Personal Injury

Common Pedestrian Accident Injuries

Posted by Trent Kelly on June 22, 2021
Common Pedestrian Accident Injuries

Pedestrian accidents can occur just about anywhere that pedestrians tend to be present, including at traffic intersections, on sidewalks, and in parking lots and parking garages. More often than not, these accidents are the result of motor vehicle operator negligence and carelessness. 

If you have been injured in a pedestrian accident that was caused by a negligent motor vehicle operator or someone else, the experienced Austin pedestrian accident lawyers at TK Injury Lawyers, will work to help you recover monetary compensation that fairly compensates you for all of your injuries and damages. Please give us a call today to learn more about how we can pursue compensation on your behalf for your pedestrian accident injuries.  

Types of Pedestrian Accident Injuries

When a motor vehicle collides with a pedestrian, it is usually the pedestrian – as opposed to the motor vehicle occupants – who suffers the more serious injuries. This is because, unlike motor vehicle drivers and their passengers, pedestrians do not have a covering or outer shell surrounding them at the time of a collision. A forceful impact can knock a pedestrian to the ground, resulting in serious consequences.

Pedestrian accidents frequently lead to injuries that are debilitating and which require a significant amount of medical treatment. Injured pedestrians may also need to miss time away from work in order to recuperate from their injuries. Common injuries that victims of pedestrian accidents often suffer include the following:

If you have suffered one or more of these injuries in your pedestrian accident, it is important that you receive the medical treatment that you need as quickly as possible. You should also consult with an experienced Austin pedestrian accident lawyer about all of your legal options. 

How Do Pedestrian Accidents Typically Occur?

Pedestrian accidents are usually the result of motor vehicle operator negligence. That negligence could include the following:

  • Failing to give proper care and attention to the road and engaging in distracted driving
  • Operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of drugs or alcohol
  • Disregarding traffic laws and regulations, such as by exceeding the posted speed limit

In order to prevail in a personal injury case resulting from a pedestrian accident, you must be able to demonstrate that a motor vehicle operator (or some other person or entity) was careless, unreasonable, or negligent in some way. If you are able to satisfy that legal burden, you could pursue and recover compensation for your medical expenses, lost earnings, and pain and suffering. 

Speak with an Experienced Austin Pedestrian Accident Lawyer Today

The skilled legal team at TK Injury Lawyers, can help you pursue and recover the damages that you deserve for all of your pedestrian accident injuries. For a free legal consultation and case evaluation with a knowledgeable Austin pedestrian accident attorney, please call today at (512) 910-2000 or contact us online for more information about how we can help.

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