Austin Pedestrian Accident Lawyer

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Pedestrians deserve safety, whether they are on their way to work, exploring their neighborhood, or spending a day hiking. However, pedestrian accidents remain far too common in the Austin area. Accidents involving pedestrians often leave victims with permanent disabilities, disfigurement, and significant financial burdens.

We have been practicing personal injury law for more than 25 years, and during that time, we have taken on insurance companies while handling many pedestrian accident cases. Keep reading for some of our pedestrian accident case results:

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If you have been injured in an Austin pedestrian accident, Anderson Injury Lawyers is here to help. Our team of personal injury attorneys will fight vigorously to get you the compensation you are owed. Contact us or call us at (214) 225-7773 to discuss your case.

We work on a no win, no fee basis, meaning that if we don’t win you fair compensation, you owe us nothing. We offer free, no-obligation consultations.

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What We Can Do for You After a Pedestrian Accident in Austin

  • A Free Consultation

    We always offer clients a free consultation following an accident. We believe you deserve a no-obligation, no-risk appointment that allows you to explore your options and find out how we can help you.

  • No Fee Unless We Win

    When you hire Anderson Injury Lawyers, you pay nothing upfront. There is no fee unless we win.

  • Comprehensive Investigation of Your Accident

    By investigating your pedestrian accident, we strive to build the strongest case possible to hold the other party accountable for their negligence.

  • Help Seeking Medical Care

    We know many people put off medical care because they are afraid of the cost. We will help you get the medical care that lets you delay payments until your case is over.

  • Aggressive Negotiation on Your Behalf

    After we have fully investigated your accident, we are ready to fight the insurance company. By presenting an impenetrable case, we fully expect to secure fair compensation for you.

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Types of Pedestrian Accidents

At Anderson Injury Lawyers, we take on a wide range of pedestrian accidents in Austin and other Texas communities. However, most accidents involve a car, SUV, van, or motorcycle. Because of this, injuries are often severe and expenses are often extremely high.

Common Pedestrian Accident Injuries:

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Common Causes

Pedestrian accidents occur in a variety of places and can be traced to several different causes.

In Austin, pedestrian accidents are often caused by:

  • Speeding: Speeding is one of the most common causes of all vehicle accidents, and the same is true for those involving pedestrians. Drivers who do not obey the posted speed limit are unlikely to be able to stop promptly if a pedestrian steps out in front of them.
  • Fatigue and impairment: Drivers who are fatigued and drivers who are impaired both suffer slow reaction times and lapses in judgment.
  • Distracted driving: Drivers who take their eyes off the road for a fraction of a second put nearby pedestrians at risk. Whether they are checking their phone, eating, drinking, or changing the radio station, they may be unable to react promptly to pedestrians in their path.
  • Poorly marked crosswalks: Intersections where pedestrians can cross should be marked with white lines. When these marks wear off, drivers may not know to watch out for pedestrians.
  • Unsafe intersections: Some intersections only display a “walk” signal when no one can turn into the pedestrian’s path. This is the safest setup for pedestrians. Other intersections display “walk” signals even if left-turning or right-turning cars may cross their path.

Austin is an exceptionally dangerous city for pedestrians.

Pedestrian Accident Statistics

A February 2020 report indicates a four-year high for traffic deaths, and 41% of those are pedestrian fatalities. Almost half of those fatalities occurred on highways or service roads, both of which are extremely dangerous for pedestrians.

In the city’s Pedestrian Safety Action Plan, city officials outline that most fatalities occur on roads with speed limits of 45 MPH or higher. Street lighting improves outcomes. In the coming years, the city will implement traffic signal modifications and improve street lighting. More crashes happen during daytime hours, but those that occur after dark are more severe.

Some of the most dangerous intersections in Austin include:

  • Interstate 35 and MLK Boulevard
  • Lamar Boulevard and Parmer Lane
  • U.S. 183 and Cameron Road

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Steps After an Accident

If you are hit by a vehicle, take these steps to get the care you need and protect yourself:

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Compensation

Our goal is to help clients get as much compensation as they can after a pedestrian accident, whether that occurs through litigation or an insurance settlement.

When we meet with you for a free consultation, we will discuss multiple types of compensation, including:

  • Medical bills and future medical expenses
  • Lost wages
  • Loss of earning capacity
  • Pain and suffering
  • Mental anguish
  • Disfigurement
  • Disability

Notable Result

  • $850,000 for Pedestrian Who Was Hit by Truck, Lost Her Leg

  • $312,500 Awarded to Airport Accident Victim

  • Armored Car Wreck Victim Wins $230,000 Settlement

  • $115,000 to Passenger Hurt in Fort Worth Bus Accident

  • $112,500 Settlement in Underinsured Motorist Claim

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Additional Information About Pedestrian Accidents

What You Need to Know About Pedestrian Accidents

Texas follows a modified comparative negligence rule. Under this law, the victim of an accident may still seek compensation from the other party, even if the victim was partially responsible for the accident. To receive compensation, you must be 50% or less at fault for the accident. Your percentage of fault will reduce your compensation accordingly.

Unfortunately, pedestrian accidents are often fatal. If a family member was killed in a pedestrian accident, reach out to our team. We will help you pursue damages through a wrongful death claim.

Contact Us

If you suffered harm in an accident or any incident caused by negligence, contact Anderson Injury Lawyers right away. We offer individualized attention, over 25 years of experience, and everything you need to get everything you deserve.

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