When you think of a motor vehicle accident, you likely imagine one or more cars or trucks colliding on a Texas roadway. In many cases, however, such incidents involve people who were traveling on foot moments before being struck by a vehicle. There are also many cases where cars or trucks collide with cyclists on the road. Sadly, pedestrian and bicycle accidents often have fatal results.
If you survive a pedestrian or bicycle collision, the weeks and months following the accident may include a lot of physical pain and emotional distress. It is not uncommon for recovering victims to experience post-traumatic stress disorder, especially if they are having nightmares about the collision or keep replaying the scene in their minds. Many people recall seeing headlights coming at them or hearing screeching brakes just before getting hit. Such accidents often cause severe mental health and emotional trauma, as well as physical injuries.
Navigating recovery following a pedestrian or bicycle collision
If you were walking or riding a bicycle when a vehicle struck you on a Texas roadway, you might have been knocked unconscious. Catastrophic injuries often occur upon impact when a vehicle hits a pedestrian or cyclist. Such injuries include brain trauma, such as a skull fracture, severe concussion or bleeding, as well as spinal cord injuries, which may result in permanent paralysis.
If a driver’s negligence was a causal factor in the collision that resulted in your injuries, you can seek financial recovery for your losses by filing a personal injury claim in civil court. As a plaintiff in such a case, you are tasked with proving that the defendant failed in an owed duty of care and that his or her negligence was a direct cause of the damage that occurred. By scheduling a consultation with Lady Law ahead of proceedings, you can be sure to receive the maximum compensation to which you may be entitled under Texas personal injury laws.