A pedestrian accident lawyer in Texas from Trujillo & Sanchez, P.C. may be able to seek and recover compensation on your behalf after an accident. You may be eligible for money damages that cover your medical bills, lost wages, and more. Our team is here to discuss your case with you for free.
If a Texas personal injury lawyer from our team represents you in your insurance claim or lawsuit, we will do so based on contingency. There are no upfront fees to pay for our services, and we only charge fees after we win or settle your case. We believe this is essential because it allows all injured victims to pursue justice regardless of their financial abilities.
Recoverable Damages Available in a Texas Pedestrian Accident
Our team understands the expenses and losses you and your family experienced because of the accident and injuries. We also know that recovering compensation for those expenses is the best way to get justice for you. We do not believe you should have to pay for costs related to an accident you did not cause.
To this end, we pursue money damages for our clients. We seek a financial recovery that includes expenses and losses such as:
- Medical bills to date
- Estimated future medical treatment costs
- Lost income and benefits to date
- Diminished earning capacity
- Property damage
- Related expenses and losses not included in this list
- Pain and suffering
- Other non-economic losses
Our Lawyers Also Represent Families in Wrongful Death Actions
Our attorneys also handle wrongful death claims and lawsuits. Unfortunately, because pedestrian accidents often involve catastrophic injuries, some victims pass away. If this happened to your family member, Texas law may allow survivors to recover compensation through a wrongful death action.
We can review the circumstances that led to your loved one’s death and discuss your legal options with you during a free case review.
Building a Case for Compensation With Trujillo & Sanchez, P.C.
At Trujillo & Sanchez, P.C., our team builds strong support for insurance claims and recovers compensation for clients every day. We are well known for our willingness to go to trial when necessary, regardless of the defendant. We have gone toe-to-toe with Walmart, Allstate, and other companies. We are not afraid to sue the liable party in your case if that becomes necessary.
Our experience, reviews, and testimonials show that our team knows how to handle these cases. From estimating the value of your damages by working with experts and using other firm resources to presenting evidence on your behalf at trial, we can navigate the legal process with you and on your behalf.
Typical Causes of Pedestrian Accidents
Our pedestrian accident lawyer in Texas understands the common causes of pedestrian accidents and how to prove the case based on each one. This includes:
- Failure to yield in a turn
- Distracted driving
- Impaired driving
- Not coming to a full stop
- Wrong-way crashes
- Illegal U-turns or other similar maneuvers
While pedestrian negligence can cause or contribute to these accidents, drivers are often legally responsible. We can discuss your case in detail during your free consultation with one of our team members.
How Can I Get Compensation Based on My Texas Pedestrian Accident Injuries?
Our pedestrian accident attorneys from Trujillo & Sanchez, P.C. know what it takes to prove these cases. Once we have a strong case to support our client’s claim or lawsuit, we can:
- File an insurance claim based on the at-fault driver’s liability policy
- Sue the at-fault party in the appropriate civil court
Most cases involve filing an insurance claim and demanding a fair payout from the driver’s insurance provider. Under Texas law, all drivers must show they can cover the costs of a collision. Most opt to purchase auto liability insurance to achieve this. According to the Texas Department of Insurance (TDI), this coverage must include at least:
- $30,000 of coverage for bodily injuries per person
- $60,000 in bodily injury coverage per accident
- $25,000 of coverage for property damage
This is the coverage that may provide compensation for a pedestrian hurt in a collision or other victims of a crash caused by the policyholder. It is the most common way we recover compensation for our clients after any type of auto accident.
We Will Determine the Best Course of Action for You
With a strong case and a good estimate of the value of damages, our team demands a just payout from the insurer and may be able to negotiate a fair settlement. Alternatively, we can sue the at-fault driver or other liable parties in the county civil court.
This could prompt a better settlement offer, or we may need to take the case to trial and ask the jury to award an appropriate payout.
Is There a Deadline for Suing the Driver Who Caused My Injuries?
Texas, like other states, has a statute of limitations that applies to personal injury lawsuits such as car accident actions. This is found under Texas Civil Practice and Remedies Code § 16.003. This deadline applies to both personal injury and wrongful death lawsuits. There may be exceptions, but they could reduce how long you have to begin a lawsuit.
As long as we know about your case in time, our team can ensure you do not miss this or other applicable deadlines in the case. This is important since it will likely be difficult to get a fair settlement if this deadline passes without filing suit. The court will bar you from moving forward with your case, and you will lose your leverage in negotiations with the insurer.
Get a Free Case Review Today
At Trujillo & Sanchez, P.C., we provide complimentary case reviews for victims of Texas pedestrian accidents and their families. We will assess your rights and options, explaining how we can help you pursue compensation, protect your best interests, and more. We understand how stressful this time can be. Let us handle your legal case while you focus on healing. Contact us today to learn more.