Arlington Pedestrian Accident Lawyer

Attorney Doug Goyen The Law Office of Doug Goyen's Arlington accident lawyer fights hard for our clients to get the compensation they deserve for pedestrian accidents. We understand that many pedestrian accident victims experience emotional and financial distress, and we are here to assist them. If you are looking for an Arlington pedestrian accident lawyer call (972) 599 4100, we can get started on your case immediately.

The Law Office of Doug Goyen's Arlington accident attorneys are dedicated to fighting for every penny you are owed after being injured by a careless driver. We take pride in our commitment to professional excellence, which has resulted in millions of dollars in settlements and court-awarded damages for accident victims.

Our skilled pedestrian accident injury team can investigate the cause of your pedestrian accident, handle communications with deceptive insurance companies, and litigate your case if necessary to obtain the best possible outcome for your case. We cannot, however, prevent your pedestrian accident from occurring. We can, however, advocate for you and help you hold negligent parties accountable for the harm they have caused you.

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PEDESTRIAN ACCIDENTS CAN CAUSE SERIOUS INJURIES

Pedestrian walking on the street Those involved in a pedestrian accident may sustain life-altering, catastrophic injuries, which can be fatal. Pedestrians are fortunate to survive when high speeds are involved. In these situations, survival may entail months or years of healing and treatment for catastrophic injuries. If you have been injured or lost a loved one in a pedestrian accident caused by a careless driver, you do not deserve the physical pain, mental anguish, and financial difficulties that frequently accompany severe injuries. The Law Office of Doug Goyen, Injury Accident Lawyers' skilled legal team has advocated for accident injury victims who have suffered a wide range of severe injuries.

At The Law Office of Doug Goyen, Injury Accident Lawyers, we help injured pedestrians understand the full extent and prognosis of their injuries so that their pedestrian accident injury claim is not undervalued by greedy and dubious insurance companies and legal defense teams.

The following are examples of common pedestrian injuries that may result in a settlement or court-awarded damages:

Brain Injuries. When a driver hits a pedestrian, the pedestrian is likely to sustain a head injury from being thrown to the pavement. If they're lucky, the damage will be limited to their scalp or face. The pedestrian is more likely to sustain a brain injury. Victims of serious pedestrian accidents are more likely to sustain moderate to severe traumatic brain injuries (TBI), which can result in permanent brain damage.

TBI victims may experience long-term effects in four different categories of brain function, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC):

Thinking/remembering. In this category, the effects of a TBI include difficulty concentrating, storing new information, and thinking logically.

Physical. Migraines, headaches, blurry vision, dizzy spells, light sensitivity, nausea, and balance issues are among the symptoms.

Emotional/mood. TBI victims may experience rage, depression, anxiety, and increased aggression.

Sleep. A TBI can result in abnormal sleep patterns such as difficulty falling asleep, sleeping for an extended period of time, and sleeping less than usual.

Injury to the Back and Neck - When you are hit by a vehicle, it is possible that your body will fly into the air and/or land in unnatural positions. The greater the force of impact in a pedestrian accident, the more likely a victim will suffer painful back injuries, such as fractured vertebrae, herniated discs, and other injuries along the spinal column. Many people who sustain back injuries require corrective surgery to relieve pain and repair the injury. However, surgery does not always result in a complete recovery. While one or more surgeries may be beneficial, many people who suffer from back pain must live with it indefinitely.

Traditional pain management techniques, in addition to causing significant discomfort, can be frightening and only provide temporary relief. Victims must receive cortisone shots on a regular basis or take highly addictive prescription painkillers, which can lead to substance abuse problems. Our legal team cannot make your pain go away, but we can fight to get you the money you need to get the treatment you deserve to help you cope with it.

Injuries to the Spinal Cord. A pedestrian who sustains a back injury in a pedestrian accident may also sustain a spinal cord injury, which is among the most expensive of all accident injuries. It is not necessary for your spinal cord to be completely severed for you to sustain a catastrophic injury. Numbness, weakness, and paralysis can result from a cut or bruise on the spinal cord. Minor injuries, on the other hand, have a good chance of healing on their own, with victims regaining all of their lost functions. When spinal cord injuries are severe, they result in permanent injury and paralysis.

The brain sends signals to nerves throughout the body via the spinal cord; when the cord is damaged, the signals do not reach their destination, resulting in function loss. The extent of loss is determined by where the injury occurs along the spinal column. Injury to the brain causes more loss, often resulting in full-body paralysis from the neck down, known as tetraplegia. When a person sustains permanent damage as a result of a spinal cord injury, they must completely change their lifestyle in order to cope with their injury and pay for expensive treatment.

