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A Brief Summary of the Following Article

 

  • Liability in Texas pedestrian accidents considers both drivers’ responsibility and pedestrian behavior, with external factors like road conditions also influencing outcomes.
  • Texas uses a modified comparative negligence system, adjusting compensation based on the pedestrian’s degree of fault in the accident.
  • Determining liability requires understanding both parties’ actions, with comparative negligence ensuring proportional fault distribution.
  • The Law Office of Shane McClelland, PLLC, offers expertise in pedestrian accidents, emphasizing compassion, personalized attention, transparent communication, and trust-building with clients.

Streets and roadways have to be shared by pedestrians and motor vehicles alike. While most of the time, everyone can coexist without an issue, pedestrian accidents can occur. Pedestrian accidents can lead to severe injuries, property damage, and, in tragic cases, wrongful death. Understanding how liability operates in these incidents is pivotal to recovering fair compensation. 

Navigating the intricacies of pedestrian accidents and the legal implications of liability can be overwhelming. A Sugar Land pedestrian accident attorney from The Law Office of Shane McClelland, PLLC, is here to guide you through these challenging times. With almost 20 years of experience and a client-centered approach that prioritizes compassion and empathy, Shane McClelland ensures you receive personalized attention, transparent communication, and a strong legal advocate who genuinely cares about your well-being. 

Navigating Liability and Comparative Negligence in Texas Pedestrian Accidents

Pedestrian accidents can lead to severe injuries, property damage, and even loss of life. Understanding how liability works in these accidents is crucial. Determining liability in pedestrian accidents involves assessing the actions of the parties involved, primarily the pedestrian and the driver. 

Several factors influence the assignment of liability:

  • Driver’s Responsibility: In most cases, the driver of a motor vehicle is held accountable for pedestrian accidents. Drivers are legally obligated to exercise reasonable care and comply with traffic laws. If a driver acts recklessly in a way that causes a pedestrian injury, they can be found liable for the accident.
  • Pedestrian Behavior: Pedestrians also have a duty to act responsibly and prudently. Instances of pedestrian negligence, such as jaywalking, crossing roads without the right of way, or walking under the influence, can influence the assignment of liability.
  • Other Contributing Factors: Liability in pedestrian accidents is not always limited to just the pedestrian and the driver. Factors such as poorly maintained roads or hazardous road conditions can also play a role. In such cases, government entities, contractors, or property owners may share in the liability.

Understanding the role of comparative negligence is vital in pedestrian accident cases. Texas applies a modified comparative negligence system, which means that if both the pedestrian and the driver are deemed to share responsibility for the accident, the financial compensation awarded to the pedestrian will be reduced in proportion to their degree of fault. 

So, if the pedestrian is found to be 50% or less at fault, they can recover damages. The compensation awarded is reduced by the percentage of fault attributed to them. However, if the pedestrian is found to be 51% or more at fault, they cannot recover any damages from the other party.

How the Law Office of Shane McClelland, PLLC Can Help

Pedestrian accidents can be life-altering, leading to severe injuries and trauma. In the aftermath of such an incident, having the right legal support can make all the difference in your journey toward justice and recovery. The Law Office of Shane McClelland, PLLC is dedicated to helping those affected by pedestrian accidents, offering expertise, compassion, and a client-centered approach.

Legal Expertise in Pedestrian Accidents

Shane McClelland specializes in personal injury cases in Sugar Land, including pedestrian accidents. This extensive background equips him with the knowledge and skills to navigate the complexities of such cases. He understands the intricacies of liability, comparative negligence, and the legal processes involved, ensuring you have a strong legal advocate in your corner.

Compassion and Empathy

Shane McClelland’s background in working with high school students who needed a caring and empathetic adult underscores his deep commitment to compassion. He genuinely cares about the well-being of his clients, understanding the toll a pedestrian accident can take. When you work with the Law Office of Shane McClelland, PLLC, you’re not just a case but an individual with unique needs and challenges.

Personalized Attention

Large law firms often hand off cases to their less experienced attorneys to handle. At the Law Office of Shane McClelland we believe every case is important and deserves the full attention of an experienced Sugar Land, TX pedestrian accident lawyer. Shane McClelland speaks directly with his clients rather than delegating communication to staff members. This level of personalized attention means you have the guidance and support of an experienced Sugar Land pedestrian accident lawyer at every step of your legal journey. Whether it’s answering questions, addressing concerns, or providing updates on your case, you can rely on Shane McClelland to be there for you.

Transparent Communication

Clear and open communication is paramount in legal proceedings. Shane McClelland makes it a priority to return phone calls and emails promptly. This transparent communication not only reduces stress and uncertainty but also ensures that you’re kept informed about the progress of your case.

Building Trust

A cornerstone of the Law Office of Shane McClelland, PLLC is the establishment of trust with clients. This trust forms the basis of a strong working partnership, allowing you to feel satisfied and confident that your case is receiving the full attention necessary to achieve the best outcome for you and your family.

Contact an Experienced Sugar Land Pedestrian Accident Lawyer Today

Pedestrian accidents are traumatic events that can leave individuals and families in physical and mental distress. With almost 20 years of experience and a commitment to providing not just legal guidance but also compassion and empathy, Shane McClelland offers personalized attention, transparent communication, and a sincere dedication to your well-being. 

Put your trust in Shane McClelland, a Sugar Land pedestrian accident attorney who goes beyond the legal aspects of your case. Contact the Law Office of Shane McClelland, PLLC today through our online contact form or by calling (713) 987-7107.

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