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Dallas Pedestrian Accident Lawyers

When Negligence Harms Pedestrians, Our Team Demands Answers

Whenever you’re in a situation where you’re on foot and are in close proximity to motor vehicles, you’re a pedestrian. This happens when you’re walking on the sidewalk, crossing the street, walking through a parking lot, and even going for your morning run in your neighborhood. Every time this happens, you’re at the mercy of every motorist in the area. It only takes a split second for a driver to do something that puts you at risk: reading a text message, not checking before reversing, or speeding around a corner.

Arnold & Itkin is here to help if you were seriously injured or have lost someone you love in a pedestrian accident in the Dallas-Fort Worth area. We take on cases of this kind throughout the state and nation, and we do so with the level of commitment and professionalism that secures unmatched, life-changing results for our clients.

To find out more about the ways we can help you, call (888) 493-1629. Your consultation is free, and we’ll be happy to answer your questions and address your concerns.

Are All Pedestrian Accidents Caused by Driver Negligence?

Driver behavior—including distraction, drunk driving, and carelessness—is the leading cause of all traffic accidents, and pedestrian accidents are no exception. However, there are other causes to consider.

The following is a list of potential causes of pedestrian accidents, both common and not-so-common:

  • Drunk driving
  • Distracted driving
  • Speeding
  • Running a red light/stop sign
  • Defective pedestrian signals
  • Failing to check before reversing
  • Motor vehicle defects
  • Poorly designed intersections
  • Drugged driving
  • Lack of sidewalk or crosswalk

Some of these are caused by driver negligence or wrongdoing, but others are due to negligent manufacturers or the companies responsible for designing and maintaining our city’s roadways, intersections, traffic signals, and pedestrian walkways. Our Dallas pedestrian injury attorneys carefully investigate every case we handle to make sure all contributing factors are brought to light, as this can reveal other sources of compensation and, therefore, a more significant and meaningful recovery.

2018: The Highest Number of Pedestrian Deaths in Nearly 30 Years

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has reported that, in 2018, nationwide pedestrian fatalities reached their highest point since 1990. 6,283 pedestrians lost their lives in traffic accidents in the U.S. in 2018, spurring a renewed focus on pedestrian safety.

As a pedestrian in the Dallas area, you can take the following steps to protect yourself:

  • Follow traffic laws as they apply to pedestrians.
  • Always use sidewalks when they’re available.
  • If there’s no sidewalk, walk facing traffic and as far to the right as possible.
  • Cross at crosswalks or intersections, looking for cars in all directions.
  • Watch for cars backing out of driveways or parking spaces.
  • Avoid alcohol, drugs, and even texting or using your phone while walking.
  • Never assume that a driver sees you or will yield the right of way.

Pedestrian Accident FAQ

Why Do Pedestrian Accidents Happen?

Often, pedestrian accidents happen because of inadequate infrastructure. While the design of Dallas-area roads is not always conducive for pedestrians, drivers are still legally obligated to look out for their safety. This makes any accident that involve a vehicle hitting a pedestrian the fault of drivers in most instances.

What Do Dallas Pedestrian Accident Lawyers Focus On?

Our Dallas pedestrian accident is focused on securing the justice that the injured and the families of victims deserve. While we can’t change what happened, we can seek accountability from those who could of. Most often, we help secure compensation for financial issues such as medical bills, lost wages, and less obvious things such as pain and suffering.

My Loved One Was Killed in a Pedestrian Accident. What Should I Do?

You should speak with a member of our Dallas pedestrian death law firm. Often, families can file a wrongful death claim to answer difficult questions such as how they’ll pay for funeral expenses, lost companionship, and more.

Our Dallas Pedestrian Accident Lawyers Are Ready to Help: (888) 493-1629

At Arnold & Itkin LLP, we're proud to be a Dallas injury law firm that's known for getting the results that clients need. Over the years, we've earned a reputation for never backing down from a fight—recovering billions of dollars for our clients in the process. Call us today for help. We're ready to fight for you, no matter what.

You don't have to face this alone. Get help from a Dallas pedestrian accident firm that's recovered billions for clients by calling (888) 493-1629. We fight for significant results because we know people need them to rebuild their lives.

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  • $205 Million Confidential Settlement Obtained for Numerous Clients Arnold & Itkin reached a record $205,000,000 settlement on behalf of clients after several years of hard-fought litigation. The case settled just before trial was set to begin.
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  • $117 Million Largest Single-Event Personal Injury Verdict in Louisiana History Arnold & Itkin represented a pregnant woman who experienced stomach pain and called Acadian Ambulance. The driver of the ambulance drove the ambulance into the back of a sugar cane truck causing the plaintiff's spine to be severed at T4 and for her ...
  • $116 Million Confidential Settlement Arnold & Itkin LLP negotiated a massive nine figure settlement on behalf of their clients after several years of hard fought litigation.
  • $110 Million Record Settlement Achieved for Victims of Defective Products Arnold & Itkin obtained a record settlement for individuals harmed by defective, dangerous products. The result exemplifies our commitment to clients and justice for those seriously injured by the conduct of others.
  • $105 Million Record Settlement for Dangerous Product Victims Arnold & Itkin’s legal team helped represent those harmed by dangerous products. We were successful in recovering a $105 million settlement.
  • $97 Million Massive Settlement Secured for Refinery Workers Arnold & Itkin is proud to share that after months of preparation for trial, our firm was able to secure a huge settlement for clients who were injured in a refinery fire. Find out more now.
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