Pedestrians are usually the most defenseless of auto accident victims. It is sad that people are injured every day on busy streets, in residential areas, in crosswalks, or at intersections. The victims of such incidents often see their life changed forever. They incur substantial medical bills, may require future care, they suffer lost wages as well as reduced earning capacity, and they may see their ability to enjoy life greatly reduced. Injured pedestrians should immediately seek legal representation to assist with their situation. Our Austin injury lawyer has been practicing for over twenty years and aggressively defends the rights of injured pedestrians. Call today to speak with our attorney.
Aggressive attorneys for Austin and Travis County pedestrians who have been hit by a car
Pedestrians who have been hit by a car are likely to have suffered serious harm. Most have likely endured serious injuries such as head trauma, spinal damage, and in extreme cases paralysis or even wrongful death. Compensation will be based on the negligence of the driver as well as the harm done to the victim. This means that one requires an attorney who is familiar with Texas’ comparative fault laws and who has experience in establishing damages at trial. Finding these qualities in counsel is crucial to such a case.
The first step in a pedestrian accident case is to establish the extent to which the victim was harmed. In a serious injury case, this may require the use of medical and vocational experts to show the amount of future care that will be provided as well as how the victim’s earning potential was impacted by the accident. Once damages can be reasonably determined, then a demand for payment is sent to the insurance company. If settlement cannot be reached, then a negligence lawsuit will be filed in the court. The case will be presided over by a judge and either a judge or a jury will make the final decision as to whether the victim will be compensated and the amount of such compensation.
Dan Christensen is an Austin injury attorney aggressively representing injured pedestrians. We will immediately contact the insurance company so that they will deal with us directly. Our firm has standing relationships with medical and vocational experts so that we can calculate the amounts to which a victim is entitled. If a reasonable settlement cannot be reached then we will not hesitate to file a Petition with the appropriate court. Dan is a former prosecutor and JAG officer who has aggressively protected the rights of victims for over twenty years. He will protect your rights at trial. Contact us today to speak with our lawyers.
In addition to Austin, we also service Travis County cities which include Rollingwood, Round Rock, Elgin, Jonestown, Manor, Bee Cave, Lago Vista, Sunset Valley, Lakeway, Creedmoor, the Williamson County cities of Georgetown, Cedar Park, and Leander, as well as other areas of Texas.
Austin pedestrian accident lawyers staying in regular communication with their clients
Our lawyers strive to provide the highest level of service to each and every one of our clients. While many law firms have a reputation of not being responsive to their clients, we make communication a top priority. Our attorneys regularly provide clients with their cell phone numbers, return all phone calls within one business day, and make themselves accessible. Also, our lawyers pride themselves in staying away from complex and intricate legal terms when communicating with their clients; they will explain everything in a way that you can understand. We know that you have enough to worry about. Whether or not you can reach your attorney should not be an additional concern. Contact us today.