Austin, TX (November 3, 2023) – On Thursday morning, the Austin Travis County EMS and area police were called to the scene of an automobile accident that claimed the life of a pedestrian.
The accident occurred at around 6:55 a.m. on November 2.
According to ATCEMS reports, a pedestrian was struck by a vehicle while traveling near the northbound side of Interstate 35 service road. Authorities responded to the scene and shut down the roadway near East Powell Lane.
The victim, identified as an adult, suffered fatal injuries and was pronounced dead on-site by responding authorities.
The incident is currently being investigated. No other injuries were reported.
We offer our condolences to the family of the victim killed in this crash.
Fatal Pedestrian Accidents in Texas
Every day, over to pedestrians lose their lives as a result of automobile accidents reported in Texas. These incidents add up to nearly 830 people losing their lives as a result of these accidents every year in our state.
After injuring the loss of a loved one, it is crucial that you take legal action to hold the responsible driver accountable. Filing a wrongful death claim can help you move forward in the best position possible.
Proving Negligence After a Fatal Crash
After experiencing the loss of a loved one, you have the ability to file a wrongful death claim. You must be able to demonstrate that the elements of negligence were present at the time of the crash. This includes showing:
- Duty of Care: This pertains to the obligation of a party to exercise a reasonable level of caution and care. For instance, in the context of road safety, motorists are responsible for adhering to traffic laws, and demonstrating their duty of care to others on the road.
- Breach of Duty of Care: This signifies the failure of a party to meet their duty of care, constituting the negligence aspect of the case. In a fatal pedestrian collision, a breach of duty of care could involve actions such as speeding, driving under the influence, or reckless driving that results in an accident.
- Causation: In a wrongful death claim, the plaintiff must establish a direct link between the negligent act (the breach of duty of care) and the fatal injuries.
- Damages: This includes the losses suffered by you due to the death, including both economic and non-economic impacts of the wrongful death.
To provide yourself with the best chance of getting justice, it is important to seek legal representation from a dedicated pedestrian accident lawyer right away.
Call Our Team For Guidance
At the Law Offices of Troy A. Brookover, our team understands the emotional toll that comes with wrongful death cases, which is why we are committed to providing compassionate and personalized legal representation for every client.
We will handle all aspects of your case while giving you the time and space to grieve and heal. Our goal is not only to seek justice for your family but also secure maximum financial compensation for your losses so that you can begin to move forward.
If you have lost a loved one in an accident, please do not delay contacting us today for a free consultation with our experienced attorney at (210) 226-2000. Let us fight for your rights and bring closure 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.