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Boerne TX Pedestrian Injured by an 18 Wheeler

In Texas, pedestrian accidents increased 30% from 2018 2022 according to the Texas Department of Transportation. Of the almost 6,000 collisions in 2022, 830 people lost their lives and about 1,500 were seriously injured. Unfortunately, pedestrian accidents with 18 wheelers or big trucks often result in death because of their immense size and weight. If you and your family are suffering due to one of these deaths and think negligence may have been the cause, you may have grounds for a wrongful death lawsuit.

At Carabin Shaw, we first and foremost want to offer you our sincerest and deepest condolences. To lose a loved one in such a sudden way is undoubtedly difficult. Our Boerne TX pedestrian accident attorneys are dedicated to representing clients just like you, never big companies or organizations. Our focus is obtaining justice for the wronged and acquiring the most compensation possible for the surviving family. Call 800-862-1260 to schedule your free case review.

After an 18 wheeler Pedestrian Collision, Moving Forward

Following such a severe accident, your attention should primarily be focused on grieving and healing. This may be an emotionally overwhelming time for you, and that is completely understandable. In the meantime, gather information if you are physically and mentally able to do so. Photos of the scene, witness information, and all medical and funeral-related expenses should be collected.

1. Cooperate With the Ongoing Police Investigation

While the police investigate the cause of the accident, provide them with the facts. Do not admit fault, and refrain from posting about the accident on social media. Such statements may be misconstrued as an admission of fault in a settlement or court room.

2. Contact an Attorney to Discuss the Possibility of a Wrongful Death Lawsuit

If you suspect negligence on the part of the truck driver, trucking company, cargo loader, maintenance company, or another third party, consult with a Pedestrian injury lawyer in Boerne Texas as soon as possible. Many reputable firms, like Carabin Shaw, offer a free case review to victims and their families to discuss possible legal action in regards to the specific circumstances of their case. We will evaluate the case and provide feedback about next steps.

3. Work With Your Chosen Lawyer to Gather Evidence and Prepare for the Legal Process

Once a local experienced attorney is chosen as your legal representation, they will initially be tasked with investigating your case and gathering evidence that includes police reports, maintenance records, witness statements, and more. Provide your lawyer with any and all evidence you feel may be helpful. They will also likely rely on their legal network for additional support and resources.

4. Quantify the Damages You Are Eligible to Receive

Wrongful death damages include financial, physical, and emotional losses. These damages are generally broken down into three categories:

  • Economic Damages: These include concrete financial losses like medical and hospital bills, lost earnings, lost earning capacity, funeral costs, and burial expenses.
  • Noneconomic Damages: These are intangible losses like mental anguish, loss of companionship, loss of inheritance, and more.
  • Punitive Damages: Intended to punish the defendant for reckless or especially careless behavior, these damages are seldom awarded.

Your Texas attorney will easily guide you through calculating these damages to ensure you are awarded the compensation you are owed for a precious loss of life.

Don’t Wait Another Day to File Your Claim | Call the Boerne Wrongful Death Attorneys at Carabin Shaw at 800-862-1260 to Schedule Your Free Case Review What Makes Carabin Shaw Different

The expert lawyers at Carabin Shaw have three decades of experience representing wrongful death clients across Texas. We do everything in our power to ensure closure and assist in the healing journey of our clients. We understand that finances are tight during this time, so in addition to a free case review, we offer our services on a contingency-fee basis. That means that you do not have to pay us anything unless your case is won.

Read over our client reviews, and call us 24/7 to schedule your initial, no-obligation consultation. We have English and Spanish speaking legal professionals standing by to speak with you today.

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Client Reviews
We are very glad we called Carabin Shaw after our accident. We now recommend them to everyone. - Griselda S.
You want Carabin Shaw on your side after an accident. They were excellent. - Valerie S.
In our opinion, no one is better, Carabin Shaw is the Law Firm you want on your side after an accident. - Amanda G.
The attorneys and staff went out of their way to help us after our accident. Thank you Carabin Shaw. - Melinda F.
We did our research after our accident and chose Carabin Shaw. They were great. Highly recommend. Joel Y.