Texas Attorney Handling Pedestrian-Truck Accidents
Every day millions of people across the country set out on daily walks and jogs on public roads and highways. Often, pedestrians are active during the before-and-after-work rush hours. Frustrated drivers crowd the roads, causing a lot of stop-and-go traffic. And if drivers aren’t paying attention, pedestrians often pay the price.
When a heavy truck strikes a pedestrian, even at a very low speed, the pedestrian will likely sustain severe injuries or lose their life. If the pedestrian survives the pedestrian-truck accident, their injuries most likely will be permanent and painful; they like will need long-term medical care, possibly for life. Their injuries can even prevent them from ever returning to work or living life the same way they did before the accident.
If a large truck hit you or your loved one while walking or running, you deserve to get compensation for your injuries, pain and suffering.
What Compensation Are You Entitled to Receive?
Depending on the available insurance coverage for each person involved in a trucking accident, compensation can come from different policies, for different purposes and in different amounts. A skilled attorney will sort through the various insurance policies that may provide coverage to you or your family. Compensation may be available for:
- Immediate medical care, surgery, physical therapy, mental health services, skilled nursing help, doctor visits
- Long-term care, possibly in your home or funds to renovate an existing home to accommodate your permanent disability
- Lost income for missed work, your inability to return to work or continue to work in the future
- Reimbursement for expenses like transportation to medical appointments and therapy
- Pain and suffering you have had in the past and will have in the future
- Loss of the enjoyment of life
We Know How to Handle Pedestrian -Truck Accidents
Because insurance coverage for these accidents is extremely complex, it’s best if you seek representation from an experienced law firm to ensure you receive the compensation you deserve. There could be many insurance companies involved, including your health insurance provider, the trucking company’s liability insurer and various other insurance companies. If any “umbrella” coverage is available, the carrier for this policy may also be involved.
Contact the lawyers at Ted B. Lyon & Associates for a free and confidential consultation about the accident. We represent you on a contingency-fee basis. If you do not receive any compensation, you will not owe a fee to us. Call today 214-377-1623 in Dallas Metro, and 817-631-2913 in Fort WOrth Metro .