Causes of Pedestrian Accidents in San Antonio, Texas
Pedestrian accidents happen for all sorts of reasons. Here are some examples of negligence that can lead to a serious pedestrian crash:
- Drunk driving
- Distracted driving
- Texting or talking while driving
- Ignoring traffic control signals
- Not maintaining working brakes
- Not using lights in bad weather or at night
- Racing or reckless driving
- Aggressive driving and road rage
When people get carried away driving in San Antonio traffic, they often lose focus and try to “multitask” or do too many things while driving. This can be deadly. Remember that a pedestrian does not stand a chance against a vehicle, so even a slow-impact collision can result in horrific injuries. Many of these serious pedestrian accidents are crosswalk accidents, which means that drivers strike pedestrians who are lawfully using the marked crosswalks.
Common Types of Pedestrian Accident Injuries
Injuries are commonly very severe in pedestrian crashes. Our pedestrian accident attorneys in San Antonio routinely help clients who have suffered catastrophic injuries. Typical injuries include:
- Herniated discs
- Spinal cord injuries
- Concussions and traumatic brain injuries (TBI)
- Lacerations and bruises
- Broken bones and fractures
- Head traumas
- Crushing injuries
How Our San Antonio Pedestrian Accident Attorneys Can Help
Once you reach out to Ketterman Rowland & Westlund, our team can get started helping you on your journey toward recovery. It all starts with a free case evaluation. Here’s how we do it:
Getting to know you and your injury. Our first step is to carefully get to know you and your unique case. Part of every consultation is devoted to understanding how your injuries are affecting your life.
Investigating the accident. Next, our team will thoroughly inspect the scene and review the evidence. Sometimes we use private investigators, crash reconstruction experts, and forensic professionals who help us to build a solid case against the driver who hit you. All of this is done with the goal of proving your case, in the event it needs to go to trial.
Dealing with insurance representatives. After you’ve been struck by a car, the last thing you need is to deal with aggressive insurance adjusters who are only concerned with limiting or eliminating your financial recovery. Our attorneys can handle all communication with the insurance companies so you don’t have to.
Resolving liens. Beyond the driver’s insurance company, there may be a lot of other parties involved in your case. These include medical providers, medical collections companies, health insurance companies, third-party lien holders, Medicaid or Medicare, and other entities that may have claims against your potential monetary recovery. Our attorneys will negotiate with these parties and work to keep as much of your potential recovery in your pocket as possible.
Settlement or trial. If your case can be settled for a full and fair amount, our attorneys will push to move your settlement forward. If not, we will prepare a persuasive case to present in court. If your case goes to trial, you can rest assured you’ve got an experienced team of litigators on your side.