Houston Pedestrian Accident Attorney


Accidents involving pedestrians are some of the most serious traffic related accidents.  A car or truck striking a person walking or running can lead to catastrophic injuries or death.  Houston’s explosive growth has caused a lot of road construction that changes traffic patterns that confuse drivers and pedestrians alike.  This leads to more and more pedestrian accident on Houston roads.  Personal injury attorney Rick Molina has a great amount of experience representing people that have been involved in pedestrian accidents.

The Molina Law Firm has been representing pedestrian accident victims for over 20 years helping them navigate the sometimes complex legal fight against the insurance carriers.  Remember that when you retain Attorney Rick Molina, you pay nothing up front and we only collect a percentage of the compensation you receive only when we have won your case.  Don’t go against the insurance carriers alone.  Attorney Rick Molina will aggressively represent you and fight on your behalf.  We have the knowledge, resources and experience to get you all the compensation for your loss, pain and suffering.

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We are here are ready to help.  If you have been involved in an accident with serious injuries, contact us for a free case evaluation.

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What to do after a pedestrian accident

Most accidents involving one or more pedestrians typically results in serious injuries that require medical attention.  So first and foremost, you should seek medical attention as soon as possible.  The Houston Police will be called to the scene and get most of the necessary information and give you a case number at the hospital if need be.  Keep track of that case number.  Your personal injury attorney will use that to start gathering evidence to support your claim.

As in most accident cases, the following are some broad steps you should take when involved in a pedestrian accident:

Your health should be your number one priority. If you have been hurt seek medical attention. If first responders suggest that you go to the emergency room, follow their advice. An emergency room doctor can help detect initial injuries and possible issues that may come later. Additionally, they may detect any disabilities that can be long term or permanent. They will document these injuries and help your personal injury attorney when you decide to pursue an injury claim.

If you or someone at the accident called 911, the local police will show up to perform the initial investigation.  They will ask a lot of questions, cooperate and answer honestly but make sure you do not make comments that indicate that you were at fault.  Answer the questions directly and do not elaborate.  Even the smallest statements can be used against you by the insurance companies to deflect fault from their clients.

If you or someone you know is able, take photos of the accident scene.  Include photos of the vehicles involved as well as the accident scene such as the intersection, road conditions and any possible contributing factors like construction or obstructions.

Once you leave the accident scene or have been treated at the hospital, contact the Molina Law Firm so that we can get the details of your case and let you know what to expect.  We offer free consultations and you never pay a fee unless we win your case.  Attorney Rick Molina knows Texas laws and he knows Houston.

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Pedestrian Accident Statistics

The Governors’ Safety Highway Association (GSHA) projects that over 6,200 pedestrians were killed on U.S. roadways in 2018 which represents a 4% increase.  Over 35% of these fatal pedestrian accidents are on local streets.

Texas accounts for over 600 of those fatalities according to the 2019 TxDOT statistics with over 1520 pedestrian accidents that resulted in serious injuries.

The cause of this increase has been widely studied and are mostly attributed to the increase in vehicle size and weight as well as the increase in distractions available to drivers today.  Unfortunately, Texas ranks in the top spots for car accident and pedestrian accident fatalities.

Pedestrian Accident Statistics

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Frequently asked questions about pedestrian accidents

In most cases, pedestrians have the right of way and it is the motorist that needs to be aware of his/her surroundings and yield to pedestrians.  With this being said, some fault can and will be held against the pedestrian if he/she is jaywalking or recklessly walking onto streets without taking due care.  An experienced personal injury attorney can help you determine who is at fault and to what degree.

There are many factors that come into play when determining compensation for an accident.  There is severity of the injury and the presence of any future medical care or permanent disability.  A personal injury attorney will determine loss from not being able to return to work or loss of not being able to enjoy life as before the accident.  Additionally, there are insurance limits and liability to look at.  It is in your best interest to retain the services of a personal injury lawyer.

As in most personal injury claims, you have up to two years to file a claim of injury from the date of the accident.  Certain situation can extend that time limit but as in any case that requires the gathering of evidence, reports and possibly eyewitness testimony, its always a good idea to file the injury claim as soon as possible.

Talk to Attorney Rick Molina Today!

When you have been involved in a pedestrian accident, the damages may be significant and your injuries can be serious.  It is important that you hire an experienced personal injury attorney to represent you so that they can determine how much you have lost and get you compensated properly.  Attorney Rick Molina and the Molina Law Firm is here to help.  We will aggressively represent you by thoroughly investigating the case, gathering all pertinent information, determining present and future pain, suffering and loss then maximizing your compensation.

We work on a contingency basis so you pay us nothing up front and a percentage when we win your case.  We have helped hundreds of people over the past 30 years to get back on their feet after serious injuries and we can help you!

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