Pedestrian Accident

Pedestrian Accidents in Austin, Texas

In Austin, the number of pedestrians killed rose from 31 in 2018 to 36 in 2019, according to Austin police data as reported by Austin American Statesman.

Fatal pedestrian accidents lead the news headlines too often. For every one of those tragic deaths, ten more families are impacted by serious pedestrian crash-related injuries.

Too many Austinites are involved in motor vehicle vs person walking crashes each year. If you or someone you know is facing the difficult recovery that comes after a pedestrian accident, read on for answers to your questions on these important topics:

• Pedestrian rights
• Compensation for pedestrian injuries
• How pedestrian accident cases work in Texas
• Pedestrian injury lawyers in Austin

Five Reasons To Hire a Lawyer After a Serious Pedestrian Accident

• Unless there is 100% clear liability, the other side will always argue that the pedestrian had no business being in the road at the time of the crash. It’s a good idea to have someone on your side advocating for your present and future well-being.
• Hiring a lawyer means that you have someone handling all the paperwork for you, and you can focus on recovering from injuries.
• At McMinn Law Firm, we work on a contingency fee basis. We pay all upfront costs and you pay nothing unless you win financial recompense.
• Our legal team has the experience to help fight for the compensation you deserve.
• We’re your advocate every step of the way during your case.

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Pedestrian Accidents in Austin, Texas

In Austin, the number of pedestrians killed rose from 31 in 2018 to 36 in 2019, according to Austin police data as reported by Austin American Statesman.

Fatal pedestrian accidents lead the news headlines too often. For every one of those tragic deaths, ten more families are impacted by serious pedestrian crash-related injuries.

Too many Austinites are involved in motor vehicle vs person walking crashes each year. If you or someone you know is facing the difficult recovery that comes after a pedestrian accident, read on for answers to your questions on these important topics:

• Pedestrian rights
• Compensation for pedestrian injuries
• How pedestrian accident cases work in Texas
• Pedestrian injury lawyers in Austin

Five Reasons To Hire a Lawyer After a Serious Pedestrian Accident

• Unless there is 100% clear liability, the other side will always argue that the pedestrian had no business being in the road at the time of the crash. It’s a good idea to have someone on your side advocating for your present and future well-being.
• Hiring a lawyer means that you have someone handling all the paperwork for you, and you can focus on recovering from injuries.
• At McMinn Law Firm, we work on a contingency fee basis. We pay all upfront costs and you pay nothing unless you win financial recompense.
• Our legal team has the experience to help fight for the compensation you deserve.
• We’re your advocate every step of the way during your case.

McMinn Law Firm Lawyer Experience with Pedestrian Injury Cases

Jason McMinn and Justin McMinn have successfully settled a number of pedestrian accident cases in central Texas. To learn more about some select cases in McMinn Law firm’s history of success, visit the jury verdict and settlements page. See what clients are saying about McMinn Law Firm on the reviews page.

Calculating Settlement in Pedestrian Accidents

After the initial physical recovery comes almost as devastating round of medical bills.

Recovering Financially After a Pedestrian Accident

Payment in a personal injury case can hinge on medical bills as well as a calculation based on a victim’s pain and suffering.

Calculating the settlement in a pedestrian accident case depends on several factors including:
• Insurance policy limits
• Types of damage and injury suffered by the pedestrian
• The amount of time the pedestrian missed at work
• The toll the injuries suffered take on the pedestrian’s daily life and routine.
• How permanent the injuries are predicted to be. An injury victim who suffered life altering, permanent injuries will need greater compensation to handle the impact of their injury as it endures in the future.

An insurance adjuster may take a look at the “specials,” or quantifiable losses. These are things like medical bills, lost wages, and other specific dollar amounts applied to costs arising from injuries such as medical equipment.

Pain and suffering often plays a part in calculating the settlement in a pedestrian accident.

To learn more about calculating how much a settlement could be in a personal injury case, visit this page on McMinn Law Firm. Understand whether or not Texas damage caps could affect your pain and suffering claim.

Pedestrian rights: common questions after an accident

Are pedestrians ever at fault?

Are pedestrians always right? There are some instances in which pedestrians don’t have right of way. When a pedestrian enters a roadway where there is no stop sign, crosswalk, or light, they may be interfering with oncoming traffic.Unfortunately in Austin, many people who may not be able to afford vehicle transportation live in areas outside of town that may not have direct access to CapMetro routes. It’s possible that 183, 290, or I-35 could stand between them and their place of work. There are few ways to safely cross these roads and unfortunately some individuals make the dangerous decision to cross on foot.

Austin Police Department has recently begun indicating whether there was no intersection or crosswalk for the pedestrian to be in if a fatality occurs.

Can pedestrians cross in the middle of the street?

In Texas the answer is “no.” In Texas,Read about comparative negligence and how you could recover even if found partially at fault. However, every situation is unique. A pedestrian who crossed in the middle of the street may have to accept at least partial liability.

Recent Personal Injury Case Results

The McMinn Law Firm has helped injured Austinites for fifteen years, winning over 100 million dollars in settlements to date.

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$350,000

Drunk Driver Accident

$1,300,000

Truck Accident Victim

$1,200,000

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Our Awards

Better Business Bureau (BBB) bases its ratings on information provided by the business, and on public data sources. McMinn Law Firm's A+ rating is the highest available.
In the years 2013-2014 and 2016-2019, Justin McMinn has been selected each year as a Rising Star by Super Lawyers, a Thomson Reuters service. Jason McMinn has been selected as a Super Lawyer in 2020.
Expertise.com, a company that evaluates and recommends local service professionals, placed McMinn Law Firm on their list of 20 recommended car accident attorneys in Austin.

What Past Clients Are Saying

"Jason, Justin, and their entire support team represented me in an accident involving an 18 wheeler. I couldn’t have asked for a better outcome, and maybe as importantly, the service along the way was something you would want as a client, their entire team was amazing! I can with great confidence recommend them to friends, family, and to anyone who happens to read this. Thank you McMinn Law Firm for a job well done!"

- Charles

"The McMinns were amazing. Within two days of my accident – and still barely able to move – I received a visit to my house for personal consultation (on a Saturday). All the initial feedback about my potential case turned out to be 100% accurate, and when it finally came time to settle they didn’t back off an inch. …If you’re hurt, make the call."

- Harry

"I was rear ended by a large truck. Am thankful for Justin and Jason and their team and all the hard work they put into resolving my case! I highly recommend that you contact them if you’re injured in a wreck!"

- Lori M.

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