who text, make calls, use GPS, or indulge in any activities that take their attention off the road pose a significant risk to pedestrians.
  • Speeding: Exceeding speed limits or driving too fast for conditions reduces a driver's ability to steer safely around curves or objects in the roadway, extends the distance necessary to stop a vehicle, and increases the distance a vehicle travels while the driver reacts to a dangerous situation.
  • Failure to Yield at Crosswalks: Pedestrians typically have the right-of-way at crosswalks. However, some drivers fail to observe this rule and strike pedestrians crossing roads.
  • Impaired Driving: Alcohol and drugs impair judgment, decrease motor skills, and slow reaction times – all critical factors when driving a car. When motorists drive under the influence (DUI), they are likely to cause accidents that result in serious harm to pedestrians.
  • Reckless Driving: This behavior includes aggressive maneuvers like improper lane changes, running red lights and stop signs, or tailgating, all of which endanger pedestrian safety.
  • Poor Visibility Due To Weather And Lighting Conditions: In many cases, poor visibility conditions caused by weather or inadequate street lighting can contribute to pedestrian accidents if drivers do not take proper care to stay alert and keep their eyes on the road. 

At Dolman Law Group Accident Injury Lawyers PA., we understand how these factors contribute to pedestrian accidents and have substantial experience representing victims who've suffered due to such driver negligence.

Types of Injuries Sustained in Pedestrian Accidents

Pedestrian accidents often result in severe and sometimes life-threatening injuries. Given the lack of protection pedestrians have against motor vehicles, these accidents can lead to a range of physical damages.

Below are some common injuries associated with pedestrian accidents:

  • Traumatic Brain Injuries (TBIs): TBIs are often caused by the pedestrian's head striking the vehicle or ground during the accident. They can result in temporary or permanent brain damage, affecting cognitive functions, memory, and mood and sometimes leading to coma or death.
  • Spinal Cord Injuries: The impact force from a moving vehicle can result in spinal cord trauma that may cause partial or complete paralysis.
  • Fractures: Broken bones are common in pedestrian accidents, including fractures to the arms, legs, ribs, pelvis, and other parts of the body due to the force exerted by a speeding car.
  • Internal Injuries: The forceful impact during an accident might lead to internal bleeding or organ damage, which may not be immediately apparent but could be life-threatening if not treated promptly.
  • Soft Tissue Injuries: These injuries include sprains, strains, and tears to muscles, tendons, and ligaments that occur when pedestrians attempt evasive action or bear the brunt of a crash.
  • Abrasions and Lacerations: Cuts and scrapes can lead to significant blood loss and risk of infection if left untreated.
  • Psychological Trauma: Besides physical injuries, it’s important not to overlook emotional trauma such as post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), depression, or anxiety disorders that individuals may face following an accident.

At Dolman Law Group Accident Injury Lawyers PA., we understand how any one of these injuries can greatly impact your daily life, from work limitations due to physical impairment to dealing with medical treatment costs while dealing with emotional distress from your traumatic experience. We ensure you receive compensation that accurately reflects your physical and emotional damages.

Texas Law for Pedestrian Accidents

Texas law provides specific rights and protections to pedestrians. In a personal injury claim, these laws form the basis of your attorney’s work, as your legal advocate aims to demonstrate how and why your accident occurred and how negligence caused your injuries. 

  • Right of Way: Under Texas Transportation Code §552.008, drivers must yield the right of way to a pedestrian who is crossing a roadway within a crosswalk when no traffic control signal is in place or in operation. This includes situations where pedestrians are on the half of the roadway in which the vehicle is traveling or approaching so closely from the opposite half of the roadway as to be in danger.
  • Duty to Exercise Due Care: Every driver must exercise due care to avoid colliding with any pedestrian on any roadway and shall give warning by sounding their horn when necessary.
  • Comparative Negligence: Texas follows a modified comparative negligence rule, which means that even if you were partially at fault for your own injuries, you may still recover damages; however, your compensation will be reduced by your percentage of fault. If you are found more than 50% at fault though, you cannot collect damages from other at-fault parties. Your lawyer can help ensure that you don’t receive more than your fair share of fault so that you remain eligible for maximum reimbursement. 
  • Statute of Limitations: In Texas, victims generally have two years from the date of their accident to file a personal injury lawsuit under the statute of limitations. Seeking the advice of a dedicated and experienced pedestrian accident lawyer means that you have the best chance of recovering what you deserve and that the process is as straightforward as possible.

