Austin Pedestrian Accident Lawyers
STANDING UP FOR INJURY VICTIMS THROUGHOUT THE STATE OF TEXAS
Austin Pedestrian accidents happen way too frequently. According to the Texas of Department of Transportation, 660 pedestrians were killed in motor vehicle-related accidents in the Lone Star State in 2019 alone. When compared to car accidents, these types of situations can be much more dangerous and deadly, as the pedestrian is completely exposed to the vehicle. Even when a driver is going at a slower speed or able to slow down their car a little bit, the impact can still result in devastating injuries for the average pedestrian.
If you or a loved one has been hurt, call our Austin personal injury attorneys here at Glen Larson Law. We are backed by more than a decade of experience and know-how to successfully advocate for the injured.
WHAT CAUSED YOUR ACCIDENT?
There are countless issues that could have led to an accident. Most often, we see that drivers are texting while driving, distracted behind the wheel, or demonstrating some other form of negligence when pedestrian accidents happen.
Common issues that can lead to pedestrian accidents:
- Driver inattention (eating / drinking, texting, talking on the phone, etc.)
- Sleepy or drowsy driving
- Failure to check crosswalk
- Failure to check blind spots
- Failure to yield to the right of way
- Speeding through stoplights or stop signs
- Poor visibility due to defective design
If a driver’s negligence has led to your injuries sustained in a pedestrian accident, it is crucial that you reach out to our firm today. We have a proven litigator on staff that knows how to go to battle in and out of the courtroom and can stand up for your rights.
TEXAS PEDESTRIAN FAQ
Q. Do pedestrians always have the right of way in Texas?
No. Vehicles are required by law to yield to pedestrians in any marked or unmarked crosswalks (unmarked crosswalks generally occur at intersections or areas where a sidewalk breaks momentarily to allow traffic to pass through). However, pedestrians are responsible to yield to vehicles whenever crossing a road anywhere but in a marked or unmarked crosswalk.
Q. Where do most pedestrian collisions occur?
Overall, most pedestrian accidents occur in populated, urban areas. Texas is one of the top states where pedestrian accidents and fatalities occur, along with New York, Florida, and California.
Q. Does a jaywalker have the right of way?
The right of way when it comes to jaywalking in Texas can be murky at times. Under certain circumstances, pedestrians may be permitted to cross the road in another location, even if a traffic light is present. However, if you were struck while jaywalking there is a chance that you can be found partially at fault for the accident. It’s important that you secure a lawyer to represent you in situations like this because it’s still possible for you to recover compensation, even if you are found partially at fault.
YOUR CONSULTATION IS JUST A PHONE CALL AWAY
While you may be suffering substantial bills due to hospital expenses, follow-up appointments, missed time at work, and other issues, Glen Larson Law is here to help you pursue maximum compensation for your damages.
Your consultation is just a phone call away! Take the first step in your case by calling our trusted Austin pedestrian injury attorneys at (512) 883-0277 today.