Pedestrian Accidents

Our Experience Makes a Difference in Pedestrian Accident Injury Cases

Walking Traffic Light | Sloan Firm
2 min read

The personal injury lawyers of The Sloan Firm take the time to listen to our clients and learn what is important to them. Our experience has taught us that our clients’ interests should always be our top priority. What matters to you, matters to us. We will tailor our representation to meet your goals and needs.

Our experience has also taught us that different types of accidents involve different issues. We can readily identify those issues and use our insight to our clients’ advantage.

For instance, when a case involves a collision between a car and a pedestrian, we know that a key question will be who had the right of way. The motorist typically will insist that he or she had the right of way and try to blame the accident on the pedestrian. For instance, the driver may argue that the pedestrian illegally entered the crosswalk or stepped out into the road. However, our pedestrian accident attorneys know that, in most cases, the opposite is true: The car driver is the one who is at fault.

For example, under Texas law, a car driver must yield the right of way when the pedestrian:

  • Uses a sidewalk
  • Uses a marked crosswalk and is on the half of the roadway in which the vehicle is traveling or is approaching so closely from the opposite half of the road as to be in danger
  • Crosses at an intersection when a “walk” signal is flashing or when there is a green signal for parallel traffic
  • Approaches on a sidewalk as the car is pulling out from a driveway, parking lot, alley, side street or private road
  • Is a child who is getting on or off a school bus (drivers must actually stop when the bus flashes red lights or displays a stop sign).

Additionally, Texas law requires drivers to:

  • Exercise due care to avoid colliding with a pedestrian on a roadway
  • Give a warning by sounding their horn when necessary
  • Use proper precaution when they see a child or an “obviously confused or incapacitated person” on a roadway.

If a car driver illegally failed to yield the right of way to you in a crosswalk or otherwise failed to exercise reasonable care, and you suffered injuries as a result, the attorneys of The Sloan Firm will use that information to seek the compensation you deserve in your injury claim. If the evidence shows that you had the right of way when you were injured in a crosswalk, our law firm will aggressively fight any attempts by the motor vehicle driver to blame you. Contact our personal injury attorneys at The Sloan Firm today.

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