Texas certainly gets its share of auto-pedestrian accidents. But unlike many other places in the U.S., the Lone Star State does not always give the right-of-way to pedestrians. In other words, whenever a vehicle strikes a someone on foot, the driver isn’t automatically held liable for the accident.Types of Pedestrian Accidents
Common types of accidents include:
- being struck in a crosswalk while crossing a street
- being hit while walking on the side of the road or a sidewalk
- parking lot collisions
- driveway accidents
- off-road vehicle collisions
Not surprisingly, San Antonio citizens who are hit by passenger vehicles quite often sustain serious injuries. They might suffer everything from bruises, lacerations, and fractures to internal bleeding, traumatic brain injuries, and organ damage. Paralysis, comas, and death are not uncommon in pedestrian accidents.An Experienced Attorney can Help
Because of the laws in Texas, it can sometimes be challenging to prove that a driver was actually responsible for a pedestrian accident. In addition, if the pedestrian was a victim of a hit-and-run accident, identifying the person to blame also becomes difficult. In either case, the victims are likely struggling to recover from their injuries while medical bills mount and their quality of life suffers.
A well-qualified auto accident attorney has the skills and experience to investigate accidents, negotiate with insurance companies, and litigate your personal injury lawsuit when necessary. We are dedicated to advocating for your rights, holding drivers responsible for their actions, and obtaining the compensation you deserve.
If you or someone you love has been injured in a pedestrian accident in San Antonio, call or contact us online to schedule a no-cost consultation today.Law Offices of Ronald A. Ramos, P.C.