Pedestrian Accidents

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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.

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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.

Contact an Austin pedestrian accident lawyer at The Stewart Law Firm, PLLC to learn how we can help you.