When pedestrians are struck by motor vehicles, the consequences are often devastating. You may be able to recover substantial compensation for your injuries, but every pedestrian accident is unique. Your pedestrian accident attorney must determine all of the underlying causes of your accident in order to determine who can be held liable, and what makes them responsible. The type of pedestrian accident in which you or your loved one was injured will drive how your case must be handled.
TYPES OF PEDESTRIAN ACCIDENTS
Pedestrian accidents don’t just happen on public roadways. They can also occur on private property and even in retail stores. Where you were hit, and who hit you, and other factors can play a large role in the type of case you have.
For instance, if you were struck by a government vehicle, you will be using a government entity which means tighter deadlines and different procedures than lawsuits against individuals and their insurance companies. Or, if your child was hit due to inadequate supervision while at school or daycare, the facility or operator may be held liable. If a defective vehicle was involved, you may be looking at a product liability suit against the auto manufacturer.
Types of pedestrian accidents include:
- Intersection accidents
- Mid-street and parking lot crosswalks
- Turning and merging
- Cars passing busses or stopped cars
- Pedestrians on or near road due to accidents and breakdowns
- Backup accidents
- Vehicles exiting driveways, parking lots, alleys, and side streets
- Pedestrians hit while doing business with street vendors
- Pedestrian dart outs
- Pedestrians walking on the shoulder
- Pedestrians crossing the freeway or on on-ramps and exit ramps
- Workers hit in construction zones
- Pedestrians struck in construction detours
- Vehicles entering residential yards, parks, and playgrounds
- Cars crashing into houses and other buildings
- Pedestrians struck by delivery drivers
- Pedestrians struck in police chases
- Pedestrians struck by garbage trucks and road maintenance vehicles
- Customers and employees struck by equipment in warehouse stores
- Children, nursing home residents, and hospital patients who wander into traffic due to lack of supervision
- ATV vs. pedestrian collision
- Spectators hit at motorsports events
- Defective vehicle collisions
To learn more about how we can help you recover full compensation after a pedestrian accident in Amarillo or anywhere in Texas, please call Wood Law Firm, LLP, at (806) 304-0447 or contact us right away.