Auto Accidents

San Antonio Pedestrian Lawyers

Have you been injured by a car or truck while walking on foot? Was the driver behaving negligently or irresponsibly? Contact Carabin & Shaw today to speak to a San Antonio pedestrian injury lawyer who will answer all your questions and offer guidance moving forward.

Your Rights as a Pedestrian

Drivers who strike a pedestrian in a traffic accident frequently attempt to claim that it was the pedestrian’s fault. However, if said pedestrian is adhering to basic traffic rules at the time of the incident, more than likely he or she is entitled to seek compensation for any and all damages accrued. This legal principle is otherwise simply known as “right of way.”

Imagine a car ready to turn right on a green light at a four-way intersection. Also poised to make a move is a pedestrian, who is standing on the corner next to the car and also waiting for the light – in his or her case, the ‘walk’ sign – to change. The driver of the car may carelessly try to beat the pedestrian to the crosswalk, but the concept of ‘right of way’ dictates that the pedestrian’s movement always claims the precedent of yield in these cases.

Anyone who has suffered injuries or harm as a pedestrian due to the negligent or inattentive actions of a driver is welcome at Carabin & Shaw. If you or a loved one has fallen victim as a pedestrian to this sort of driver carelessness in or around the San Antonio area, there is a Carabin & Shaw pedestrian injury lawyer in San Antonio available to help.

Pedestrian Accident Facts

When a motorist strikes a pedestrian, the injuries are almost always severe. In the event that a car strikes a person, the pedestrian is often thrown by the force of impact, or worse, dragged by the vehicle. The size difference between a person and an automobile, as well as a marked lack of protection for the pedestrian, can lead to injuries such as:

  • Amputations of one or more limbs
  • Brain injuries, traumatic or otherwise
  • Paralysis, total or partial
  • Injuries to the spinal cord
  • Injuries to the neck and/or back
  • Broken bones

Negligent drivers often collide with pedestrians because of distractions, such as:

  • Driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs
  • Eating or drinking while driving
  • Ignoring stop signs
  • Disregarding signal lights
  • Talking on a cell phone
  • Texting while driver
  • Talking to passengers
  • Failing to yield at crosswalk
  • Speeding

Some of the injuries that may be sustained in a pedestrian accident can have a life-long impact on your ability to enjoy a full life, and may even require long-term medical treatments. You may find yourself unable to work, in the short term or in the future. A competent pedestrian injury lawyer serving San Antonio will fight at all costs to see you properly compensated for any and all damages accrued from a pedestrian and or automobile accident. The negligent driver whose inattentiveness brought you harm must always be held accountable for the damages he or she caused.

Put Our Experience to Work for You

At Carabin & Shaw, our highly skilled and experienced attorneys draw on decades of invaluable experience, as well as a wide network of resources in order to best help our clients. For more than 20 years, our firm has handled all types of accidents in San Antonio and throughout Texas. As a client of Carabin & Shaw, our law firm will help you seek compensation for:

  • Medical bills
  • Physical therapy costs
  • Lost wages
  • Lost earning capacity
  • Pain and suffering
  • Loss of quality of life

The San Antonio accident attorneys at Carabin & Shaw will work tirelessly to achieve the best possible outcome for your injury claim. If you need a San Antonio pedestrian injury lawyer, choose Carabin & Shaw.

Contact us now to discuss your claim and gain assistance with any questions or insecurities about proceeding that you may have. Every client receives a free case consultation, and once our lawyers take your case, they will not collect any fees until and unless we recover money on your behalf. Call us today at 210.222.2288, or toll-free at 1.800.862.1260.

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