Harmonson Law Firm: Fighting for the Fair Recovery You Are Owed
If you have been involved in a pedestrian accident in El Paso and were injured as a result, Harmonson Law Firm can help you seek compensation from the negligent party as quickly and effectively as possible.
Our El Paso pedestrian accident attorney understands that these types of incidents are often most detrimental to the person on foot while the driver of the vehicle suffers minimal damage in comparison. A person has very little chance against a speeding car or even one that is merely pulling out of a parking lot. If you or a loved one has been injured in an accident, it is important to consult with our lawyers to ensure that you have an experienced ally in your corner. Since 2004, Clark Harmonson has represented injured individuals and their families and he knows how to take on large insurance companies in pursuit of a just recovery. Contact us at (915) 584-8777 to schedule your complimentary case evaluation with our dedicated El Paso pedestrian accident attorney!
How Do Pedestrian Accidents Occur?
Pedestrian accidents occur when a person on foot, rollerblading, or skateboard is hit by a vehicle. In the United States, more than 70,000 people are injured in pedestrian accidents every year, with over 4,000 of these incidents resulting in death. Pedestrian accidents can occur anywhere at any time, including in parking lots, on city streets, or on country roads. Common examples of pedestrian accident cases typically occur when a person is using a crosswalk or passing the entrance/exit of a parking area that a motorist is trying to quickly enter or exit.
The driver is often negligent in these accidents for numerous reasons, including:
- Disobeying traffic signals
- Distracted driving
- Eating behind the wheel
- Texting/cell phone use
- Failure to yield to pedestrian right-of-way
- Horseplay inside the vehicle
- Driving under the influence of alcohol/drugs
- Lack of attention to surroundings
- Speeding and/or reckless driving
The overall cause of a pedestrian accident is often simply that the driver was not paying attention. Being distracted behind the wheel can lead to serious, life-altering injuries such as head, neck, and spine fractures, broken bones and ribs, concussions, bruising, cuts, scrapes, road rash, needed surgeries, and even death.
Put Our Experienced El Paso Pedestrian Accident Attorney on Your Side
At Harmonson Law Firm, we understand how overwhelming the legal system can seem after an unexpected accident. Not only are you dealing with physical injuries, but you are likely facing extreme mental and emotional distress as well. Attempting to navigate the legal process on top of all this can be daunting. Instead, let our experienced El Paso pedestrian accident attorney handle your case. With more than 13 years of experience and an Avvo Rating of 10.0 Superb (a service of Avvo, Inc.), Attorney Clark Harmonson has the skills, resources, and in-depth knowledge of the legal system to fight for you and your family. Call our firm today at (915) 584-8777 to get started with a free initial consultation.