San Antonio Pedestrian Accident Lawyers

Serving San Antonio Victims Injured in Pedestrian Accidents

Pedestrians should be able to enjoy the sights and sounds of San Antonio without endangering themselves. Sadly, hundreds of people are killed and injured every year walking the sidewalks and crossways of the city.

Whether you’ve been injured by a vehicle or lost a loved one in a pedestrian accident, you don’t have to wait for insurance for the compensation you deserve. Contact Thomas J. Henry Law to protect your rights and pursue payment for your suffering.


Determining Fault for San Antonio Pedestrian Accident Lawsuit

The injuries sustained in a pedestrian accident can have agonizing repercussions that last for years. Despite the pain and trauma of a pedestrian accident, questions may arise about fault. A driver may claim that you stepped into traffic or acted negligently. 

That’s why you need an experienced San Antonio pedestrian accident lawyer to review your case. Thomas J. Henry Law offers aggressive representation for even the most challenging claims. If you or a loved one were injured by a vehicle in the city, let our team represent your interests. 

Factors for Compensation in a Pedestrian Accident Lawsuit

If you are hit by a car as a pedestrian in San Antonio, you have the right to pursue compensation to cover the cost of your injuries, psychological trauma and other losses. You may also be entitled to compensation if a loved one dies due to a pedestrian accident.

To pursue damages, you must prove that a driver acted negligently. The San Antonio pedestrian accident attorneys at Thomas J. Henry Law work to hold the person behind the wheel responsible. We collect the evidence you need to determine fault so that you can pursue the monetary damages you’re entitled to. 

Let’s review some factors that could impact your case.

Driver’s Negligence and Liability

Liability in a pedestrian accident means determining who is responsible for causing the incident. Texas uses a modified form of comparative negligence called proportionate responsibility. If a driver’s negligent actions caused an injury, even if the pedestrian is partially at fault, the pedestrian may be entitled to compensation. 

Some of the most common causes of pedestrian accidents are negligent actions on the part of the driver, including:

  • Inattention 
  • Failure to yield in a crosswalk
  • Reversing a car without checking for pedestrians
  • Speeding
  • Drunk driving

Damages You May Be Entitled To

Victims of a pedestrian accident may be entitled to a few forms of damages under the Texas civil code. This includes economic damages, or accident-related financial losses such as:

  • Medical bills
  • Lost income
  • Property damage

A negligent driver may also be responsible for non-economic losses like pain and suffering. Exemplary or punitive damages are sometimes awarded to punish the driver if they displayed excessive negligence. 

Statute of Limitations 

Texas code states that you have two years from the date of the accident to file a personal injury lawsuit.

Why Trust Thomas J. Henry Law

Thomas J. Henry Law is a nationally recognized personal injury practice. As the largest firm in the state, we have the resources to protect your rights and vigorously represent your interests in pedestrian accident cases. Our clients have a dedicated lawyer to represent their interests, and we have a team of over 200 attorneys. We are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week, to answer your questions. 

Our expansive knowledge of establishing driver negligence can make all the difference in attaining a successful outcome for your case. Because we are a contingency fee-based law firm, you will not pay unless we win.

Contact a San Antonio Pedestrian Accident Lawyer Today

Let our San Antonio pedestrian injury lawyers handle every aspect of your personal injury claim or wrongful death case. If you have questions or are ready to pursue action, reach out for a free case review. Call our San Antonio office at 210-874-2615.

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Following an accident, there are always more questions
than answers. At Thomas J. Henry, we’re here to answer
any questions you have about your injury case.

Quickly. To be safe, you should talk to an attorney as soon as possible, especially if the injuries are severe or a death has resulted. All too often valuable evidence disappears, witnesses move, memories grow dim and the practical ability to prove your case may diminish. If you are still being treated by a physician, an attorney can also provide you with guidance concerning your medical care and help you deal with unpaid bills and getting needed treatment. Legal advice can also be useful if you have questions about the settlement value of a claim, your insurance policy’s terms, or suspect bad faith on the part of your insurance company. Contact Thomas J. Henry to discuss your personal injury case for free.
Severe and fatal injuries can occur when a pedestrian is hit by a vehicle. Even at low vehicle speeds, life-altering damage can be done to pedestrians. Common injuries associated with pedestrian accidents include:
  • Cuts and lacerations
  • Internal injuries
  • Broken bones and fractures
  • Spinal cord injuries
  • Head and brain injuries
  • Death
Even if you crossed a street at an undesignated crosswalk, you may be entitled to receive damages based on comparative fault. Essentially, both parties should take reasonable care to avoid causing harm or an accident. If a pedestrian jaywalks, he or she may be found only partially at fault for an accident if there is evidence that the driver engaged in negligent behavior, including speeding, distracted driving, or driving drunk.
Pedestrians are incredibly vulnerable to the actions of reckless and negligent drivers. Common causes of pedestrian-related crashes include: Distracted drivers There were 520 nonoccupants (pedestrians, bicyclists, etc.) killed in distraction-affected crashes in 2014. Poor visibility In 2014, 72 percent of fatal pedestrian accidents occurred in the dark Drunk driving An estimated 14 percent of fatal pedestrian crashes involved a drunk driver in 2014. Failure to yield the right-of-way Drivers are required to yield the right-of-way to pedestrians crossing streets in marked or unmarked crosswalks in most situations. Poor roadway design Streets without sidewalks or crosswalks and other dangerous road conditions can increase the risk for a pedestrian accident.
While motorists are legally obligated to take reasonable care to watch out for pedestrians, it is not uncommon for the dangerous design or quality of a road to contribute to a pedestrian accident. For example, if an intersection is poorly marked and poorly lit, it may interfere with a driver’s ability to see an individual crossing the street. The government agency or property owner responsible for maintaining that intersection may be liable for damages for failing to take reasonable measures to prevent harm.

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We win some of the top verdicts, settlements, and judgments in the country. Recent recoveries include $50 million for a trucking accident, $35 million for a trucking accident and $30.2 million for a vehicle recall accident.

Recent Results

This is just a small sampling of the results we have obtained for our clients.
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Trucking Accident

$50 Million

NECK INJURIES

SPINE & BACK INJURIES

Trucking Accident

$35 Million

WRONGFUL DEATH

Product Liability

$30.22 Million

SPINE & BACK INJURIES

Premises Liability

$14.75 Million

TRAUMATIC BRAIN INJURY

Medical Malpractice

$12.7 Million

SPINE & BACK INJURIES

Company Vehicle Accident

$10 Million

NECK INJURIES

SPINE & BACK INJURIES

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