Murphy Pedestrian Accident Lawyer

Sadly, negligent and careless drivers who fail to watch out for pedestrians cause a majority of pedestrian accidents. Even relatively minor accidents between a pedestrian and a motor vehicle can result in serious injuries.

These accidents are traumatic and often result in serious injuries or even death. If you or a loved one has been injured in a pedestrian accident, you may be entitled to financial compensation.

Contact a compassionate Murphy pedestrian accident lawyer today to learn how we can help you. By working with an experienced injury attorney, you can give yourself the best chance of getting the compensation you need to move forward with your life.

Establishing Liability in a Pedestrian Accident Case

All motorists have a legal obligation to exercise due care and caution when they are behind the wheel. However, there are many distractions that can cause drivers to overlook pedestrians on the road, on a sidewalk, or crossing the street. When a driver is distracted and fails to exercise the expected caution and diligence while operating a vehicle, they might be held liable for any resulting injuries under a negligence theory.

To prove that an injured individual is entitled to compensation because of a negligent driver they must establish four elements laid out in the TEX. CIV. PRAC. & REM. CODE § 33.001. This includes establishing that the driver owed them a duty of care, that they breached that duty, that the breach of duty caused the accident and subsequently caused their injuries. A Murphy pedestrian accident lawyer can help claimants better understand the burden of proof and how it applies to their cases.

Common Injuries for Pedestrians in Murphy

If an individual is struck by a car, truck, motorcycle, or even bicycle it is likely that the pedestrian will sustain serious injuries. Some of the most common pedestrian accident injuries include:

  • Sprains
  • Strains
  • Fractures
  • Spinal cord injuries
  • Traumatic brain injuries
  • Internal injuries
  • Hemorrhaging
  • Amputations

In addition to physical injuries, accidents often result in serious emotional trauma as well. Pedestrian accident victims often struggle with anxiety and depression following an incident. An accident may also cause conflict and strife between families and loved ones. In a comprehensive claim, a Murphy pedestrian accident lawyer might be able to help an injured plaintiff recover for both their physical injuries as well as their emotional trauma.

When Collisions are Fatal

Statistics published by the Texas Department of Transportation show that nearly ten percent of all accidents involving a motor vehicle and a pedestrian result in a fatality. This is largely due to the disproportionate size and speed of a person versus a car.

Often, loved ones are left with monumental medical and funeral expenses, as well as other pecuniary losses due to the loss. In these tragic cases, a family member may choose to pursue a wrongful death action.

A wrongful death action permits a surviving spouse, parent, child, or estate representative to file a lawsuit to recover compensation for these losses. In addition to meeting any financial needs, a wrongful death action also gives family members an ability to recover compensation for their emotional grief and loss as well.

Talking to a Murphy Pedestrian Accident Attorney

If you or a loved one has suffered an injury because of a negligent and reckless driver, you have the right to recover compensation for your injuries. Pedestrian accidents often require extensive medical treatment and rehabilitation, yet insurance companies often offer quick and low settlement offers.

A Murphy pedestrian accident lawyer could help you negotiate with insurance companies and help fight for your right to proper compensation. If you are ready to get the compensation you deserve, call today.

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Michael Taylor
Michael Taylor
19:46 12 Feb 20
McCraw Law Group is an exceptional firm and I could not ask for more than what I received with their services. All of... their staff, from the clerks to the attorneys, were extremely helpful and caring and constantly asked me if I needed anything or if I had any questions or concerns. If you need to have someone on your side and trust them to have your best interests in mind, I would place that trust in The McCraw Law Group.Would I recommend them to my friends and family? I would without a doubt.Would I like to have them on the other side of a courtroom and going against them? Absolutely Not.To the staff that handled my case, I greatly appreciate all of your work and the result speaks for itself. Thank you!read more
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Justin Hansen
12:29 07 Feb 20
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Zane Allen
Zane Allen
04:39 18 Dec 19
I was in an accident in March and had injuries resulting from the crash. Obviously my first call was to a doctor to get... checked out but was told I was going to need physical therapy. My second call was to the McCraw Law Group. They took care of all of the grunt work so that all I had to focus on was getting better. They were very communicative about the process, and better yet, they were incredibly responsive to any emails, calls, and questions. I was very appreciative and thankful for all of their hard work. They are a great group of people to work with when you’re needing the help.read more
Elisa Dean
Elisa Dean
15:38 16 Dec 19
I recommend The Mccraw Law Group to anyone who is hurt in an accident.My experience has been wonderful. They do the... best they can to get the most from the insurance company. My communications have been with Vanessa, Suzanne and Jason.Jason is very special to me. He understood my needs and was very caring and the sweetest attorney I have ever met. He was honest and did everything he could to bring my case to a conclusion.Vanessa and Suzanne are very sweet and are there to help every step of the way.read more
Fernando Salas
Fernando Salas
19:07 10 Dec 19
First time needing a lawyer. Everything went extremely smooth and quick. Mr. McCraw went to my house after my car wreck... and I knew at that point that I was in good hands. Everyone who works there are so nice and will answer any questions or concerns you have. Thank you guys for all of your help.read more
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Adelyn Braswell
17:02 10 Dec 19
When me and my family recently got hit by a drunk driver. They helped us with everything we needed. We had so many... questions and didn’t hesitate to answer. It was our first time with any lawyer so they made everything so easy for us, and got it all done so quick. They did everything in their power to get us all the money we deserved. They were all so friendly and I would recommend them to anyone.read more
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Courtney Brooks
16:12 12 Sep 19
I had a wonderful experience from beginning to end with the McCraw Law Group. My case was accepted and I was kept up to... date on how it was proceeding, and when it came to a settlement, we got more than expected. Everyone was very kind, the court proceedings went smoothly and I was extremely satisfied. I will definitely use them again if anything else arises.read more
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