Lewisville Pedestrian Accident Lawyer
Help for Victims of Pedestrian & Crosswalk Injuries
If you have been involved in a pedestrian accident, contact the dependable Lewisville personal injury attorneys at Steele Law, P.C. for immediate assistance. Getting compensation is not always simple. The insurance company may dispute your claim. The liable motorist may say you were to blame for the incident. Let us help you expose the truth. We have the skills needed to negotiate a fair settlement. If a lawsuit is necessitated, we are not afraid to fight in court and maintain an excellent win record for cases going to trial. For a no-cost consultation, please call (214) 333-4357.
What Are the Pedestrian Laws in Texas?
Texas law acknowledges the huge disadvantage pedestrians have on the streets compared to motor vehicles. Since they're the most at risk of grave injury or death in the event of a collision with a vehicle, they receive certain protections under law. Motorists must yield to pedestrians when:
- The pedestrian has the "Walk" signal and is crossing at a crosswalk
- The pedestrian is already crossing in or close to the vehicle's pathway at a crosswalk that is does not have a traffic control signal
- The motorist is entering or emerging from an alley, building, private road, or driveway while the pedestrian is crossing in front of or behind the vehicle
Motorists are also expected to exercise proper precaution around all pedestrians, especially children and individuals who appear confused or incapacitated. They are also expected to use the horn as a warning in emergency situations. Pedestrians for their part should follow the rules of the road, use proper discretion when crossing intersections, and avoid walking distracted.
Liability in a Pedestrian Accident in Texas
All motorists operating any sort of vehicle must exercise "reasonable care under the circumstances." Failure to do so constitutes negligence. You may hold the party that hit you liable for damages if they committed any of the following acts of negligence:
- Distracted driving
- Failure to yield the right of way
- Failure to obey traffic signs or signals
- Failure to adjust to adverse weather, traffic, or road conditions
- Driving under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs
On the other hand, if you, the pedestrian, committed any of the acts below, you may be held partially or wholly at fault for the incident:
- Failure to obey "walk" or "stop" signal
- Failure to use marked crosswalks
- Darting in front of traffic
- Disrupting the flow of traffic
There are cases in which neither the pedestrian nor a motorist are at fault. If inadequate signage or bad road conditions were involved, the government entity with jurisdictional authority over the accident area may be sued. If unsafe property conditions contributed to the incident, the owner of the premises may be held liable.
Providing Quality Legal Representation for Texans
Steele Law, P.C. is available to handle pedestrian cases for people in Dallas, Fort Worth, and the surrounding areas of Texas, including Plano, Lewisville, Flower Mound, The Colony, Grapevine, and Carrollton. We offer free initial consultations. Contact us online or call our office today to speak with one of our dedicated staff.