Dallas Pedestrian Accident Attorney
Whether you are a Dallas native or a transplant, we can tell you that there’s no better way to get out and see the city than setting out on foot. Any time you are out and about in Dallas, you are sure to see plenty of people strolling around. Unfortunately, sometimes accidents happen when you are walking. If someone else’s negligence has caused you harm, you may need a Dallas pedestrian accident attorney. The experienced team at The Law Office of Dorothy Hyde has over 30 years of experience and is ready to fight for you.
What Can Happen
When you are walking, we know you take steps to stay safe by walking in areas designated for pedestrians and crossing streets at appropriate spaces. That’s the thing – pedestrian accidents are often another driver’s fault. Whether they choose to ignore you, thinking you will stop for them, of they simply aren’t paying attention, a vehicle striking a pedestrian can have devastating consequences.
There is simply no way for our bodies to absorb thousands of pounds of force without getting injured in some way. Even slow-moving vehicles can cause damage to our bodies. If we are lucky, we get away with some bumps, bruises, or scrapes. Unfortunately, more major injuries often occur.
2017 in Texas saw 614 pedestrians killed in crashes and over 10,000 pedestrian injuries. Those are alarming numbers for anyone who walks regularly. Drivers who are impaired by drugs or alcohol are much more reckless and pose a significant danger to pedestrians, as do drivers who are distracted by their devices.
Injuries sustained in a pedestrian accident could mean major surgeries and long recovery times, meaning missed work and an inability to lead a normal life. Not only that, but it could leave you emotionally impacted for years.
What To Do
If you are struck by a vehicle, the first focus is getting the medical attention you need. After that, you will have questions.
- Why did this happen?
- Who was at fault?
- Will my insurance cover all of my expenses?
To answer these questions, you need a Dallas pedestrian accident attorney. At the Law Office of Dorothy Hyde, you will be getting a team who will stop at nothing to get you the compensation you deserve. If someone else’s negligence caused your accident, we will make sure they are held liable. Dorothy Hyde will stop at nothing to ensure that you are able to cover all of your expenses, from medical bills and rehabilitation to lost income. We don’t want the financial livelihood of your family to be in jeopardy. We’ll fight for you the whole way to court if we have to. You can contact us for a free consultation by clicking here or calling us at (214) 883-1700.