Was Your Child Hurt or Killed in a Pedestrian Accident?
Austin Personal Injury Lawyers Can Help
Children are some of the most vulnerable members of society — and all too often, they suffer serious injuries as a result. Children are generally small, they move quickly and they often lack the judgment necessary to prevent injury in situations such as parking lots or near roads. Speeding cars and trucks in driveways and on roads sometimes strike and injure children.
When a pedestrian hit by a car turns out to be a child, it can be especially devastating. A pedestrian accident in Austin or elsewhere often means serious or catastrophic injuries.
Personal injury attorney Aaron Allison has worked at his father’s law firm since he was 14 years old. As a parent himself, he is committed to fighting for justice on behalf of injured children and their families. He offers a free consultation to discuss how his law firm can help your family.
Who Causes Child Pedestrian Accidents?
The nonprofit organization KidsAndCars.org publicizes statistics about accidents consisting of cars and trucks running over children. Termed “frontovers” and “backovers,” many accidents that take place in driveways and parking lots are not included in government traffic accident statistics.
A small child is no match for the size and weight of a moving vehicle. Common injuries in child pedestrian accidents include:
- Broken bones
- Brain injuries
- Spinal cord injuries
- Crush injuries, requiring amputation
- Fatal internal organ injuries
Some child pedestrian accidents happen in crosswalks, or in places where children walk or run across a street without a crosswalk. Sometimes a child attempts to cross the street correctly, but a bus, bush, pole or another car blocks the view of the driver of the vehicle that strikes the child.
Seek Fair Compensation from the Negligent Party
As careful as you may be as a parent, you cannot prevent every accident. You no doubt taught your child to look both ways before crossing a street. Unfortunately, things can go wrong in an instant – and then it is too late. Drivers of cars and trucks often claim that they did not see a child who darted out from behind parked cars before an accident.
However, negligent drivers may be held accountable to compensate a child for his or her injuries. An experienced Austin personal injury attorney will know how to obtain monetary resources needed to pay medical bills and cover other losses and needs after a child pedestrian accident.
Professional and Aggressive Representation You Can Trust from Austin Personal Injury Lawyers
We understand the long road of challenges that your family faces. Our law firm is here to help you recover compensation you need to cope with your child’s serious injuries. We aggressively and adeptly represent families following pedestrian accidents. Our law firm aims to hold negligent drivers accountable for errors and carelessness. Contact us online or call (512) 474-8346 to schedule a free initial consultation.