Whether your auto-pedestrian accident was caused by a distracted driver, a speeding driver, or someone who simply failed to drive carefully, the top-rated Houston, TX Auto-Pedestrian Accident Lawyers at Hernandez Sunosky, LLP can help you.
Pedestrians have to share public spaces and roadways with cars, trucks, and other big commercial vehicles. Unfortunately, not everyone observes the rules of the road that govern right-of-way at crosswalks, stop lights, or even stop signs. When a driver of a vehicle hits an innocent pedestrian, the resulting injuries are usually severe.
What Type Of Pedestrians Are Injured In Houston, TX?
Pedestrians, or anyone walking on foot, include:
- People walking
- People exercising
- People crossing streets
- People in parking lots
- People crossing driveways
- Children playing
What Types Of Vehicles Are Involved In Auto-Pedestrian Accidents In Houston, TX?
Our Houston, TX Auto-Pedestrian Accident Lawyers handle injury and wrongful death cases for those involved in auto-pedestrian accidents with:
- Passenger vehicles
- 18-wheelers, semi-trucks, box trailers, and other large trucks
- Delivery trucks and vans
- Construction vehicles
- Company vehicles
- Wrecker drivers
- Taxi cabs and other rideshare vehicles (Uber and Lyft)
- UPS/Fed-Ex/Amazon trucks
- Moving companies
- Garbage trucks
Common Reasons For Auto-Pedestrian Accidents
Common reasons for auto-pedestrian accidents include:
- Careless driving
- Speeding, especially through school zones
- Disregarding traffic control signals
- Failing to yield at crosswalks
- Inattention while reversing
- Right turns through crosswalks without looking for pedestrians
- Lack of visibility
- Distracted driving (e.g., texting/using a cell phone)
- Driver fatigue
- Drug use and impaired driving
Types Of Injuries Caused By Auto-Pedestrian Accidents
The Auto-Pedestrian Lawyers serving Houston, TX have handled injuries involving the following:
- Soft tissue damage
- Broken bones
- Spinal cord injuries
- Traumatic brain injuries
Injuries related to these types of accidents are serious, often requiring significant medical care. The attorneys at Hernandez Sunosky, LLP help clients find medical specialists with no up-front charges.
Who Is Liable In An Auto-Pedestrian Accident?
Some auto-pedestrian accidents are the fault of the driver, while others are the fault of the pedestrian. Texas follows the rule of comparative negligence. This means if you contributed to your own accident in some way, any potential award for damages may be lessened by the amount the court finds you were comparatively at fault. For example, if you were walking through a parking lot texting on your phone and failed to notice a car reversing your potential award could be lessened by the assigned percentage of your own fault. As such, it is crucial to have an experienced Houston, TX auto-pedestrian accident lawyer on your side after an accident because you will need help to effectively combat any accusations that you share blame for causing the accident.
We Help Pedestrians Injured By Vehicles In Houston, TX.
Hernandez Sunosky, LLP, serving Houston, TX, and the surrounding areas, handles all types of personal injury cases, including auto-pedestrian accidents. We are available to help after an auto-pedestrian accident in the Houston area. Call one of our experienced personal injury attorneys today.