Damaged pedestrians usually need to modify their homes to make them more accessible, pay for wheelchairs and other assistive devices, and they may even require assistive technology to help them communicate. At The Law Office of Doug Goyen, Injury Accident Lawyers, we understand the difficulties that a spinal cord injury can present and want to assist you in holding the driver who caused your injury accountable for his or her actions.

Amputation. When a car hits a pedestrian, the person's body is always at risk of being pinned under the car or between two cars in heavy traffic. When limbs are crushed, they stop receiving blood from the rest of the body and begin to die. This can have a negative impact on the rest of the body and result in death. When doctors are unable to save a crushed limb, they must amputate it.

Amputees experience years of physical and emotional pain as they deal with the aftermath of their injury. Amputees who have lost one or both legs must use a wheelchair and endure the arduous task of learning how to use an artificial leg. Many amputees also report experiencing phantom limb pain, which is caused by the loss of the limb; they also experience stump pain even after the wound heals.

Amputations necessitate years of physical therapy and rehabilitation, putting them on par with spinal cord injuries in terms of financial outlay. When you've had an amputation, our experienced team of pedestrian accident lawyers can fight for you to get the compensation you deserve and the treatment you require.

Other Common Injuries caused by pedestrian accidents include injuries to limbs including fractures and torn ligaments requiring surgical repair, pelvis & hip Injuries, chest and shoulder injuries, neck and whiplash injuries, and facial injuries including eye injuries.

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COMPENSATION FOR INJURIES CAUSED IN A PEDESTRIAN ACCIDENT

When a reckless, careless, or negligent driver hits you and injures you, Texas law allows you to sue for damages resulting from the accident and injuries. Although each case is different, if your lawyer negotiates a reasonable settlement or the court rules in your favor, you may be entitled to compensation for the following economic and non-economic losses:

Medical expenses past and future. Ambulance and emergency services, hospitalization, diagnostic imaging, surgery, medication, and follow-up visits are all examples of medical treatment costs.

  • Future medical treatment costs when a pedestrian accident results in a permanent disability that necessitates long-term care or a severe injury that necessitates extensive recovery.
  • Physical and occupational therapists, as well as speech therapists, incur rehabilitation costs.
  • Wheelchairs, artificial limbs, crutches, canes, and walkers are examples of assistive devices.

Lost earning capacity past and future. Wages were lost due to time away from work due to injury, hospitalization, and recovery.

Future lost wages when a pedestrian accident results in a permanent disability or condition that prevents a victim from returning to work or finding gainful employment elsewhere.

Costs of home modifications. Modifications such as wheelchair ramps and handrails to make a house more accessible.

Loss of Services. Replacement services when a pedestrian accident victim is unable to perform the same household tasks they did prior to their injuries, such as lawn care, outdoor maintenance, cleaning, grocery shopping, cooking, and childcare.

Physical pain and suffering  

Mental anguish damages

Loss of consortium - companionship loss with a spouse

Disfigurement and scarring

Other non-economic costs applicable to a specific case

Wrongful death damages - If you lost a loved one in a pedestrian accident, Texas law allows you to seek compensation in a wrongful death suit if you are a survivor. Depending on your relationship with the deceased, you may be entitled to some of the previously listed damages, as well as funeral costs and burial or cremation expenses.

Furthermore, eligible survivors, typically spouses and children, may be eligible for additional compensation for non-economic costs incurred as a result of their relationships, such as loss of companionship and loss of guidance and parental support. Consult with one of our knowledgeable pedestrian accident attorneys about pursuing a wrongful death action, and they will advise you on the best course of action for you and your family.

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HOW A PEDESTRIAN ACCIDENT LAWYER CAN HELP

According to the Texas Department of Transportation, pedestrians were struck by autos 5,952 times in 2019. Pedestrian accidents claimed the lives of 660 people. In 5,049 of the collisions, pedestrians were injured. When a car collides with a pedestrian, the repercussions are severe and often fatal.

The first step toward healing is to hire an auto accident attorney who will safeguard your rights, seek the recompense you need, and eventually guide you through your case with the experience, knowledge, and desire for justice that your case demands.

