Austin Pedestrian Accident
At some point in their day, almost everyone becomes a pedestrian, especially in urban areas such as Austin. According to the Governor’s Highway Safety Association (GHSA), pedestrian deaths totaled 6,000 in 2017, and that number is only increasing as distracted driving proves more and more to be he leading cause.
Pedestrian-related accidents can occur anywhere in Austin, and can have severe – even fatal – consequences. If you or someone you know has suffered injuries as a result of a pedestrian accident, you should contact an Austin pedestrian accident attorney to assist you with your case. The experienced Austin accident attorneys with Carabin Shaw understand that pedestrians can become vulnerable to serious injuries due to the recklessness of another driver, and we will work to ensure that driver is held financially responsible.Common Types of Austin Pedestrian Accidents
Any type of accident involving a pedestrian in Austin can have serious and fatal consequences and most accidents are caused by drivers acting careless or negligent. Some of the most commonly seen pedestrian-related accidents include:
- Crosswalk accidents
- Turning and merging accidents
- Parking lot accidents
- Speeding accidents
- Hit-and-run accidents
- Walking, jogging or running accidents
- Reversing accidents
No matter the type of accident you may have been involved in, a Carabin Shaw Austin pedestrian accident attorney has the knowledge and resources readily available to build a solid foundation for your personal injury case.Common Causes of Pedestrian-Related Accidents
In order to hold a driver responsible in a pedestrian-related accident case, an attorney must be able to prove that the driver’s careless actions resulted in the injuries sustained from the accident. Some of the most common causes of careless actions that result in the driver being held financially responsible include:
- Distracted driving
- Failure to yield
- Running traffic lights or stop signs
- Fatigued driving
Usually, the above causes of pedestrian related accidents can serve as proof of a driver acting negligently. For example, a driver who saw a light turn red but chose to run it anyway, resulting in an accident, is proof of negligent action. Proving negligence can increase the chance of an injured pedestrian receiving ample compensation for the pain and suffering they have had to experience as a result of their accident.Why You Need an Experienced Austin Pedestrian Accident Attorney
Pedestrian accident cases aren’t as cut and dry as they may seem. In cases such as a hit-and-run, it can be challenging to ensure you find the person responsible for the injuries you have experienced. To have a chance at receiving ample compensation for your Austin auto accidents injuries, you need an experienced attorney with a track record of winning pedestrian related cases in Austin.
The team of experienced attorneys with Carabin Shaw, will work tirelessly to hold the driver involved in your accident liable for the pain, suffering, medical debt and loss you have experienced. We have the know-how and resources to build a solid case and negotiate your settlement to ensure you receive ample compensation for your injuries while you take the time to recover.We’re Here to Help: Initial Consultation is Free
For experienced attorneys who will work hard to advocate for you, contact the team of attorneys at Carabin Shaw toll free at 800-862-1260 or locally at 512-832-1101.
Carabin Shaw attorneys work on a contingency basis and offer a first free, no-obligation consultation. Our offices are located at 111 Congress Ave #500, Austin, TX 78704.
1609 Shoal Creek Blvd #100
Austin, TX 78701