Austin Pedestrian Accident Lawyer
If you’ve been struck by a motor vehicle, you will likely have endured serious bodily injury. A highly trained pedestrian accident attorney in Austin can help you hold the liable party to account.
It would make the most sense to assume that the driver of the vehicle that hit you was at fault for the cause of the collision, and while this is true the majority of the time, you may be surprised to learn that several other parties, including the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT), could have played a part in your injuries.
Due to the fact that establishing blame can be complicated in motor vehicle accidents, you may want to enlist the services of a respected Austin pedestrian accident lawyer at Crain Lewis Brogdon, LLP. Our team has the experience you need to determine fault and ensure that you get the most out of your Austin personal injury claim.
At a time when you should be focusing on recuperating from your injuries, we’ll be by your side working to build a strong case against the person or persons who are liable for your suffering.
TX Personal Injury Laws You Should Know
There are a couple of different laws that could have an affect on the outcome of your case: the statute of limitations and modified comparative negligence (a.k.a. shared fault).
The state’s statute of limitations for personal injury cases like yours is two years. This means that your Austin claim must be filed within two years from the date of the accident in order for your case to be heard in court. Missing this deadline will mean that the court will refuse to hear your case, and you’ll no longer be able to take civil action against the at-fault party.
In addition to the statute of limitations, Texas’ shared fault laws state that those who are partially to blame for the accident will have their portion of fault deducted from their settlement award. If you were jaywalking or did not adhere to the crosswalk signs, for example, you may have inadvertently contributed to your own accident.
As you can see, these laws can have a significant impact on how your pedestrian accident case is resolved. Your attorney will ensure that your claim is filed within the statute of limitations and work diligently to help the courts understand that the true fault falls on the defendant in your case.
Calculating the Value of Your Injury Claim
One of the most pressing questions an injury victim pursuing a civil lawsuit has is “How much will I be awarded?” After being involved in a catastrophic accident, it is not uncommon for survivors to feel overwhelmed at the thought of a lawsuit, and understanding how much you can expect to be awarded goes a long way in making the decision to move forward with your case.
Your Austin attorney will need to review the various ways your life has been impacted by the injuries you sustained in order to calculate the value of your claim. Some of these losses might include:
- Lost income
- Medical expenses
- Pain and suffering
- Property damage
- Loss of consortium
- Lost earning potential
- Emotional distress
Schedule Your Free Consultation
To learn more about how a qualified Austin pedestrian accident lawyer at Crain Lewis Brogdon, LLP can help you, you’ll need to schedule your free claim review. You can give our office a call at 214-522-9404 or fill out the brief contact form below and we’ll get started on reviewing your case.