Austin’s population has exploded over the past decade, and this massive influx of new residents means more cars on the road than ever. If you’ve ever spent an hour in Austin traffic, you know this all too well. 

Although there have been improvements over the last decade, including the addition of bike lanes and pedestrian walkways, Austin remains a dangerous place for walkers. Too many Austin pedestrians are involved in fatal accidents each year. Cars must yield to pedestrians, and when they don’t, the consequences can be deadly.  

In 2018, which was the deadliest year for pedestrians in Austin, pedestrians made up a whopping 42% of all traffic-related accidents. Seventy-four pedestrians were killed that year. Unsurprisingly, many of them were killed in accidents on I-35 and the access roads adjacent to it. 

Knowing some of the common causes of these types of accidents might help you avoid them. If you’ve suffered an injury due to a pedestrian traffic-related accident, our experienced Austin personal injury lawyers at Loewy Law Firm can help you pursue fair compensation from those responsible for it. 

Causes of Pedestrian Accidents

Pedestrian injuries can be brutal. They occur for a variety of reasons, and each incident is unique, but these are some of the most common causes of pedestrian accidents in Austin: 

Injuries Suffered in Pedestrian Accidents

While every collision is different, it’s almost always the case that pedestrian accidents are more dangerous for walkers than for drivers. Unlike drivers, who have safety apparatuses such as seat belts, airbags, and the vehicle itself protecting them in the event of a collision, vehicles impact pedestrians themselves. 

Because pedestrians bear the brunt of these crashes, their injuries can be life-altering and even fatal. Here are some of the most common injuries sustained by pedestrians:

Compensation for Pedestrian Accidents

If you’ve been injured in a pedestrian accident and someone else caused it, you deserve to be compensated for the harm you’ve suffered. You could be eligible to recover payment for:

Current and future medical bills

Treatment, therapy, and rehabilitation costs

Medical devices and prescription medications

Lost wages and loss of future earnings

Pain, suffering, and mental anguish

How Loewy Law Firm Can Help

If you’ve been injured in a pedestrian accident in Austin, working with an attorney is your best bet to get the compensation that you need and deserve. The experienced Austin injury attorneys at Loewy Law Firm can investigate the incident, speak to any witnesses, review documents such as police reports and medical records, identify all of the at-fault parties, and build a strong legal argument for compensation. Contact us today to speak with one of our Austin pedestrian injury attorneys in a free, no-obligation consultation.