If you have been injured or lost a loved one in a Dallas pedestrian-car accident, you have the right to seek a full and fair recovery for any physical, emotional or financial harm you have suffered. But you should take action as soon as possible.
Tate Law Offices, P.C., is here to help. We have a record of representing pedestrian accident victims and their families in Dallas. Our experienced team of attorneys knows how to protect our clients’ rights and pursue the maximum amount of compensation available to them.
How Our Lawyers Can Help You After a Dallas Pedestrian Accident
In addition to investigating your case, the pedestrian accident attorneys of Tate Law Offices, P.C., can help you by:
It is crucial that you get medical care right away after a pedestrian accident and that your treatment goes uninterrupted while your case is pending. We can work with health care providers to help you get the treatment you need throughout your case.
You have enough to handle with your physical recovery. We will handle the insurance companies. We can file all necessary claims with the insurance companies and deal directly with their adjusters and attorneys. Keep in mind: Insurance companies want to protect their profits by paying as little as possible in damages. However, we will be aggressive in seeking a settlement that provides the maximum amount of compensation for you.
It takes evidence to win a case. So, as soon as we are on the job, we start collecting witness statements, police reports and internal files, photographs, phone records and video recordings. We also consult with any necessary experts such as accident reconstruction specialists. Much of our analysis will revolve around Texas right-of-way law regarding pedestrians.
If an insurance company refuses to pay a fair settlement amount, our experienced trial attorneys can take your case to court and present your case to the jury. Fortunately, after we have built up your case, we are able to settle the majority of cases without a trial.
We believe it is crucial for our clients to know what is going on with their case at all times. We will keep you informed, return your calls and answer all of your questions.
What Can You Recover in a Dallas Pedestrian Accident Case?
When a pedestrian is struck by a metal vehicle weighing several thousand pounds – even in a low-speed collision – it can result in severe and even fatal injuries.
Victims of Dallas pedestrian accidents can suffer:
- Spinal cord injuries (including paralysis)
- Traumatic brain injury (ranging from concussions to more severe TBI)
A victim may require emergency medical treatment, lengthy hospitalization, extensive rehabilitation and an ongoing need for medication and use of assistive devices. The victim may be unable to return to school or work. Family members may be impacted as well by being forced to provide around-the-clock care.
If you have been injured in a pedestrian accident, our goal will be to return you and your family as close as possible to the condition you enjoyed before the crash.
We will seek the maximum amount of compensation, including payment of:
- Talking on a cell phone
- Past and future medical expenses
- Lost income and lost earning capacity
- Permanent impairment
- Scarring and disfigurement
- Mental anguish
- Pain and suffering
- Loss of consortium and loss of services
- Emotional distress (if a family member witnessed the accident)
- Other relevant damages.
In some cases, punitive damages may be sought as well – not to make a victim “whole” again but rather to punish a defendant who engaged in grossly negligent or willful misconduct such as drunk driving or other egregious actions.
If a pedestrian accident resulted in the death of a loved one, our lawyers can seek wrongful death and survival damages, including funeral and burial expenses and compensation for the loss of your family member’s services, companionship and society.