Pedestrian Accident Attorney in Fort Worth
Serving Injured Pedestrians Throughout Dallas
Crossing the street or walking through a parking lot should not be dangerous, but with distracted or careless drivers, pedestrians may be at risk of suffering catastrophic injuries or death when simply trying to walk from point A to point B.
If you or someone you love was injured in a pedestrian accident in the Fort Worth area or anywhere in North Texas, I am here to help. I have over 25 years of legal experience and know how to use my knowledge as a personal injury attorney to help injured pedestrians and their families seek fair compensation from negligent drivers or other at-fault parties.
If injured, you may be entitled to compensation for:
- Medical expenses
- Ongoing medical treatment
- Lost earnings
- Loss of future earnings
- Emotional trauma
Pedestrian Accidents: Facts & Statistics
Pedestrians are at an increased risk of injury or death in traffic collisions, as they have no protection against the force and impact of a motor vehicle. Even a low-speed accident in a parking lot or driveway may be fatal. According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), nearly 7,000 pedestrians lost their lives in traffic collisions in the U.S. in 2020.
The CDC also reports:
- Older adults and children are most at risk of being injured in pedestrian accidents.
- Alcohol is frequently involved in fatal pedestrian accidents, with nearly half of all pedestrian fatalities in 2016 involving drivers or pedestrians who were under the influence of alcohol.
- Most pedestrian fatalities occur in urban areas, areas without intersections, and at night.
How to Reduce the Chances of Being a Victim of a Pedestrian Accident?
As a pedestrian, it is important to be aware of your surroundings, to obey walk/don’t walk signals and other traffic laws, and to never assume that a driver can see you. Take care when walking through parking lots or driveways, and even when crossing at a crosswalk. Taking these steps can help you avoid an accident, but there are some scenarios where even the most cautious or aware pedestrian will be struck by a negligent motorist.
As a Fort Worth pedestrian accident lawyer, I know how to prove fault in these incidents. I know how to prove the full extent of injuries or losses you have experienced. I know how to fight for your right to compensation so you can move on with your life.
Contact the Law Office of Paul Previte today for a initial consultation!