Q: Can I recover damages from an accident I was in that involved a distracted pedestrian?
Yes. It is possible for drivers to be compensated for damages incurred in a Houston car accident involving a pedestrian.
Some people are under the impression that pedestrians always have the right of way, and as a result, a car is always at fault in an accident involving a pedestrian. While it is true that pedestrians have the right of way on Texas roadways, it is NOT true that negligent pedestrians can’t be held liable for wrecks they cause.
It is more common than most people think for distracted pedestrians—for example, people who are texting or listening to music when they should be paying closer attention to where they are going—to cause an accident. When a pedestrian steps into traffic, drivers may have to slam on the brakes or swerve to keep from hitting the pedestrian or another vehicle, which in turn can lead to a serious Houston car wreck.
If you or someone you know has been involved in this type of accident, you may be eligible to recover damages. There’s a chance you could be compensated for:
- Hospital bills
- Ongoing care
- Temporary and/or permanent disability
- Lost wages
- Pain and suffering
If you want to learn more about how these cases work or you want to find out whether you are eligible to recover damages after being involved in a car crash in Houston, talking with an experienced Houston car accident attorney is a good first step.
In a free, no-obligation consultation with one of the attorneys at the office of Steve Lee, you can get the specialized advice you need to determine how to proceed with your case. To start the process as quickly as possible, call (800) 232-3711 now.