Experienced Austin personal injury lawyer Daniel Smith will help you with recovering pedestrian accident compensation after a serious injury. When you are struck by a vehicle while walking, you deserve compensation from the at-fault party. Daniel Smith is a well-practiced, trial attorney who takes a personal interest in all of his clients’ cases and treats them with the attention to detail they deserve. To protect your rights and maximize your recovery, please contact our office today to schedule a free consultation.
Recovering Pedestrian Accident Compensation | Comparative Negligence in Texas
There are some simple rules in Texas that we follow regarding the amount of compensation you can get. Texas is a state that uses modified comparative negligence. You can get barred from receiving compensation if you are found to be more than 50% at fault for the accident. This might happen if you really didn’t look both ways and walked into moving traffic. Most likely, that’s not the case. If you are at fault for less than 50%, you won’t be barred from compensation, but you will have your award reduced. This might happen if you crossed somewhere that there wasn’t a designated crosswalk, but the driver of the car that hit you was being careless. In these cases, it’s down to math. If you were awarded $100,000 and deemed to be 10% at fault, then you can collect $90,000 of the award. Now, if you were deemed 0% at fault for the accident because the driver was perhaps on their cellphone and should have stopped for you, then you do not have to worry about any reduction to your compensation.
Contact an Experienced Personal Injury Lawyer in Austin, TX
When you are injured in a pedestrian accident, it can stir up a lot of trouble in your life. You might not be able to return to normal day-to-day life and that can be hard on you and your family. We will do everything we can to get you the most compensation possible. Please call Austin pedestrian accident lawyer Daniel Smith today for a free consultation. We will be glad to take your call and go over your case in detail so that you feel supported and educated about your case.