Most Common Pedestrian Accidents in Austin
Almost everyone, especially in urban areas such as Austin, becomes a pedestrian at some point during the day. Unfortunately, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reports over 76,000 people suffering injuries as a result of an accident with a motor vehicle while on foot.
When a pedestrian is involved in an accident with a motor vehicle the injuries can be astonishing. Pedestrians lack any of the protections that drivers have, leaving them subject to serious injuries should they be struck by a vehicle. These injuries can have life-changing physical, mental, and financial consequences for those whom are injured.
If you or someone you know has been injured in a pedestrian accident in Austin, it’s important to employ the help of Austin pedestrian injury lawyers with Carabin Shaw to assist you with your case. The team of attorneys at Carabin Shaw understand the most common pedestrian accidents in Austin and have a proven track record of success fighting and winning compensation for clients in the same circumstances.The Most Common Pedestrian Accidents in Austin
Drivers may be around hundreds of pedestrians on a daily basis, especially in bustling metropolis areas such as Austin. Although drivers should understand how to navigate their vehicle in the presence of pedestrians, this is not always the case, and this can lead to serious injuries and even fatalities. Some of the most common pedestrian accidents in Austin involve the following factors:
- Hit-and-run accidents: Hit-and-runs are one of the most common forms of pedestrian related accidents in Austin, and these accidents always warrant the help of an experienced attorney. Drivers in hit-and-run cases usually do not have insurance or are not financially able to afford whatever the damages may be, causing them to flee. It can be tricky to navigate a case in which a driver is not present to be held responsible, but an attorney has the knowledge and resources to track down whomever may be responsible for the hit-and-run accident and ensure that you receive the compensation you deserve.
- Crosswalk accidents: Crosswalks are essential to ensure the safety of both drivers and pedestrians. However, a driver’s failing to pay attention to crosswalks and their signals can result in serious injury – and sometimes fatality – to pedestrians trying to cross the street. Pedestrians should always look both ways, but the buck of responsibility legally stops at the driver.
- Backup accidents: A driver who is unable to see what is behind them when reversing is another common factor in pedestrian accidents. Although many cars are now equipped with backup cameras and other devices to prevent these accidents, any inattentive driver can still cause strike any pedestrian in the vicinity of their vehicle.
- Distracted driving: With the rise of technology, the number of devices available to distract a driver is staggering. From GPS systems to radios, cell phones, and even eating, taking your attention away from the road for even a moment can lead to serious accidents with not only other vehicles, but innocent pedestrians around you.
The above are just some of the circumstances that could lead to a devastating outcome for a pedestrian. If you were injured by a negligent driver in Austin, contacting an experienced attorney could greatly impact the outcome of your case.Attorneys Who Care About You
At Carabin Shaw, we understand the vulnerable situation an injured pedestrian is in after an accident, and we also understand how important it is to act quickly. Our experienced team of attorneys prides themselves on their track record of winning compensation for pedestrians injured in Austin auto accidents and work hard to protect our clients’ interests and provide legal support every step of the way. Our team has the know-how and resources to take on insurance companies and build a case that ensures justice and compensation for the pain and suffering you have experienced.
If you or someone you know has been hit by a vehicle as a pedestrian, contact the team of attorneys at Carabin Shaw today for a free consultation. Our team works on a contingency basis, and our representatives can take calls in English and Spanish. Contact us today at 800-862-1260, toll-free, or locally at 512-832-1101.
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