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Laredo Pedestrian Accident Attorney

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.

What Makes Us Unique?

  • We do not stop at the insurance level. If we believe a client could receive greater compensation at trial, we will take the claim to court in Webb County, Texas.
  • We have won more than $500 million in collective case results for past clients over the years. We have ample experience specifically with pedestrian accidents.
  • We are very personal with our legal representation. Your lawyer from Villarreal & Begum Law Firm will take the time to get to know you and identify your goals.
  • We accept Laredo pedestrian accident clients on a contingency fee basis. You will owe us $0 at the end of your case if it does not end in financial compensation for you.

Common Injuries and Damages

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.

  • Skull fractures
  • Brain injuries
  • Broken bones
  • Back injuries
  • Bruises, cuts and scrapes
  • Contusions
  • Soft-tissue injuries
  • Muscle injuries
  • Extremity injuries

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.

Are You Still Within Your Time Limit to File?

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.

Contact a Laredo Pedestrian Accident Lawyer Today

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.