Austin, TX (January 17, 2024) – A major motor vehicle accident was reported in Austin on Tuesday that claimed one person’s life. The Austin Police Department was called to the scene of the accident at approximately 1:54 p.m. on January 16.
According to reports provided by the Austin Travis County EMS, a collision took place on El Salido Parkway in the area near Farm to Market Road 620. The impact of the crash caused one of the vehicles to overturn and eject one person. The victim was severely harmed as a result of the accident. Despite medical efforts, the victim was pronounced deceased at the scene. A second victim was injured in the accident and rushed to Dell Seton Hospital for emergency medical treatment. The accident is under investigation by the Austin Police Department at this time.
We hope the injured victim recovers quickly.
We offer our sympathies to the family of the victim killed in this crash.
Fatal Car Accidents in Texas
The sudden and unexpected loss of a loved one can be incredibly difficult to deal with. Unfortunately, more than 4400 people died as a result of vehicle crashes in our states in 2022 alone. Every year, thousands of lives are lost as a result of vehicle collisions that occur on our roadways.
In many cases, fatal accidents are a result of reckless and negligent drivers. We see many of these accidents take place due to drivers who are impaired by alcohol or drugs, speeding, or otherwise negligent. After losing a loved one in a fatal accident, families have the ability to file a claim for wrongful death against the responsible party.
Recovering Damages with a Lawsuit
When pursuing a wrongful death lawsuit following a fatal car crash in Texas, key factors come into play to determine eligibility for damages. Generally speaking, one must establish that another party’s reckless or negligent behavior led directly to the accident and subsequent loss of life. This could include instances where drivers fail to obey traffic laws like speeding or driving under the influence, distracted driving due to mobile phone use while operating vehicles, or any other actionable misconduct on behalf of individuals involved.
Texas law recognizes specific categories of individuals who may be eligible to file such lawsuits as plaintiffs—typically immediate family members, including spouses, children (both biological and adopted), and parents. In some cases where there are no surviving qualifying relatives available within three months after the deceased’s passing date, challenges arise when establishing eligibility regarding distant family members or even financial dependents. It is important to reach out to a car accident lawyer immediately to determine your legal options and get started on protecting your rights.
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At The Law Offices of Troy A. Brookover, your well-being and your legal rights are our top priority. We take pride in providing the best possible representation for our clients who have suffered from serious accidents. With over 30 years of experience and a history of successful outcomes, we are confident in our abilities to handle any case with compassion and expertise. Don’t hesitate to contact us for a free consultation at (210) 226-2000 – we are here to fight for you and get you the justice you deserve. Trust us to be your dedicated advocates during this difficult time.
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