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Pedestrian Accident Lawyers

Thousands of pedestrians are involved in accidents with motor vehicles across Texas and New Mexico each year. The majority of pedestrian accidents are caused by reckless or negligent drivers. If you believe a driver’s negligence caused your accident, get in touch with our pedestrian accident attorneys at The Sloan Firm today.

Who had the right of way?

The key question in cases involving collisions between a car and a pedestrian is ‘who had the right of way?’

Texas law also requires drivers to operate using due care to avoid colliding with a pedestrian on a roadway, use proper precaution when seeing a child or ‘obviously confused or incapacitated person’ on a roadway, or give a warning by the sound of a horn when needed.

Under Texas law, a car driver must yield the right of way when the pedestrian:

Uses a sidewalk

Uses a marked crosswalk

Crosses at an intersection

Is a child getting on or off a school bus

Approaches on a sidewalk

The Sloan Firm Pedestrian Accident Attorneys will Investigate Your Case.

When our attorneys at The Sloan Firm investigate your pedestrian accident case, we will gather and analyze evidence that demonstrates why the accident happened and who was at fault for the injuries sustained.

This evidence may include:

accident scene photos

eyewitness statements

cell phone records

toxicology test results

footage from red light or surveillance cameras

Most common pedestrian accidents

The most common causes of pedestrian accidents that the Sloan Firm’s investigations typically reveal are driver-related. 

There is a limited period of time to file a lawsuit after you are hit by a negligent car driver while walking. The statute of limitations for personal injury claims in Texas is two years from the date of the accident, while in New Mexico, it is three years. Due to these time limits, you should get in touch with The Sloan Firm as soon as you are ready to take action.

Drivers commonly cause accidents when they:

Speed or drive aggressively

Run red lights

Ignore stop signs

Fail to keep a proper lookout

Drive while fatigued

Drive distracted, such as texting or talking on a cell phone