Austin, TX (January 2, 2024) – The Austin Travis County EMS responded to the scene of an automobile accident that took place in Austin and claimed one person’s life. The crash took place at approximately 12:59 a.m. on January 1.
According to local law enforcement, a pedestrian was struck by a vehicle in the 6500 block of Interstate 35. The incident prompted authorities to shut down the southbound side of the interstate. The victim, identified as an adult, was severely injured in the crash. Despite medical efforts, the victim was pronounced deceased as a result of their injuries.
The investigations surrounding the crash are ongoing.
Our sympathies go out to the family of the victim killed in this accident.
Auto Accidents in Texas
In 2022, the Fatality Rate on Texas roadways stood at 1.55 deaths per hundred million vehicle miles traveled, reflecting a critical statistic in the assessment of road safety within the state. This rate serves as a key indicator of the risk associated with navigating Texas roads, taking into account the number of fatalities relative to the total distance traveled.
Unfortunately, we see tens of thousands of people left with serious injuries as a result of collisions in our state. Every year, tens of thousands of people are hospitalized with severe trauma to the head, broken bones, and other significant injuries that impact their lives forever. If you have been hurt in a car crash, taking timely legal action can provide you with the financial relief you need moving forward.
Is it Hard to File a Personal Injury Lawsuit?
Filing a lawsuit after being involved in a car crash can vary in difficulty based on factors such as the availability of evidence, cooperation from insurance companies, the extent of injuries, and the overall legal process. Determining how complex the process will be is generally determined on how complicated your car crash case is and the willingness of the at-fault party or their insurance provider to cooperate.
Seeking legal representation from a Texas car accident attorney can significantly ease the process, as they can handle legal complexities, negotiate with insurance companies, and guide individuals through the necessary steps. While challenges may come up throughout the legal process, many cases are resolved through settlements, minimizing the need for a formal lawsuit. A knowledgeable legal team will be able to guide you through the process and fight for fair compensation.
Let Our Dedicated Legal Team Guide You
When it comes to navigating the legal world after a severe accident, choosing the right attorney can be crucial. That’s why The Law Offices of Troy A. Brookover is dedicated to providing compassionate and honest representation for our clients in San Antonio and throughout southern Texas. With over 30 years of experience, we have a proven track record of success in helping thousands of clients recover compensation for their claims. Our team will listen to your concerns, provide clear advice, and fight tirelessly for the best possible outcome in your case. And with our contingency fee basis, you don’t pay us unless we win. If you or a loved one has been injured due to someone else’s negligence, please don’t hesitate to contact us at (210) 226-2000 for a free consultation. We are committed to giving you the level of service that you deserve during this difficult time.
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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.