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While many responsible drivers share the road with pedestrians by being
aware of their surroundings and yielding the right-of-way, some drivers
are not so careful. All too often, drivers who fail in this duty of care
cause serious accidents to vulnerable pedestrians. This negligence can
lead to serious injury, including
brain injuries and
spinal cord injuries.
Being hurt in an accident can be overwhelming, and you may have questions
about what to do next. The Stewart Law Firm, PLLC stands ready to protect
your rights and fight for the compensation you need to recover. With decades
of legal experience handling personal injury cases in Austin, you can
be confident entrusting your case to our team.
Hurt in a pedestrian accident? Fill out a FREE online
case evaluation form to request a meeting with an
Austin personal injury attorney.
Who is Liable for My Pedestrian Accident?
Pedestrian accidents have many potential causes, and thus, there may be
one or more liable parties that contributed to the accident. Most commonly,
pedestrian accidents are caused by driver negligence, which can take several forms.
Drivers can be held liable for damages for some of the following reasons:
- Driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol
- Running red lights or stop signs
- Failing to yield the right-of-way at crosswalks
- Speeding and other reckless driving behaviors
Because each case is different, we encourage you to get in touch with an
Austin pedestrian accident attorney at The Stewart Law Firm, PLLC to talk
about your options. You may be entitled to compensation to cover costs
associated with your accident, including past and future medical care,
rehabilitation costs, lost wages, pain and suffering, and more.
Other Parties Who May Be Liable for Damages
Drivers are not the only people who can cause a pedestrian accident. Some
pedestrian accidents are the result of other hazardous conditions, like
negligent maintenance or poorly maintained areas around construction sites.
For example, a pedestrian accident may become a premises liability issue
if the individual tripped and fell over broken pavement—in which
case the city or owner of the property where the accident occurred would
be responsible for damages.
Seeking Justice for a Fatal Pedestrian Accident
If you have suffered the loss of a loved one in a pedestrian accident,
you may be eligible to file a
wrongful death claim. In Texas, the parents, children, and spouse of the victim may file
a claim for damages, which may include funeral and burial expenses, pain
and suffering, loss of companionship, loss of support, and more. Any of
the above-listed family members may file, or they can choose to group
together to file jointly. Unfortunately, siblings are not eligible to file.
Contact Us 24/7 for Your Free, No-Risk Consultation
The personal injury attorney at The Stewart Law Firm, PLLC is ready to
put our extensive experience to work in your pedestrian accident case.
We are prepared to do everything in our power to obtain all the details
of your accident and to undertake comprehensive discovery and investigation
to fully prepare the case for negotiation or trial.
We let nothing stand in our way when pursuing maximum compensation on your
behalf. As our client, you won't have to pay any fees unless we obtain
compensation for you. With free case evaluations, you have nothing to
lose and much to gain. Since the Texas statute of limitations only allows
injury victims two years to file a claim, time is of the essence.