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Dallas Pedestrian Accident Lawyers at Carabin Shaw - 18 Wheeler Accident

The Texas Department of Transportation recently reported that pedestrian traffic fatalities increased 30% in Texas between 2018 and 2022. Of the almost 6,000 crashes involving pedestrians in 2022, 1,500 were seriously injured and 830 tragically passed. While these numbers illustrate a troubling trend in Texas, the Dallas pedestrian accident attorneys at Carabin Shaw are here to protect and represent the rights of those victims and their families who were seriously injured as the result of a pedestrian accident.

If you or a loved one has been injured in a recent accident involving an 18 wheeler, the injuries and suffering may be significant. It's crucial to start your search for a lawyer as soon as possible after seeking medical attention. Having a legal professional on your side ensures you secure the maximum compensation possible for your damages. You've experienced harm in an avoidable accident, and you deserve justice as a result.

How Do Pedestrian Accidents in Texas Differ from Other Accidents?

Each state has their own laws and regulations to address the needs and concerns of its residents. After being injured as a pedestrian in Dallas, you and your family should be aware of the following Texas laws and regulations. For additional clarity and more information, contact a personal injury lawyer.

Texas Pedestrian Laws

The Transportation Code of Texas, under Title 7, Subtitle C, Chapter 552, includes regulations concerning traffic signals, pedestrian right-of-way at crosswalks, and pedestrian behavior. It includes pedestrian responsibilities when facing different traffic signals, vehicle operator obligations to yield to pedestrians, and prohibitions on certain pedestrian behaviors, including:

  • Right-of-Way: Texas law outlines that pedestrians generally have the right-of-way in crosswalks, whether marked or unmarked, and drivers must yield to pedestrians in these situations.
  • Traffic Control Signals: Pedestrians must obey traffic control signals, and drivers must adhere to pedestrian signals.

In Texas, negligence laws apply to personal injury and wrongful death cases, including those involving pedestrians. Victims must then demonstrate that the driver breached their duty of care and directly caused the pedestrian's injuries. Texas also follows a modified comparative negligence rule, meaning that if the pedestrian shares fault for the accident, their compensation may be reduced.

The statute of limitations for personal injury claims in the Lone Star State is generally two years from the date of the accident. Wrongful death claims must also be made two years from the date of death.

Remember, each pedestrian accident is unique and requires its own investigation to determine causes, negligence, etc. A trusted Texas attorney, such as those at Carabin Shaw, will explain all laws applicable to your case. This guidance helps you follow all the rules and qualify for the compensation you deserve in your case.

Pedestrian Accident Injuries and Damages

The immense size and weight of 18-wheelers make accidents with these commercial vehicles incredibly dangerous, often resulting in catastrophic injuries. These may include, but are not limited to the following:

Common Injuries From a Pedestrian Accident With an 18 Wheeler
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Amputations
  • Organ damage
  • Internal bleeding
  • Broken bones and fractures
  • Neck and back injuries
  • Burns
  • Disfigurement
  • Crush injuries
  • Severe cuts and lacerations
  • Death & more

Because these injuries are so severe, damages in these cases can also be extensive. Be sure to discuss your particular case with pedestrian injury attorneys in Texas, but generally victims are eligible for medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering, disfigurement, and loss of consortium in some cases (damages for the impact of the accident on the relationship between the injured person and their spouse).

Who Can be Held Liable for Pedestrian Accidents and Injuries After an 18 Wheeler Accident

Determining liability in pedestrian accidents with 18 wheelers hinges on identifying negligent parties. The truck driver, trucking company, or even a parts manufacturer could be liable if their actions—or inactions—like speeding, failing to yield, or faulty brakes, etc., contributed to the accident. A Dallas wrongful death attorney or personal injury attorney can help navigate complex factors to determine who's responsible for your injuries or your loved one’s passing.

What to Expect from the Experienced Dallas Pedestrian Accident Lawyers at Carabin Shaw
  • Free Consultation: Our firm offers a free consultation to discuss your case and determine the best course of action. Call 800-862-1260 to schedule yours!
  • Compassionate Support: We understand the physical, emotional, and financial challenges you face and will provide guidance and support throughout the legal process.
  • Aggressive Representation: We will fight aggressively to get you the maximum compensation you deserve for your pain and suffering.
  • Thorough Investigation: We will meticulously investigate the accident scene, gather evidence, and identify all liable parties.
  • Clear Communication: We will keep you informed of the progress of your case and answer any questions you may have in a clear and timely manner.
Take Justice Into Your Own Hands - Call Carabin Shaw at 1-800-862-1260 to Schedule Your Free Case Review - Get the Compensation You Deserve

Don't navigate the aftermath of a pedestrian accident with an 18 wheeler alone. Our Dallas lawyers at Carabin Shaw have a successful track record in securing compensation for victims. Schedule a free consultation today to see how we can help you get back on your feet.

Read what past clients have to say about their experience with our team in our case reviews.

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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.
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The attorneys and staff went out of their way to help us after our accident. Thank you Carabin Shaw. - Melinda F.
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