Austin Pedestrian Accident Lawyers

Serving Injured Victims in Austin and Surrounding Communities

Despite efforts by city officials to make the state capital a more walkable and safe environment, hundreds of people are seriously hurt every year due to pedestrian accidents in Austin. Whether crossing the street or walking on the sidewalk, if you were injured due to driver negligence, you are entitled to compensation.

Thomas J. Henry Law works tirelessly to help Austin clients involved in pedestrian accidents get the compensation they deserve. Contact our law firm for a free case review.

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Driver Liability in an Austin Pedestrian Accident Lawsuit

A pedestrian accident can have a catastrophic impact on a person’s physical and mental health. Beyond the physical impact of a 2-ton vehicle hitting your body, you may struggle with mental side effects and long-term suffering.

Liability is a legal term that refers to fault. In court, you must establish who is to blame for the incident. The driver may attempt to lay negligence claims at your door, stating you stepped into traffic or did not take care to prevent the accident. 

An experienced pedestrian accident lawyer in Austin, TX, can review your case and help protect your rights. 

How to Pursue Compensation for a Pedestrian Accident in Austin

Recovering from a pedestrian accident can be a long and arduous process. Victims in Austin have the right to pursue damages to cover the cost of injuries, property damage, emotional distress and other losses. If your loved one was killed in a pedestrian accident, you can also pursue a wrongful death claim for the emotional and financial impact of their death. 

Thomas J. Henry Law will work with you to hold the driver liable for their actions. We will gather police reports, witness statements and other evidence so that you have the proof you need to receive damages. 

If you want to pursue compensation for a pedestrian accident in the Austin area, here are some of the main factors our lawyers will walk you through.

Driver Negligence

Determining driver negligence can be complex. Texas law uses a term called “proportionate responsibility” to decide damages. You may be entitled to compensation if the other party’s fault was greater than 50%.

Common examples of driver negligence include:

  • Texting while driving 
  • Failure to yield
  • Illegal turns
  • Speeding
  • Drunk driving
  • Backing up without checking
  • Failure to obey traffic signals


There are three main types of damages you may be entitled to in a personal injury claim caused by a pedestrian accident:

  1. Economic damages: Financial loss such as medical expenses, damaged property or lost income
  2. Non-economic damages: Emotional or mental pain experienced due to an injury or impairment
  3. Exemplary or punitive damages: Damages awarded to punish the at-fault party for gross negligence

Statute of Limitations 

You have two years from the date of your pedestrian accident to file a civil lawsuit. This is the statute of limitations in the state of Texas.

Why Choose Thomas J. Henry Law

Thomas J. Henry Law is among the top personal injury law firms in Texas and the nation. When you choose our legal team, we fight for your rights. We have a history of successful litigation with the largest companies in the world and will bring this same passion and experience to your pedestrian accident lawsuit. 

We have over 200 experienced lawyers ready to back you up and protect your rights. Each client works with a dedicated Austin pedestrian accident attorney who handles every aspect of their case. We are available 24/7 to answer your questions, even on weekends. As we are a contingency fee-based law firm, you do not pay anything unless we win. 

Call an Experienced Austin Pedestrian Accident Lawyer Today

If you’re struggling to recover from a pedestrian accident, contact Thomas J. Henry Law. We will review your case for free and take immediate action. Call our Austin office today at 512-520-0221.

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Thomas J. Henry offers a "No Fee Promise." We work on a contingency fee basis which means you do not pay our firm any fees unless and until we win your case. Learn more.

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If you've been hurt, you may have a damaged vehicle or be unable to work. We can help get you a rental car if your vehicle is damaged and even advance money on qualified cases.
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We handle all types of injury cases, including vehicle accidents, slip and falls, medical malpractice, vehicle recalls, product recalls, pharmaceutical cases, mass tort, and more.
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We have 250+ personal injury attorneys available 24/7 to help you and your family. We have the power and resources to handle any case. Call now for your free case review.

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Our firm wins top verdict awards each year and has been featured in Texas Monthly, Bloomberg BusinessWeek,, Forbes, Fortune, Parenting Magazine and more.
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Top Verdicts & Settlements

We win some of the top verdicts, settlements, and judgments in the country. Recent recoveries include $50 million for a trucking accident, $35 million for a trucking accident and $30.2 million for a vehicle recall accident.

Recent Results

This is just a small sampling of the results we have obtained for our clients.
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Trucking Accident

$50 Million



Trucking Accident

$35 Million


Product Liability

$30.22 Million


Premises Liability

$14.75 Million


Medical Malpractice

$12.7 Million


Company Vehicle Accident

$10 Million



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