Unfortunately, pedestrian accidents are quite common in Austin. A recent study ranked Austin higher for pedestrian risks than larger cities such as Los Angeles and Chicago. Even when pedestrian accidents aren’t fatal, these accidents can still cause serious injury, and victims should speak with a Personal Injury Attorney about their rights.
Since pedestrians are completely exposed and unprotected, they are at a severe disadvantage when involved in an accident. Factors such as where the accident occurred, the size of the vehicle involved in the accident, the vehicle’s speed, and many other factors impact how severe the pedestrian’s injury may be.
Common injuries from a pedestrian accident include:
Many times, the severity of the pedestrian’s injuries can cause medical bills and emergency surgeries to become financially crippling. One of our car accident lawyers in Austin, TX can help you or your loved one recover the costs for medical expenses caused by a pedestrian accident.
Oftentimes, pedestrian accidents are caused by the negligence of the driver of the vehicle. Common causes of pedestrian accidents are:
While it’s important for drivers to be attentive, it’s also important that pedestrians don’t inadvertently put themselves at risk. There are a few simple ways pedestrians can help reduce the risk of accidents:
If you or a loved one has been injured or killed in an accident at the fault of a driver, contact our Experienced Pedestrian Injury Attorneys at Terry & Kelly Injury Lawyers today. We can help you protect your rights and recover the compensation you deserve.
October is a time for Halloween, but it’s also notably National Pedestrian Safety Month. Therefore, it’s a good time for anyone trick-or-treating and others to review and observe the rules of traveling by foot. If you are in a pedestrian accident, always speak with an Austin pedestrian accident lawyer who can help. Current Fatality Updates […]
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