The rates of pedestrian collisions in Texas have increased over the last decade due to an increase in driver negligence, such as texting and driving. Although every driver has a responsibility to pay attention to the road and prevent accidents, many breach their duties and cause collisions with vulnerable road users. If you or a loved one has an injury from a pedestrian-vehicle collision in Laredo, Texas, contact the attorneys at Villarreal & Begum Law Firm for a free consultation. Someone may owe you compensation. We help injured victims hold drivers accountable for their actions.
When a driver strikes a pedestrian, the latter always suffers the worst injuries. A pedestrian could suffer lower extremity injuries in the initial impact, as well as injuries to the chest and/or head in the subsequent impact with the hood of the vehicle. Falling to the ground could cause additional injuries, including road rash or a concussion. Our attorneys can help victims with all types of injuries after pedestrian accidents in Laredo.
Injuries from a pedestrian accident can be catastrophic, meaning they will affect the victim for the foreseeable future. Catastrophic injuries may cause significant loss of a bodily function, permanent scarring or disfigurement, or wrongful death. It is important to contact a lawyer for a catastrophic injury claim if you wish to obtain fair compensation. Otherwise, an insurance company may undervalue the true extent of your damages.
As is the case in every state, Texas has statutes of limitations that set time limits on when a claimant can file a lawsuit. This is an important rule you must obey if you wish to have a valid claim. Missing the statute of limitations on a pedestrian accident claim in Texas could force you to forfeit any right you might have had to compensation. The defendant will be able to file a motion to dismiss based on your missed deadline.
The statute of limitations on a personal injury claim in Texas is two years. You will have two years from the date your pedestrian accident occurred, in most cases, or the date you discovered your injury if this was after the accident. If you wish to file on behalf of someone else, you will have two years from the date of your loved one’s death. Note that your claim could involve other deadlines as well, such as if you need to file against the government or your employer. Contact us as soon as possible to discuss your time limit in more detail.
Protect yourself as the victim of a pedestrian accident by hiring a Laredo personal injury attorney. An attorney from Villarreal & Begum Law Firm can safeguard your rights by dealing with an insurance company on your behalf. If your case has to go to trial for fair compensation, we can represent you. Discuss your pedestrian accident claim in more detail with our lawyers today. Initial consultations are free and confidential. Call (956) 568-5954 or tell us about your case in a virtual message.