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Walking should be one of life’s simple pleasures. It’s a way to commute, exercise, or enjoy your surroundings.

But, in an instant, the negligence of a driver can turn a routine walk into a life-altering tragedy. Accidents involving pedestrians often result in injuries that are not only severe but can leave lasting scars, both physically and emotionally.

If you or a loved one has experienced this painful reality, you know that the financial burden shouldn’t fall on your shoulders. The person responsible must be held accountable.

At our Austin law firm, we help people with pedestrian injuries and families with pedestrian fatalities. Our personal injury attorneys have decades of experience in aggressively defending the rights of those whose lives have been disrupted by accidents.

Allow us to fight for the justice you deserve and help you rebuild a future filled with hope and healing. Contact an Austin pedestrian accident attorney to find out how we can help you today.

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Austin Injury Lawyers Who Will Aggressively Fight for Pedestrians Who’ve Been Hit by a Car

“Our goal is to help you through the process as quickly and efficiently as possible so you can focus on getting life back on track.”

What are Common Pedestrian Accident Injuries in Austin?

Pedestrians are usually the most defenseless and therefore experience the most significant level of injury in an auto accident.

Every day, people are injured on busy streets, in residential areas, in crosswalks, or at intersections. The injury inflicted on these victims often impacts their daily lives from that point forward.

Without the protection of a vehicle, pedestrians who are hit by a car are likely to suffer serious harm such as head trauma, spinal damage, and, in extreme cases, paralysis, or even wrongful death.

In these unfortunate situations, compensation for the victim or their family will be based on the negligence of the driver as well as the harm done to the victim.

In addition to physical injury, pedestrians who are harmed by cars and other vehicles typically incur substantial medical bills, future medical care, lost income, and reduced future earning capacity.

Additionally, many pedestrian accident injuries also cause people to lose their ability to enjoy life like they did before the accident.

It’s highly advisable for injured pedestrians to immediately seek legal representation to assist them with their injury case.

When Does Negligence Occur?

Everyone using the roadway in Texas must follow traffic laws and exercise reasonable care on the road. Pedestrians become increasingly vulnerable when motor vehicle operators fail to abide by the rules of the road.

When someone fails to exercise reasonable care, resulting in another person’s injuries, they can be held legally negligent with the help of a local Austin personal injury lawyer.

However, pedestrians must also exercise reasonable care when on or near a road. For example, if a pedestrian is injured in an accident after using a crosswalk without the right of way, the court may determine that they are partially or even totally liable for their own damages.

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What is Modified Comparative Fault?

Texas courts apply comparative negligence to determine fault in pedestrian accident cases. Each party will be assigned a percentage of blame based on their contributions to the accident.

Moreover, a court will reduce a claimant’s compensatory award in proportion to their percentage of fault.

This means that if a plaintiff is 10 percent at fault, they may only recover 90 percent of their total damages. However, an injured pedestrian who is 51 percent or more at fault for their own losses may not recover any damages.

To ensure you receive the maximum compensation you need and deserve, be sure to work with an attorney who is familiar with Texas’ comparative fault laws and who has experience in establishing damages at trial.

Contact an Austin Pedestrian Accident Lawyer Today

Pedestrians are particularly at risk when motorists fail to exercise care on the roadway and often endure pain and anxiety following an accident. You do not have to go through the process of seeking recovery alone. Our Austin pedestrian accident lawyers may be able to help secure compensation for your injuries.

If you are unsure about whether you have a valid civil claim, ask one of our attorneys. Call us today to get started on your case.

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