Pedestrian Accident Attorneys

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.

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Pedestrian Accidents

 

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.

If you or a loved one has been injured in an accident regardless of where you live, we will be happy to evaluate your potential case through a free consultation.

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My daughter was involved in an accident as a pedestrian and was hit by a driver with no insurance. Your office was great to help us. - Liberty W., Lubbock, TX
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Our Results

*All Amounts listed are Net to Clients. Results obtained depend on the facts of each case.

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9.4 million
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Our Team is Here to Help

Below is a list of some of the most-frequently-asked questions by our clients and prospective clients. If you still have any questions, feel free to contact us.

  • Why should I hire an attorney?

    Potential defendants are usually covered by insurance. The insurance companies are notified immediately when an accident occurs, and they usually hire attorneys and expert witnesses to investigate the claim. It is important that witnesses be interviewed as soon as possible and evidence be preserved. Witnesses will often be more difficult to locate or will have a poor memory if they are interviewed much later after the accident has occurred. Evidence such as machinery parts or skid marks on the highway will disappear unless preserved quickly. Insurance companies have insurance adjusters who will contact you and try to be friendly. You should not trust the statements that insurance adjusters make to you. They are not working for you and will sometimes make misleading statements in an effort to trick you into resolving your case. Insurance adjusters also might record your conversations with them and use your statements against you in order to try to save money for the insurance companies.

    The main thing we try to impress upon people is that it’s never too early to talk to an attorney, and it’s always too late. By that we mean that speaking with an attorney very soon after a crash or other accident in no way will harm you. Along the same lines, the longer you try to handle a claim on your own or delay hiring competent counsel, irreparable damage can be done in the form of recorded statements given to the insurance companies and evidence not being preserved. There is no risk or fee for speaking with an attorney and arranging an initial consultation.

  • How and when do I pay for a personal injury attorney?

    Most personal injury attorneys work on what is called a contingency fee basis, which means that you pay the attorney only if and when the attorney has successfully made a recovery in your case, either by settlement or by winning a jury trial. Our philosophy is that clients have enough to worry about, so clients at Glasheen, Valles & Inderman never pay us a dime out of their pockets directly; when you’re case is finished, the insurance company sends a check to our law firm, we take our percentage fee from that check, and send the remainder to the client.

    In the rare event we are unable to make a recovery on your case, you still don’t pay us a dime, and that even includes case costs, court costs, expert fees, and any advances. There is truly zero risk in hiring a personal injury law firm like Glasheen, Valles & Inderman.

  • What is my claim worth?

    Personal injury claims are usually resolved by either settlement or by a jury. When a case is settled, it is the client’s decision of whether or not to accept a settlement offer. The lawyer will advise the client as to the potential value of the claim. Lawyers evaluate the potential value of a claim by predicting what a jury would do based on experience with similar claims.A jury can consider all sorts of damages in a personal injury case including medical expenses in the past and in the future, loss of earnings in the past and in the future as a result of the injury, physical pain and mental anguish in the past and in the future, compensation for impairment – that is loss of use, and disfigurement damages. The jury has discretion in awarding the sums. We can give you advice on the value of your claim based on our experience with some of our claims and similar jury results.

  • How long will my claim take to resolve?

    The time it takes to resolve a personal injury claim depends very much on the type of case. We believe that it is important to prosecute claims as quickly and efficiently as possible. We usually like to have our client finish with their medical treatment so that we can fully and properly evaluate their injuries before we attempt to settle the claim. Sometimes we can assist a client with making advances to cover lost wages or living expenses while the client is waiting for the case to be resolved. Typically, automobile accident cases with fairly minor injuries can be resolved in about six months. More serious accident cases usually take anywhere from six months up to a year and a half or longer.

  • Will my case go to trial?

    Whether a case goes to trial depends on dozens of factors, including your damages, the amount of insurance available, and the circumstances of the case. However, generally speaking, approximately 98% of personal injury cases settle without going to trial.

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