Some of the most dangerous places in Austin are where pedestrians and vehicles intersect. Crosswalks and intersections are the settings of dozens of serious pedestrian-vehicle collisions each year. In 2019, 2 out of every 5 people killed on Austin roads were on foot. Many of these accidents trace back to driver negligence, such as texting and driving.
If you have injuries from a car accident as a pedestrian, call the Austin pedestrian accident lawyers at Villarreal & Begum Law Firm for a free consultation. A driver or another negligent party may owe you compensation. Our personal injury attorneys in Austin may be able to help you bring a cause of action.
At the Villarreal & Begum Law Firm, we support pedestrian safety in our community. We work hard to secure justice for injured pedestrians, bicyclists and other vulnerable road users in Austin. We understand how physically and emotionally devastating a pedestrian-vehicle collision can be for the pedestrian. These collisions often cause catastrophic injuries.
A claim against the at-fault driver or another responsible party could lead to compensation to make up for serious personal injuries. According to the CDC, pedestrians aged 65 and older accounted for 20% of all pedestrian deaths, and while a settlement or verdict cannot reverse your injuries or losses, it can help you pay your bills and move forward. A compensatory award could pay for your health care, lost wages, pain and suffering, and more.
Although preventing pedestrian accidents would be ideal, sometimes that is not possible for you to achieve. That is when it is important to take the right steps after an accident occurs.
Many pedestrian accident claims point to the liability of the driver. A driver may have to pay you for damages if the driver was negligent, reckless or wanton in causing or contributing to the crash. If a driver collided with you while you were walking or jogging in Austin, take certain steps to improve your chances of a successful case against that party:
Next, contact the attorneys at the Villarreal & Begum Law Firm for a free pedestrian accident case review. We can take action immediately to improve your chances of successfully securing compensation, including collecting police reports and medical records. We can help you identify the defendant, collect any evidence as to fault or negligence, and negotiate with insurance companies on your behalf.
Most pedestrian-vehicle collisions are preventable. Distracted, reckless, aggressive and negligent drivers may fail to see and/or yield to pedestrians. At the Villarreal & Begum Law Firm, our pedestrian and car accident attorneys in Austin help pedestrians seek justice and maximum compensation after accidents. Find out how the Texas Law Guns can help you today. Call (512) 888-7777 or contact us online to schedule a free consultation.