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Texas Pedestrian Accident Compensation Claims

Pedestrian Accidents – What You Need to Know

The National Highway Traffic Safety Association (NHTSA) estimates around 76,000 pedestrian accidents happen every year, and more than 5,000 pedestrians get killed. If you have been injured by a vehicle, you have the legal right to file a damage claim.

Negligence Defined

Negligence is defined as the failure of a person to do something that another individual could have done in a similar circumstance, and could have prevented the accident. If you’re going to file a claim, you need an experienced lawyer who is familiar with the laws of the state. So if the accident took place in Texas then hiring a Texas attorney is necessary. While you’re recovering from the accident, you’ll need to provide your lawyer with the details of what happened. It is his / her job to prove that the injuries you were due to the negligence of the other party (the defendant).

What Your Lawyer Can Do for You

During the investigation and legal proceeding, your lawyer is going to prove that the defendant has a legal duty to you and that he or she failed to fulfill that legal duty, leading to the accident that caused your injury. In other words, your lawyer is going to prove that because of the defendant’s actions (or inaction, as the case may be), you sustained those injuries.

In these cases it is possible there could be more than just one liable party. Depending on the situation and events, these may include the driver of the vehicle that struck you and the individual / company responsible for maintaining the parking lot, road or sidewalk where you got hurt, etc.

In many instances it is easy to point out who was at fault and what happened, but courts have to follow certain guidelines, plus several factors are taken into account before judgment is passed. In these circumstances you will need a qualified Texas personal injury attorney to help win your case.

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