While instances like car accidents and motorcycle accidents involve life threatening situations, pedestrian accidents are the cases that leave victims at their most vulnerable.
Accidents that result in the personal injury of those involved can be devastating. If you or a loved one become victims of a pedestrian accident, the severity of the situation could leave you unaware of how to handle the direct aftermath.
Here’s a step-by-step guide for how to handle a pedestrian accident and how we can ensure that your injuries are financially covered.
What is a Pedestrian Accident?
Unfortunately, pedestrian accidents are among the most common accidents in Dallas, Texas. Pedestrians are considered anyone on foot who is hit by a car or other motorized vehicle. Pedestrian accidents often result in serious injuries and even death.
Most Common Reasons Behind Pedestrian Accidents:
- Poor weather conditions
- Walking near traffic at night
- Very young or very old people accidentally walking into danger
- Driving or walking distracted/under the influence
What to Do If You’re Involved in a Pedestrian Accident
Much like any other accident that involves personal injury such as motorcycle accidents, there are essential steps a victim or a person with the victim need to take. Personal injuries that stem from pedestrian accidents can often lead to accumulated hospital bills, costly therapy, and even funeral expenses.
In order to recoup any financial damages that will incur from your pedestrian accident, it is crucial that those involved follow this step-by-step protocol that will increase chances of a fair insurance or lawsuit payout.
Stay Calm, Analyze the Situation
These types of accidents are harrowing; and while it can seem impossible to stay calm, that is the best thing that you can do in the situation. The first moments after your pedestrian accident are when you’ll need to assess any injuries, the severity of your injuries, as well as analyze the surroundings and circumstances of your accident.
If you can move out of harm’s way on your own, do so. However, if not request for help and move to safety before calling 9-1-1.
What to Look for When Documenting Your Injuries
- The areas of your body that hurt
- Visible bleeding
- Torn clothing that could signify oncoming pain or injuries
- Bleeding around your head and face
Call the Police
In any accident, you want the police on the scene. This advice is most important when it comes to a situation involving an injured or dead pedestrian as the result of a collision. Not only will police file the official report that you’ll be able to use in any lawsuit or claims cases, but they will also be able to call for essential medical personnel that can help with any urgent injuries.
The police will want the complete story of what occured, so be ready to get into detail about your accident. This is great for people who know they’ll need the information for insurance companies down the line, because over time, the details could fade away and your case could pay out significantly less funds than you deserve.
Gather Essential Evidence
At this point, many people would love to point fingers and start dealing out guilt. However, leave this information to the legal team you’ll hire in the next step. Most people don’t understand the complexities behind pedestrian accident cases, and accusations could harm your future legal ventures.
At this point, it’s best to improve the chances of winning any accident claims by taking photos of the scene, taking important information from everyone involved, and getting witness statements.
All of this evidence will help your legal team form a case that helps cover your financial and emotional losses that result from the accident.
Hire a Pedestrian Accident Lawyer
Before reaching out to any insurance companies, make sure to hire a personal injury lawyer that specializes in pedestrian accidents.
Personal injury lawyers are your biggest chance at making financial recoveries after a pedestrian accident. We are trained to level the playing field with insurance companies, and can also help you prepare a personal injury suit against the driver of the vehicle that hit you.
At Bober Law we know what your case is worth, and can help you navigate the legal spectrum without error through our simple personal injury case process. Put your case in the hands of a personal injury lawyer that can ensure your family financially recovers from this unfortunate event.
Stay in Control of Your Pedestrian Accident Case with Bober Law Firm
Pedestrian accidents are among the most severe cases we take on at Bober Law Firm. However, no matter how significant injuries sustained are in a pedestrian accident, our personal injury lawyers are prepared to fight for you.
Don’t let your injuries lead to a spiral of debt and emotional frustration. Trust the legal team at Bober Law firm to approach your case with no gimmicks and the power of the law on our side.
Contact us and we will ensure that insurance companies compensate what you’re owed as a victim of a pedestrian accident.