If you need an Arlington pedestrian accident lawyer, call (972) 599 4100. We'll get started on your case right now. We help our customers in a number of ways, including:

  • We assist our clients in recouping the costs of their ambulance journey, hospital stay, emergency room physicians, and other medical expenses incurred as a result of the accident.
  • Conduct a thorough inquiry into the circumstances surrounding your accident.
  • Examining all relevant insurance plans in your circumstance.
  • We assist our clients in locating a medical facility that can treat their injury if they are unclear where to go for treatment.
  • If our clients cannot afford the therapy they need for their injuries, we will help them find a medical facility that would defer billing them while they receive treatment.
  • Assuring the timely filing of all paperwork.
  • Assuring that our customers' lost wages be reimbursed by their motor insurance provider if they were unable to work as a result of their injury.
  • Providing assistance to clients in obtaining payment for vehicle damage, towing bills, storage fees, and rental car costs.
  • Assisting our clients in recouping their out-of-pocket expenses as a result of an accident.
  • Negotiating hard with the auto insurance company.
  • Making a persuasive case in court for you.
  • We work with our clients to get the most money possible for their pain and suffering, physical handicap, disfigurement, and other accident-related damages.

Our client's needs are met at the Law Office of Doug Goyen. We take care of your medical bills. An Arlington personal injury lawyer will assist you in locating a medical center that can treat your ailments. We collect your lost wages as a result of your injury. We get our clients the full value of their cases and the money they deserve for their situations.

Doug Goyen worked as an accident claims adjuster for a number of years before receiving his Texas law license in 1997 and becoming an attorney. Attorney Doug Goyen's education, experience, training, and understanding combine to provide him a unique skill set that ensures you get the finest counsel possible for your accident case. If you've been hit as a pedestrian and need an Arlington accident injury lawyer, call (972) 599 4100 for a free phone consultation or use our internet contact form. There is no fee unless we win.

FREE CASE REVIEWS

If you are looking for an auto accident lawyer in Arlington, call (972) 599 4100. We offer free phone consultations. We also provide a free strategy session. The strategy session includes a summary of your case, legal issues involved, and legal issues we identify as being critical to maximizing the compensation owed.

THERE IS NO FEE IF WE DO NOT WIN

You owe us nothing if we are unable to recover. We charge a contingency fee structured to take a percentage of what we recover. As a performance-based contract, the better we do for you, the better we do for ourselves. This aligns our interests in the case with our client’s interests.

DIRECTIONS TO OUR OFFICE

Law Office of Doug Goyen
15851 Dallas Pkwy #605
Addison, Texas 75001
(972) 599 4100 phone
(972) 398 2629 fax

Directions to our office: We are on the southbound side of the service road to the Tollway. Stay on the Dallas North Tollway until you come to the Keller Springs exit. Take the Keller Spring exit. Stay on the service road on the southbound side and go just past Keller Springs. Our office is the 2nd building south of Keller Springs, located on the service road to the North Dallas Tollway in the Madison Business Center on the 6th floor.

By Doug Goyen, douggoyen@goyenlaw.com

Client Reviews
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You want a great lawyer who keeps you informed on whats going on speaks with you personally and gets the job done call Doug Goyen. He is excellent & very professional you wont go wrong choosing him!! Thanks again for all your help Mr. Goyen! Socorro V.
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Very efficient staff. I am VERY pleased with this firm. Gina W.
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Very professional job handling my accident claim. I had some ER bills, and some visits to my ortho after (and various other bills that kept coming in). I was afraid I was going to get stuck owing money, but Doug Goyen took care of the case and had everything paid, including compensating me for the injury. Great lawyer IMO. I felt like my case was taken care of very well. Thx!! Bernard M.
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Doug is a great attorney. He took care of my auto accident claim promptly, and answered any questions I had. I also had one of my hospital bills go into collections for non-payment. I was able to contact Doug a year after the accident, and received a copy of the check the hospital claimed they didn’t receive. I highly recommend this guy. David J.
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The Law Office of Doug Goyen helped me recovery every bit I was owed on my claim. Very happy I used them. They knew what they were doing, and kept me informed. I felt taken care of the whole way. You wont go wrong using them. Arthur H.
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Mr. Goyen helped me take on my own insurance company, the great and mighty Allstate. My prior firm basically dumped me, with a permanent injury because the case didn’t meet their financial guidelines for a settlement. I was a bicycle rider hit by a car driver at an intersection, and Allstate was the company on BOTH SIDES OF THE CLAIM. My own insurance company tried to throw me under the bus to limit their payout! Without Mr. Goyen’s help, I would have been left with NOTHING! I had thousands of dollars in unpaid medical bills, unable to receive treatment to correct the issue. He was unafraid and helped me get the best settlement I could … I am tremendously thankful! Pamala M.