Austin, TX (November 10, 2023) – A motor vehicle accident was reported in the Austin area that sent at least one person to a local hospital with injuries. Officers with the Austin Police Department were summoned to the scene of the accident at approximately 5:50 p.m. on November 8.
According to law enforcement, a collision between vehicles blocked the westbound side of US Highway 290. The incident caused severe delays in the area near the ramp for the southbound side of South Mopac Expressway.
Emergency officials responded to care for injured victims and transferred them to local hospitals.
At this time, the Austin Police Department is investigating.
We hope the injured victims recover quickly.
Car Accidents in Texas
At least one automobile accident is reported every minute in Texas. Every two minutes, someone is injured as a result of one of these accidents. The unfortunate truth is that no matter how careful you are while traveling on our roadways, there is always a risk that you may be harmed in an accident due to the negligence of another person.
Regrettably, there are many instances where people are harmed in crashes due to speeding drivers, reckless drivers, and drivers who fail to yield. Following an accident, it is important that you have a thorough understanding of your legal options. Unfortunately, there are several common myths that continue to confuse victims.
Common Myths Surrounding Car Crashes in Texas
Myth 1: You don’t need a lawyer for a car accident lawsuit.
While it is possible to handle a car accident claim on your own, having an experienced personal injury attorney by your side can significantly increase your chances of receiving fair compensation. They understand the intricacies of the law and have the experience needed to navigate through complex legal processes.
Myth 2: The person at fault will pay out of pocket.
In Texas, most car accident claims are covered by insurance policies. The responsible party’s insurance company usually pays for damages up to their policy limits. However, if their coverage falls short or they lack insurance altogether, you may need to file a lawsuit against them directly.
Myth 3: You only have one year to file a lawsuit.
Contrary to popular belief, the statute of limitations that you have to file a car accident claim in Texas is generally two years from the date of the incident. It’s crucial not to wait until the last minute, as gathering evidence and building your case takes time.
Reach Out to Our Legal Team Now
The Law Offices of Troy A. Brookover has been dedicated to serving the people of San Antonio, TX, for over 30 years, specifically those who have been involved in pedestrian accidents. We understand the overwhelming challenges that accident victims face and are committed to guiding them through every step of the legal process. Our experienced lawyers will investigate your case, fight for your rights, and ensure you receive the compensation you deserve. If you or a loved one has been injured in a car accident, do reach out to our Texas personal injury legal team today at (210) 226-2000 for a free consultation. Let us help ease your burden during this difficult time and get you the justice and peace of mind 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.