Helping Injured Pedestrians Pursue Compensation
On average, one pedestrian is killed almost every day in a Texas traffic accident and thousands more Texans are injured each year when they are hit by cars. So often, these are preventable accidents caused by motorists who are violating traffic laws, distracted by something other than driving, too focused on other vehicles to notice people on foot, or just in too much of a rush.
While pedestrian injuries and fatalities have steadily declined in the last two decades, that is no consolation when it happens in your family. At Leonard B. Gabbay, P.C. we do not treat you as a statistic or a case number. We work closely with clients to understand the physical, financial and personal impact of their injuries, and we work aggressively to hold negligent drivers accountable for needless injuries.
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Serving Austin and surrounding counties of Central Texas, our auto accident law firm thoroughly investigate pedestrian accidents to understand what happened. We know that if drivers are looking for walkers, joggers or children, they will see them. While the defense lawyers for the driver and the insurance companies will try to pass off responsibility to the victim, the real focus is the driver’s negligence:
- Cellphone use or other distracted driving
- Speeding in a downtown, school or residential zone
- Failure to yield to pedestrians when turning at intersections
- Running a red light or stop sign
- Backing up (driveways, parking lots)
- Drifting onto the shoulder
- Driving drunk
- Texting and driving