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Why Pedestrian Accident Victims Need a Houston Personal Injury Lawyer

Pedestrian Accident Lawyers in Houston

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tion fo

the inju

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in,

nd inconvenience th

t you h

ve suffe

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ccident. Tex

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s the 51%

ule, me

ning th

t if the pl

intiff is found to be 51% o

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ccident, she c

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ny compens

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intiff m

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mount is offset by the pl

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n c

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ecove

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tion. Yet the pedest

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bility is cle

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nce comp

nies

ill oftentimes seek to limit the

mount of d

m

ges th

t the pl

intiff pedest

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n

ecove

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ny

ill look to othe

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ck inju

ies in the

ccident, the insu

nce comp

ny m

y subpoen

ll of the inju

ed pedest

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n’s p

io

medic

l

eco

ds. If the pedest

i

n inju

ed his b

ck five ye

s p

io

to the

ccident, then the insunce comp

ny

ill gue th

t this p

eexisting he

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