Pedestrian Accident FAQ
Answers from an experienced Laredo pedestrian accident attorney
If you or a loved one was injured in a pedestrian accident in Texas, you likely have a lot of questions. But knowing where to find accurate information can be a challenge. Fortunately, you've come to the right place. John R. Solis, Attorney at Law in Laredo has years of experience handling such complex cases. That's why we have such a strong track record of success.
Frequently asked questions
- What are common causes of pedestrian accidents?
- What should I do if the driver denies causing my pedestrian accident?
- What are my rights as a pedestrian accident victim?
- Should I call my insurance company after my pedestrian accident?
- Should I answer any questions if an insurance company calls me after my pedestrian accident?
- What can I be compensated for after my pedestrian accident?
- How can a lawyer help me with my pedestrian accident?
Pedestrian accidents happen for many different reasons. Some of the most common causes include:
- Distracted drivers (especially texting drivers)
- Speeding drivers
- Reckless drivers who run a red light and strike a pedestrian
- Dangerous drivers who hit a pedestrian in a crosswalk.
Call the police and contact our law firm. We always advise people injured in pedestrian accidents to contact the police right away and ask them to investigate the incident. A police report can be a critical piece of evidence in a pedestrian accident claim.
Also, if the driver denies doing anything wrong at the accident scene, don't engage in a debate with them. Let the police handle the investigation. Anything you say could later be used by insurance companies to reduce or deny your accident claim.
If your pedestrian accident already happened, contact our law firm right away. We can work with you to set the record straight. Otherwise, you might not receive the money you rightfully deserve for your accident.
If a driver caused your pedestrian accident, you have the right to be financially compensated for your accident-related expenses. Remember, you didn't do anything wrong. You shouldn't have to pay for someone else's mistakes.
Yes, but keep your comments to a minimum. Insurance companies want you to believe they have your best interests at heart. But the reality is most insurance companies do everything they can to reduce or deny accident claims. Stick to the facts of what happened and don't say anything that could be construed as admitting fault.
No. You have the right to politely decline to answer their questions. And it's important to do that since most insurance companies only want to talk to you to gather information they can use to reduce your settlement claim or deny it altogether. We can speak to them on your behalf. We know the games insurance companies play and we know how to handle them.
You can and should be financially compensated for your pedestrian accident caused by another driver. There's a long list of accident-related expenses you can be financially compensated for, including:
- Emergency medical expenses
- Lost income during recovery period
- Physical therapy
- Future surgical operations
- Lost future income
- Home modifications due to a permanent disability
An experienced attorney can be your voice for justice after your pedestrian accident. This includes effectively negotiating on your behalf with insurance companies, carefully investigating your accident and aggressively representing you in court if necessary.
We take our job seriously because we know what's at stake. That's why we're eager to meet with you and learn more about your pedestrian accident. Each accident is unique. That's why we never take a one-size-fits-all approach.
Find out how our law firm can help you. Schedule your free case evaluation with an experienced pedestrian accident attorney who puts your best interests first - John R. Solis.