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Pedestrian Accidents

Houston was built for cars and for people who are driving cars. So much so, in fact, that there are large swaths of the Houston area where there are no sidewalks at all, pushing anyone on foot out onto the street. And when a motor vehicle collides with a human being, the person always get the worse end of the bargain.

Whether you were crossing a busy street downtown or if your child was hit while playing in a road in Cypress, if you or a loved one was the pedestrian victim of an auto accident, it's likely that you or your loved one suffered severe injuries. You deserve to be compensated for your damages. An experienced personal injury lawyer could help you.

Houston Pedestrian Accident Lawyer

The Houston pedestrian-motor vehicles attorneys at Wilhite & Associates, P.C., can help you get the compensation you deserve if you've been victim of a pedestrian accident. The drive in the case is likely to be represented by a big insurance company. Big insurance companies have big law firms representing them to make sure you get as little as they can get away with. We'll fight for you.

Contact the experienced personal injury lawyers at Wilhite & Associates, P.C., today at (281) 537-2171 to set up a free consultation where we can discuss the details of your case.

George W. Wilhite is a board-certified personal injury trial lawyer by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization. We are proud to represent victims of pedestrian accidents throughout the Greater Houston area, including Harris, Fort Bend, Montgomery, Waller, Grimes and Washington Counties.

How Pedestrian Accidents Happen in Houston

Houston is not much of a walking city, for reasons as complex as urban planning and as simple as the heat and humidity. Houstonians are so used to driving they sometimes don't even think about pedestrians, and that's how many pedestrians get hurt. Drivers may take just a second to look away from the road to check a text message and miss that you've stepped onto the street. You could be walking across at a crosswalk or you may be walking on the street because there are no sidewalk. On occasion, a vehicle may even run off the road and hit someone walking along.

Never assume that anything you did as a pedestrians puts you at fault. First, drivers have a heavy burden of responsibility. They are the ones driving thousands of pounds of metal around at a high speed. Second, Texas has something called proportionate responsibility, also called comparative negligence. That means that as long as the jury does not determine you were 51 percent at fault, you can still recover damages. Even if you were jaywalking or not following the law for pedestrians, you may be able to recover.

Damages Available to Houston Pedestrian Victims

If you've been hurt in a pedestrian accident, there are many injuries you may have, like broken bones and internal injuries. You may have had to miss work, or you may be no longer able to perform your job. If a loved one was hit, the results could be far more tragic — you could have lost that loved one.

Your child could have been injured while walking home from the school or bus, or hit in the streets by a driver going too fast through a residential neighborhood. If your child was injured, you may sue on behalf of your child and recover both your child's damages and the damages you suffered taking care of your child.

There are two types of damages you can recover in Texas  — compensatory and exemplary. Compensatory damages are divided into two categories:

  • Economic damages are damages you suffered that are measurable. These could include hospital bills, lost wages, lost ability to work and money for therapy.
  • Non-economic damages  are damages that are intangible but suffered, like pain and suffering or, if you lost a loved one in the accident, loss of consortium.

Exemplary damages, also called punitive damages, are only available in instances where there was gross negligence or in certain other circumstances. These are rare, but a Houston auto accident attorney can help you determine whether they might be applicable in your case.

Wilhite & Associates, P.C. | Harris County Pedestrian Accident Attorney

If you've been injured as a pedestrian by a motor vehicle, you deserve compensation. Our Houston-area pedestrian accident lawyers can help you. If you've been injured anywhere in Houston, Cypress, Spring, Kingwood, The Woodlands, Sugar Land or anywhere in this area, call us today at (281) 537-2171 is set up a free consultation.

Wilhite & Associates, P.C. represents clients from all over Southeast Texas, including:

Harris County - Aldine, Atascocita, Barrett, Barker, Baytown, Bellaire, Brownwood, Bunker Hill Village, Channelview, Clear Lake, Cloverleaf, Crosby, Cypress, Deer Park, East Houston, El Lago, Galena Park, Hedwig Village, Highlands, Hilshire Village, Houston, Hudson, Humble, Hunters Creek Village, Jacinto City, Jersey Village, Katy, Kingwood, Klein, La Porte, Louetta, Lynchburg, Nassau Bay, North Houston, Pasadena, Piney Point Village, Seabrook, Sheldon, Shoreacres, South Houston, Southside Place, Spring, Spring Valley, Taylor Lake Village, Tomball, Webster, West University Place

Montgomery County - Conroe, Cut and Shoot, Magnolia, Montgomery, Oak Ridge North, Panorama Village, Patton Village, Roman Forest, Shenandoah, Splendora, Stagecoach, Willis, Woodbranch, Woodloch, The Woodlands

Fort Bend County - Arcola, Beasley, Fairchilds, Fulshear, Kendleton, Meadows Place, Missouri City, Needville, Orchard, Pleak, Richmond, Rosenberg, Simonton, Stafford, Sugar Land, Thompsons

Waller County - Brookshire, Hempstead, Pattison, Pine Island, Prairie View, Waller

Grimes County - Anderson, Bedias, Iola, Navasota, Todd Mission

Washington County - Brenham, Burton, Chappell Hill

The hiring of a personal injury attorney or other civil law attorney is an important decision that should not be based solely upon advertisements. Before you decide which Houston attorney to hire for your case, ask us to send you free written information about our legal experience and qualifications.

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