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4 Steps to Take After a Pedestrian Accident in Dallas 

 Posted on December 20, 2021 in Car Accidents

dallas personal injury lawyerYou have probably been told many times what to do after a motor vehicle accident if you were driving. However, few would know what steps to take after being hit by a car as a pedestrian. In many cases, the pedestrian is transported to the hospital by ambulance immediately after the accident and is unable to even exchange information with the driver at the scene. One of the smartest things you can do after getting hit by a car, as soon as you are able, is to contact an attorney. A qualified lawyer can take over investigating the accident and building your case while you recover. 

What to Do if You Are Hit by a Car While Walking

Accidents between a motor vehicle and a pedestrian tend to cause severe injuries. Recovering compensation for all your costs such as medical expenses and lost wages can be very important, as these costs can be quite high. Steps you can take to help preserve your claim and set you on the path to receiving compensation include: 

  • Emergency care - It is crucial that you seek medical care after getting hit by a car. Injuries that may not be readily apparent, like internal bleeding and head trauma, are common. The adrenaline rush you may experience can temporarily block pain, making it more difficult to tell if you are injured right away. You will need to be fully evaluated by a doctor after this type of accident. 

  • Call 911 - Even if you do not believe you need an ambulance, you will need the police. Officers typically take the situation very seriously when a pedestrian is hit by a car, so they will likely want to conduct their own investigation. The police report may help you later. If you were taken to the hospital by ambulance, file a report as soon as you are able to. 

  • Take notes - Write down as much as you remember about the accident, including details about the other vehicle and driver. After a traumatic experience, people can sometimes start to forget details. Jotting down what you remember shortly after the accident can later jog your memory. 

  • Gather information - Once you are able to, try to get the driver’s information, including name, license plate number, and insurance policy information. 

Contacting an attorney as soon as possible can also help tremendously. Having an experienced lawyer handle your claims process can allow you to focus on recovering. 

Call a Dallas Count Pedestrian Accident Lawyer

If you have been hit by a car, Jerry D. Andrews, P.C. can guide you through the process of filing a claim. Our skilled Dallas pedestrian accident lawyers will advocate for you to receive full compensation for all your damages. Call us at 214-221-5800 for a free consultation. 



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