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Pedestrian Accident Lawyers

Serving Injured Client Nationwide from Our Texas Offices in Corpus Christi, San Antonio, and Austin

Every day, innocent pedestrians are injured and killed in automobile accidents. Whether walking, running, standing, or sitting people going about their daily lives on foot are involved in injury accidents involving motor vehicles every few minutes in the United States.

Thomas J. Henry Law has the resources and experience necessary to pursue your pedestrian accident claim effectively and aggressively. Call now for your FREE case review.

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Determining Fault in a Pedestrian Accident

Accidents involving automobiles are traumatic in nature, especially those involving a pedestrian. Pedestrians have little to protect themselves when struck by a vehicle – no seat belts, no airbags, and no helmets. Injuries sustained in pedestrian accidents are oftentimes severe and in some cases fatal.

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), there were 5,376 pedestrians killed in motor vehicle accidents in 2015 in the United States. In addition, an estimated 70,000 pedestrians sustained injuries in vehicular wrecks.

Similar to any type of auto accident, pedestrian-related incidents can be overwhelming and confusing, and those injured have the right to bring an injury claim or lawsuit when their injuries were caused by someone else’s negligence. Whether you were walking in a crosswalk, on a sidewalk, alongside your vehicle on the side of a roadway, if a driver’s negligent actions caused you to suffer an injury, you are entitled to compensation.

Contact an Experienced Pedestrian Accident Attorney

Our law firm handles all types of personal injury claims, including auto accidents involving pedestrians. We believe negligent drivers should be held accountable for their actions and injured pedestrians deserve to be compensated for their medical costs, pain and suffering, and other damages they have incurred.


Your Questions Answered

We have straight answers to difficult questions to help you make critical decisions, navigate legal process and help you get justice.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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Representing injured victims from across the United States.

No matter the injury or the accident, if you or a loved one were harmed due to the negligence of an individual or company, Thomas J. Henry is here to assist you.

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