Dallas Pedestrian Accident Attorney
Life can change tragically for a pedestrian who is struck by a vehicle. The streets are dangerous no matter where you are. You can be following all laws, but you’re defenseless against a motor vehicle that is moving at any decent speed. If you or a loved one has been struck while walking, running, or biking, call a Dallas pedestrian accident attorney.
The Purpose of a Dallas Pedestrian Accident Attorney
An attorney is hired to get a client the financial recovery that is deserved from being a victim in a loss. The recovery generally includes medical expenses, hospital bills, pain and suffering, and lost wages.
Before establishing a recovery amount, however, the attorney’s purpose is to prove fault. This involves specific tasks, such as obtaining and reviewing police reports, investigating the scene and consulting with witnesses.
Every driver has duties of care. A driver that fails to obey traffic laws or fails to keep a proper lookout risks damaging another vehicle or seriously injuring a pedestrian. Your attorney will work to prove negligence on the responsible driver.
Perhaps the driver was impaired, distracted by his/her phone, or driving over the speed limit at the time of the collision. Every accident is in someway caused by someone’s negligence. And when the result is an injured pedestrian, someone certainly failed to drive with reasonable care.
Whoever is harmed by someone else’s negligence has the right to recovery. Dallas pedestrian accident attorneys are responsible for getting the helpless party their deserved recovery.
Dealing with the Insurance Company
Your attorney may pursue a settlement through the at-fault driver’s insurance company. The attorney will be sitting in the power chair, as the insurance company is likely to have little defense against someone injured in a pedestrian accident.
Rarely will any fault be placed on a pedestrian. Drivers are expected to take caution and to keep a lookout for pedestrians, even if the pedestrian was jaywalking. Not all cases are cut and dry, however. When an accident results in serious injury or death, both sides (attorney and insurance company) will conduct in-depth investigations to ensure of the right proper recovery.
If an attorney and insurance company cannot settle, the case can then be tried in court. Insurance companies have litigation teams, though attorneys typically like their chances in a setting which plays into their skillset.
If the driver is uninsured or underinsured, your attorney will help compile a lawsuit against him or her. The driver is responsible for finding legal representation of his/her own. Regardless, you will have set the tone, getting one step closer to obtaining the specified suit amount.
In the worst possible outcome, the life of the pedestrian struck will have ended. While no law action can bring back a loved one, a lawyer can represent the victim’s family through a wrongful death lawsuit. The goal will be to ease the hardships brought on by the death of a family member. The attorney will pursue pain and suffering, funeral expenses, estate matters, loss of income, etc.
The Kafor Law Firm
If you are in the Dallas Fort Worth area and are looking for an attorney to represent you or a family member, call The Kafor Law Firm! Our firm is full of experienced attorneys ready to take on your case. Your life should not be damaged or ruined by an occurrence that was not your fault. We will work relentlessly to right the many wrongs that resulted from the pedestrian accident.
To learn more about our firm and our lead attorney, please visit https://thekaforlawfirm.com.
For elite legal representation, call (214) 438-5439!