Settlement Reached for Pedestrian Struck by Car IN Parking LotLast updated on: November 21, 2019
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The Client: J.W.
The Case: Pedestrian Struck By Car While Walking In Parking Lot
The Injuries: Catastrophic injuries including complex tibia fractures, fractured ribs, and meniscus tear.
Case Result: Settlement reached in favor of J.W.
PEDESTRIAN STRUCK BY CAR IN EL PASO, TX
After purchasing items from a home improvement store in El Paso, TX, our client was walking in front of the store back to his vehicle. As he crossed the street to the parking lot, a driver attempting to turn left onto the street failed to yield the right-of-way and hit our client with his vehicle.
Our attorney argued that the collision was caused by the negligent actions of the other driver, including:
- Failing to yield the right-of-way to a pedestrian;
- Keeping an improper lookout;
- Traveling at an unreasonable speed given the circumstances;
- Making an untimely and improper application of her brakes;
- Exhibiting inadequate driver attention;
- Driving distracted;
- Taking improper evasive actions to avoid the collision; and
- Choosing to violate safety rules.
This case settled in pre-litigation, and our client received compensation for:
- medical expenses
- future medical treatment;
- lost wages;
- loss of earning capacity;
- emotional distress;
- pain and suffering; and
- physical impairment;
A Message from J.W.
‘Very professional and there was always someone who would take my call, knew my case, and would assist me – even if my attorney was not available. Highly recommend’!J.W.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Below are some frequently asked questions related to car accidents
Q: How do I know if I have a pedestrian accident case?
A: Whether or not you have a pedestrian accident case will depend on three factors.
- You want to see whether or not you have liability facts. Liability facts allow you to hold the person who injured you responsible for your injuries.
- You want to see whether or not you have sufficient damages that make it worth your time and hassle to go through with filing a claim for a personal injury. Damages include things like your medical bills from the injury, your lost wages, as well as your pain and suffering.
- You want to see whether or not there is a source of recovery, which usually means some sort of insurance policy that will cover the negligent actions of the person who injured you.
- If you are unsure whether or not you have all of these elements, talk to a personal injury lawyer.
If you are unsure whether or not you have all of these elements, talk to a personal injury lawyer.
Q: What compensation may I seek?
A: If you were injured in an accident, the compensation you may be entitled to can include:
- medical expenses;
- future medical expenses;
- lost wages;
- future lost wages;
- loss of future earning capacity; and
- pain and suffering and emotional distress.
As this is not a definitive list, speak with an attorney to find out more about the compensation to which you may be entitled.
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