If you or a family member was struck and injured by a motor vehicle, your first move is to get the medical attention you need to diagnose and treat your injuries, no matter how minor they might initially appear. Your next move should be to get the legal advice you need to protect and pursue your right to compensation. For a free consultation about your options, call an experienced personal injury lawyer at Glasheen, Valles & Inderman at any one of our five Texas and New Mexico offices.
We represent people seeking personal injury or wrongful death damages in pedestrian accident litigation. Examples of the kinds of cases we handle include:
- Crosswalk injury claims
- Distracted driving accidents
- Drunk driving accidents
- Pedestrian injuries to children, seniors or other vulnerable persons
- Hit-and-run accidents
- Pedestrian injuries suffered in parking lots, private drives or other private property
- Injuries suffered on skates, skateboards, scooters or bicycles
- Accidents involving some negligence on the part of the injured pedestrian
In every case, our lawyers will work closely with you and your family to make sure that your injuries are properly diagnosed and treated. We make a thorough investigation of all the facts related to liability, damages and insurance coverage. In some cases, we find additional sources of compensation beyond the motorist who struck you in order to maximize your access to payment, especially in the most severe injury cases.
Our experience with the proof of liability means that we will identify and interview witnesses, engage forensic investigators as necessary, and use photographic and video evidence both to establish your right to damages and to overcome any defense attempts to portray the injured pedestrian as the party most at fault.
On the damages side of the case, we work closely with both treating and consulting physicians to relate your injuries to the accident, not only for the medical problems identified and treated in the emergency room, but for any complications or slow-developing injuries that might appear later. Soft-tissue injuries, traumatic brain injuries and certain organ damage can all turn out to be much worse than originally suspected.
Finally, our thorough knowledge of insurance coverage issues means that we will help you get the most out of all available insurance, whether it’s the other driver’s auto policy, a property owner’s insurance, or your own car insurance or health insurance policies. In most cases, we’re able to coordinate coverage from several insurers to minimize or eliminate your financial losses. Because we prepare every case as if it will go to trial, we are able to present insurers with the kinds of detailed claims information necessary to realize the full benefit of all available coverage.
We accept all personal injury cases on a contingent fee basis — if we don’t recover money for you, we collect nothing for ourselves. We also advance the expenses of developing your legal claims, and we only recover our expenses when you collect on a settlement or a jury verdict. To learn more about the ways we can help you recover damages on a pedestrian injury case in Texas or New Mexico, contact Glasheen, Valles & Inderman for a free consultation.