Common Pedestrian Injuries and Damages in Austin
Pedestrians are usually the most defenseless, and therefore experience the most significant level of injury, of auto accident victims. Every day, people are injured on busy streets, in residential areas, in crosswalks, or at intersections. The injury inflicted on these victims often impacts their daily lives from that point forward.
Without the protection of a vehicle, pedestrians who are hit by a car are likely to suffer serious harm such as head trauma, spinal damage, and, in extreme cases, paralysis, or even wrongful death. In these unfortunate situations, compensation for the victim or their family will be based on the negligence of the driver as well as the harm done to the victim.
In addition to physical injury, pedestrians who are harmed by cars and other vehicles typically incur substantial medical bills, may require future care, suffer lost wages as well as reduced earning capacity, and may see their ability to enjoy life greatly reduced. Injured pedestrians should immediately seek legal representation to assist with their situation.