These legal complexities make it crucial to consult experienced attorneys like ours at Dolman Law Group Accident Injury Lawyers PA., who fully comprehend local regulations and can guide you through each step following your accident, protecting your interests through every juncture of your case. 

Compensation for Victims of Pedestrian Accidents in Texas

If you've been injured in a pedestrian accident due to another party's negligence, you could be entitled to compensation under Texas law. Referred to as damages, this financial compensation aims to help victims recover from their losses.

Here are some damages that you might recover after a pedestrian collision

  • Economic Damages: These represent the monetary losses resulting from an accident. They may include medical expenses (past and future), lost income due to time off work, reduced earning capacity if you cannot return to your previous job, rehabilitation services, and other out-of-pocket costs.
  • Noneconomic Damages: These compensate victims for non-monetary losses such as pain and suffering, emotional distress, loss of enjoyment of life, disability, and disfigurement.
  • Punitive Damages: In rare cases involving a defendant’s particularly egregious or maliciously intentional conduct, punitive damages may punish the wrongdoer and deter similar behavior.

Please note that every case is unique. No lawyer can guarantee a specific outcome for your case, and actual recovery will depend on the severity of your injuries and insurance coverage limits.

At Dolman Law Group Accident Injury Lawyers PA., our experienced attorneys can thoroughly evaluate your case and advocate for maximum compensation on your behalf.

What is the Statute of Limitations for a Texas Pedestrian Accident?

It's essential to note that there are time limits within which you must file a lawsuit after a pedestrian accident in Texas. This time limit, known as the statute of limitations, is typically two years from the accident.

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If you don't file your lawsuit within this two-year period, the Texas courts will likely refuse to hear your case, and you lose your right to compensation. Furthermore, certain exceptions could extend or shorten this deadline, so consult an experienced personal injury lawyer as soon as possible after an accident.

At Dolman Law Group Accident Injury Lawyers PA., we understand how critical these timelines can be for preserving your rights and potential compensation. Our team takes all necessary steps promptly and correctly in managing your claim.

Contact Dolman Law Group Accident Injury Lawyers, PA. Today

If you or a loved one was injured in a pedestrian accident in Texas, time is of the essence. Take immediate action to protect your rights and seek fair compensation for your injuries and losses.

At Dolman Law Group Accident Injury Lawyers, PA., we stand ready to provide the guidance, support, and representation you need during this challenging time. Our passionate team has a proven track record of fighting for victims' rights and securing successful results.
Don't delay – contact us today for a free and confidential consultation about your case. You may contact us online or by calling (281) 524-4370. We look forward to assisting you on the path towards recovery.


Matthew Dolman

Personal Injury Lawyer

This article was written and reviewed by Matthew Dolman. Matt has been a practicing civil trial, personal injury, products liability, and mass tort lawyer since 2004. He has successfully fought for more than 11,000 injured clients and acted as lead counsel in more than 1,000 lawsuits. Always on the cutting edge of personal injury law, Matt is actively engaged in complex legal matters, including Suboxone, AFFF, and Ozempic lawsuits.  Matt is a lifetime member of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum and Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum for resolving individual cases in excess of $1 million and $2 million, respectively. He has also been selected by his colleagues as a Florida Superlawyer and as a member of Florida’s Legal Elite on multiple occasions. Further, Matt has been quoted in the media numerous times and is a sought-after speaker on a variety of legal issues and topics.

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