Why Choose Kemmy Law Firm?
We’ve helped accident victims throughout the Permian Basin for years, with over five decades of combined experience handling cases like yours.
We’ll help your claim by:
- Meeting with you to discuss the details of your case in our 100% free consultation
- Conducting an in-depth investigation into your case to gather evidence to support your claim
- Calculating your damages to ensure you’re compensated for every way your injuries have impacted your life
- Hiring expert witnesses to help establish fault in your case
- Filing your personal injury or wrongful death claim
- Aggressively negotiating with the at-fault insurer for maximum compensation
- If necessary, representing you in court
In addition to the many ways we can help your claim, you should also know that we are a family-owned and operated law firm in the Permian Basin. We treat each client as if they were a close friend and take care of you during your greatest time of need.
We intentionally limit our caseload to ensure each case receives the direct attention it deserves. You can rest assured that you’ll benefit from quality representation when you choose our firm.
Your Rights as a Pedestrian in Texas
As your pedestrian accident attorney, we aim to clearly explain how the law applies to your case. Texas law states that you have rights as a pedestrian, and drivers who violate those rights could be at fault if they cause injury or death. Our unique legal insight can help address any questions you may have.
When Do Pedestrians Have the Right of Way?
You have the right of way to cross the road within a marked or unmarked crosswalk in the following scenarios:
- You’re facing a green stoplight signal (unless it’s the sole green arrow for turning)
- You’re facing a “Walk” signal
- No traffic signal is in operation
- You are on or closely approaching the half of the roadway the vehicle is traveling on
When Could the Pedestrian Be At Fault?
In some situations, you do not have the right of way and must yield to oncoming traffic. These scenarios include the following:
- You cross the road when facing a red signal
- You cross the road when facing a “Don’t Walk” or “Wait” signal
You could also be partially at fault if you leave a curb to enter the path of a car that is too close to stop.
If any of these facts are present in your case, that doesn’t mean you are barred from pursuing compensation. Texas’ comparative negligence laws state that you can still obtain compensation if your liability is not greater than 50%.
What’s the Driver’s Responsibility?
Despite situations where you could be partially at fault for your injuries, drivers must always exercise due care to avoid hitting pedestrians. They should always stay alert and use their horn when necessary to warn pedestrians crossing the road. Furthermore, drivers must take precautions when they see a child or an obviously confused or incapacitated person that enters a busy roadway.