Compassionate Fort Worth Attorney Advocates for Victims of Pedestrian Accidents
Accomplished Texas lawyer seeks compensation for seriously injured people
It is probably no surprise that accidents involving motor vehicles and pedestrians often cause severe injuries. At the Law Offices of J. Kent McAfee, P.C., we seek compensation for pedestrians faced with expensive medical bills and other costs following accidents caused by careless Texas drivers. If you were hurt in an accident in the Fort Worth area, or if you lost a family member, we want to help you get payment for your damages.
How do pedestrian accidents happen?
In large cities like Fort Worth, car accidents that injure, or even kill, pedestrians are not unusual. Busy streets make encounters between motor vehicles and walkers and joggers likely to occur when drivers are inattentive. Irresponsible driving behaviors that frequently lead to pedestrian accidents include:
- Distracted driving, which could be caused by texting, talking on a cell phone, using an in-car entertainment system, eating and drinking
- Driving while intoxicated or while under the influence of marijuana or other drugs
- Refusal to yield the right-of-way to pedestrians
- Speeding, running traffic lights and stop signs and other forms of aggressive and reckless driving
These activities can make it impossible to maneuver a several-thousand-pound vehicle safely and are just some of the ways distracted drivers and other careless vehicle operators trigger collisions with people walking. However, there are other factors that contribute to pedestrian accidents, including faulty traffic lights, road construction and a lack of sidewalks. When you have been injured in a pedestrian accident that was not your fault, we will investigate to determine the cause and make every legal effort to hold all responsible parties accountable.
What types of injuries are common in pedestrian accidents?
Catastrophic injuries frequently occur in accidents between pedestrians and autos. Some of the most common injuries include the following:
- Traumatic brain injuries
- Spinal cord injuries
- Lost limbs and other disfigurement
- Compound bone fractures
These injuries may require extensive and ongoing medical treatments and the need for expensive long-term nursing care and day-to-day assistance with the routine tasks of life. Our experienced attorney will seek maximum compensation that fully pays for all of your medical costs and other damages when you have suffered a serious injury.
Wrongful death claims arising from pedestrian accidents
According to the Texas Department of Transportation, deaths in pedestrian accidents are rising in the state. Pedestrian deaths now account for almost one in five traffic fatalities. When a pedestrian dies in an accident caused by negligence or an intentional act, their survivors may choose to bring a wrongful death claim to pay for funeral and burial costs, lost earning capacity, lost love and companionship and other damages. We advise spouses, parents and children of decedents, as well as personal representatives, about filing wrongful death lawsuits.
Contact a responsive Texas injury lawyer when you have been injured in a pedestrian accident
For over 35 years, the Law Offices of J. Kent McAfee, P.C. in Fort Worth has helped Texas pedestrian accident victims pursue appropriate compensation. To schedule a free consultation, call our firm at 817-332-7676 or contact us online.