Austin, TX (December 2, 2023) – On Friday, emergency crews were requested at the scene of a motor vehicle accident in the Austin area that ended in injuries. The crash was reported at around 3:40 p.m. on December 1.
According to reports from the Austin Police Department, a collision between vehicles blocked South 1st Street in the area of West Oltorf Street. The incident prompted APD and the Austin Fire Department to block several lanes of the roadway. At least one person was transported to a local hospital for emergency medical care. At this time, the Austin Police Department is investigating.
We hope the injured victims are able to recover quickly.
Car Accidents in Texas
In 2022 alone, more than 15,299 people were left with serious injuries as a result of automobile accidents in Texas. The unfortunate truth is that the vast majority of these crashes were preventable. Leading factors in car crashes across our state include:
- Failure to yield the right of way
- Mechanical failures
- Inexperienced drivers
- Aggressive driving
- Poor visibility
- Driving under the influence of drugs
The unfortunate truth is that many people involved in accidents are left with severe injuries as a result of these and other acts of negligence. Being hurt in a car crash can have an overwhelming impact on your life indefinitely. For this reason, it is only right that you are able to get justice.
Texas Comparative Negligence Laws
After being hurt in a car crash, you have the ability to file a personal injury claim against the responsible party. In Texas, comparative negligence laws play a critical role in a person’s ability to recover compensation following a car crash caused by another driver’s negligence.
In Texas, legal claims follow the modified comparative negligence system. This states that individuals must be less than 51 percent responsible for the accident in order to recover fair compensation. If they are found to be more than 51 percent at fault, they are not going to be able to recover compensation. This makes it important for victims to seek legal compensation from a Texas car accident lawyer right away. An attorney will be able to prove their case against the defendant and help you get the maximum amount of compensation possible.
Contact Our Dedicated Legal Advocates
The Law Offices of Troy A. Brookover is a highly qualified and experienced legal firm that provides comprehensive services for personal injury cases throughout southern Texas. Our team is dedicated to advocating for the rights of accident victims and has a proven track record of obtaining significant compensation for our clients. If you have been injured in an accident, contact our Texas personal injury legal team at (210) 226-2000 for a free consultation. We will fight tirelessly on your behalf to ensure justice is served and you receive the compensation you deserve.
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Disclaimer: This post is purely informational and does not serve as a call for business. The information presented here should not be interpreted as legal or medical counsel. Additionally, the accompanying photograph is illustrative and was not captured at the actual site of the incident.