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Deciding to walk instead of drive can be a great way to save money in an environmentally friendly way.
As a pedestrian, you should be able to travel by foot as you please, without the threat of being injured by a vehicle.
There are a number of ways in which a pedestrian accident can occur. Even if you are following the rules of the road, accidents can and do happen. Occasionally, there are no sidewalks available and you are forced to walk on the road or take a different route.
It’s possible that an impaired driver may lose control of their vehicle and strike you or swerve and cause a collision.
If you’ve been injured in an accident, there are some steps you should follow. You should start by calling 911. Contacting the police will help you receive written documentation of the accident and professional help if the driver of the vehicle involved was impaired. Also, if there are any major injuries, an ambulance will take you to receive further care. If you are physically stable, you should make sure you are out of further harm’s way.
Even if you don’t feel injured, you should go to the emergency room or see your physician immediately following an accident.
Even if you feel physically stable, you may have internal injuries that are not visible to the untrained eye, or they may be masked by the shock and adrenaline running through your system. Also, there should be medical documentation of any injuries sustained in the car accident.
At the scene of the accident, you should obtain pictures of the vehicles and any injuries sustained along with any other photos that show the extent of your injuries and/or how the accident was caused. You should exchange information with the other party including names, phone numbers, and addresses. Be sure to get the driver or drivers’ insurance information. Then, contact an experienced accident attorney.
Working with a lawyer will help you provide a solid argument for why you deserve compensation after being involved in a pedestrian accident.
You can learn more about The Law Offices of Hilda L. Sibrian, P.C. here.
In the event that you were involved in an accident, you may be eligible to receive compensation. Compensation is determined by a number of factors, which can include the extent of the injuries sustained, medical costs, and potential loss of income.
It’s important to carefully document for the injuries sustained in the accident, as proper documentation will show that the injuries were indeed from the accident and not previously existing conditions.
If your accident was caused by the negligence of another person, you should not be stuck with the injuries, emotional pressure, and financial strain that are a result of an accident. We will work to get compensation for your medical costs, including treatments and long-term care.
If you have been involved in an accident and have had to miss work due to your injuries, you should be compensated for the time you had to miss and income you were expecting but did not receive.
Compensation that you may be eligible to receive are also called damages. Damages include but are not limited to costs associated with them, like medical bills, treatment, or physical therapy. General damages include those that don’t have specific dollar amounts associated with them, such as pain, humiliation, and suffering.
Making smart decisions while walking near busy streets is definitely easy to do, but there is more to it than you may think. You should always do the following:
Follow the rules of the road – It’s important that you cross the street in designated crosswalks. Even when you do have the walk signal at an intersection, check for cars before you begin to walk. If there is a car waiting for you to cross at the intersection, you should make eye contact with the driver and signal that you are going to walk to properly communicate with them.
Avoid distractions – While walking, it can be tempting to talk on the phone or listen to music with headphones on. Drivers are not the only people who need to stay alert on the roads. You should always be aware of your surroundings, including the cars on the road. Walking while wearing headphones can be enjoyable, but it can also minimize your ability to hear potential threats around you.
Do not look down at your phone while you’re walking along the street, as it’s important to always look up and be aware of your surroundings.
If you do find yourself involved in a pedestrian accident, you should know your rights.
The Law Offices of Hilda L. Sibrian, P.C. is here when you need us the most. Do not hesitate to contact our Houston office as soon as possible after being involved in an accident. We will work tirelessly to see that you receive the compensation you deserve following an accident.
We are available 24/7. Call our offices anytime. Also, Hilda Sibrian and her team are fluent in both Spanish and English.
Since 2004, The Law Offices of Hilda L. Sibrian, P.C. has fought for people in the Houston community. Our practice areas include car accidents, motorcycle accidents, refinery accidents, truck accidents, dog bites, animal attacks, slip and fall (premises liability), work-related injuries, wrongful death, bicycle accidents, and refinery and explosions. If you or a loved one has been involved in any of these types of accidents, contact our office to see that you receive the compensation you deserve.