Pedestrians need to protect their rights
A car accident is always a concern, but an accident between two or more vehicles that were travelling at low speeds can often feel routine. The terms that are used to describe these incidents reflect there casual nature, for example, fender bender.
This is not the case when the accident involves a pedestrian, because the degree of injuries that are suffered by the pedestrian are often life altering and, sadly, even fatal.
In a congested metropolitan area like Austin, Texas, a driver has to contend with limited space while following the rules of the road and avoiding the many other drivers and vehicles that share the street.
With the added distractions that come with modernity, like texting, a driver’s attention can often be distracted and can lead to an accident involving a pedestrian.
In defending claims against negligent drivers, insurance companies and defense attorneys will look to avoid and deflect responsibility away from the driver.
We understand that an innocent pedestrian is often concerned with recovering from the devastating injuries they have suffered, and because of that, they are vulnerable to untruthful claims and accusations.
In accidents involving pedestrians, the driver and insurance companies realize that large settlements may be at stake. This concern prompts these parties to initiate in depth investigations in an attempt to discover any detail that will absolve the driver of fault or at least mitigate potential damages.
By contacting an experienced personal injury law firm like ours, you are ensuring that an advocate is working to protect your interests allowing you to focus on your health and hopefully returning to your pre-accident condition while at the same time holding the negligent driver responsible for their actions.