If you were simply walking down the sidewalk or crossing the street on a crosswalk when it was your turn to go, when all of a sudden, a motorist came out of nowhere, striking and injuring you as a result, you’re most likely now seeking legal recourse–and you’re probably entitled to it as well. Contact a San Antonio, Texas pedestrian accident lawyer from Sahadi Legal Group today to learn more about pedestrian accidents and what we can do for you.

How Can a San Antonio Pedestrian Accident Lawyer Help Me?

Pedestrian accidents are often devastating for those with no protection other than the clothes on their bodies. A pedestrian accident lawyer can work to uncover all types of evidence, such as surveillance footage of the accident, to satisfy the burden of proof and demonstrate that the accident wasn’t your fault, thereby bolstering your chances of receiving financial compensation for your injuries. Our firm has decades of experience representing the wrongfully injured in Texas, and you can feel confident in your choice of Bexar County personal injury lawyer to represent you.

Common Causes of Pedestrian Accidents

Pedestrian accidents, as you can imagine, will happen for a variety of reasons. Most commonly, they are a result of driver negligence. Some of the most frequent causes of pedestrian accidents that we at Sahadi Legal Group see are as follows:

  • Drivers exceeding the speed limit
  • Drivers ignoring stop signs or lights
  • Poorly-lit roads
  • Distracted driving
  • Driving while intoxicated
  • Driving while fatigued

Gathering Evidence

When a pedestrian is struck by a moving vehicle, there’s a good chance they won’t be able to do anything other than wait for someone else to call the police and receive medical attention. However, if you were struck as a pedestrian and have even limited ability, you should try to do the following:

  • Call the police.
  • Take pictures of your injuries.
  • Get the other driver’s insurance information.
  • Ask witnesses for their contact information.
  • Keep copies of medical documentation regarding your injuries.
  • Hire a Texas pedestrian accident lawyer who can work to obtain additional evidence needed to satisfy the burden of proof. In some cases, we can subpoena security camera footage of your accident as it happened, which is typically the most effective way to establish liability.

Filing Your Claim Timely

Once you’ve been treated in a hospital, the first thing you should do is hire a knowledgeable lawyer who can begin the claims process on your behalf. The statute of limitations for personal injury claims in Texas is, in most cases, two years. This gives you two years to file your claim, but you should note that the sooner you do so, the better. We can help you today.

Contact a Texas Pedestrian Accident Lawyer Today

Our firm is proud to represent pedestrian accident victims in San Antonio, Bexar County, and throughout the state of Texas. If you’ve been hurt as a pedestrian, contact Sahadi Legal Group online today so we can begin working on your case.

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