San Antonio Pedestrian Accident Lawyer

Pedestrian accidents are more severe than any other type of automobile accident. A “pedestrian” is someone on foot, walking, jogging, etc. who is involved in a traffic accident. Pedestrians are 1.5 times more likely than vehicle occupants to be killed in an auto accident according to recent numbers, Texas ranked #3 in the nation in pedestrian accident fatalities. San Antonio ranked #7 among all U.S. cities for pedestrian fatalities. If you or someone you love has been injured in a pedestrian accident, D. Willis Law can help.

Pedestrian Accident Statistics

Below are some pedestrian statistics from 2016 from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration:

  • There were 5,987 pedestrians killed in 2016.
  • A pedestrian is killed every 90 minutes in the U.S.
  • 70% of pedestrian fatalities are male.
  • Alcohol was involved in 48% of all pedestrian fatalities, for either the pedestrian or the driver.
  • 20% of pedestrian fatalities involved hit-and-run drivers.

What time do most pedestrian accidents occur?

  • 75% of pedestrian fatalities occur in the dark.
  • 26% of pedestrian fatalities occur from 6 p.m. to 8:59 p.m.
  • 23% of pedestrian fatalities occur between 9 p.m. and 11:59 p.m.

Pedestrian Safety Tips

It may be impossible to completely eliminate all pedestrian accidents, but there are a few things both pedestrians and drivers can do to help lower their risk of being involved in an accident:

  • Only cross the street at a crosswalk or intersection.
  • Walk on a sidewalk, if available. If there is no sidewalk, walk on the shoulder facing traffic.
  • Carry a flashlight and wear reflective clothing when walking at night.

Below are some things drivers can do to help avoid pedestrian accidents:

  • Be on the lookout for pedestrians at all times. They may not always be walking where they should be.
  • Never pass vehicles stopped at a crosswalk. They may be stopped for pedestrians crossing.
  • Drive slowly and stay alert in school zones and neighborhoods where children may be present.
  • Do not look at your phone while driving.

Why You Need an Attorney After a Pedestrian Accident?

Insurance companies are known for low-balling people who aren’t represented by an attorney. Many insurance adjusters try to bully people into giving up or settling for an unreasonably low amount. Insurance companies have legal departments dedicated to handling claims. Insurance adjusters deal with claims every day and have a lot of practice negotiating settlements. The typical injury victim has no experience dealing with insurance and doesn’t really know what their case is worth.

The simple act of hiring an attorney will let the insurance company know you mean business. In fact, most insurance companies will assign a different adjuster to your case once you have an attorney.

It’s important to have someone on your side who has experience dealing with injury claims and negotiating with adjusters. It’s even better if you have an attorney who has actually worked for an insurance company and has insider knowledge on how they operate.

An experienced attorney will know the true value of your case and prevent you from getting taken advantage of. Daniel Willis has worked inside the insurance industry handling hundreds of lawsuits and has even won at trial for the insurance companies.

What if I can’t afford to see a doctor?

If you can’t afford to see a doctor, that’s ok. We can help you get the medical treatment you need without any upfront costs. Whether you need to see a chiropractor, pain management specialist, orthopedic doctor, or neurologist, we can help.

What if the driver at fault doesn’t have insurance?

If the other driver does not have any auto insurance, you may have to rely on your own insurance. Uninsured and Underinsured Motorist Coverage is insurance you purchase to protect yourself in the event another driver either has no insurance or doesn’t have enough insurance to fully compensate you.  We can help walk you through this process.

Sometimes people are hesitant to use their own Uninsured/Underinsured Motorists insurance. However, in some situations this is the only way to get compensated for your accident. Remember, if you have Uninsured/Underinsured Motorists insurance, you have been paying for it. Since you are paying the insurance company for coverage, you should use it when you need to.

Because insurance companies rarely have to pay out money on an Uninsured/Underinsured Motorists claim, they look at this as free money. Insurance has to be one of the only industries where you pay money for something and hope you never have to use it.

Insurance companies make money by taking in more dollars in premiums than they pay out in claims. When dealing with your own insurance company, don’t assume they have your best interests in mind. Their goal is still to pay as little as possible on your Uninsured/Underinsured Motorists claim.

Willis Law Can Help You Receive Compensation

The San Antonio-based attorneys of D. Willis Law have experience, knowledge, and proven results to help you receive compensation for your pedestrian accident.

  • Attorney Daniel Willis has more than a decade of experience representing clients in all types of personal injury cases.
  • Attorney Daniel Willis has significant experience working for insurance companies and understands how auto insurers operate.
  • We are committed not only to your recovery, but also to your well-being and general health. We provide peace of mind by taking care of all the paperwork and red tape you may otherwise not be able to deal with due to serious injury or stress.
  • Your consultation is 100% free with no strings attached, and you don’t pay any fees if we don’t win your case. No recovery, no fee.

A pedestrian accident can be an incredibly serious, life-altering experience. Get help from those who can ease the burden on you.

If you have been injured in a pedestrian accident, contact us today for your no-fee consultation.