Austin, TX (January 6, 2024) – Emergency officials out of Travis County were summoned to provide assistance at the scene of a car crash that took place in Austin and ended in injuries. Calls for help were received by 911 dispatchers at around 4:40 p.m. on January 5.
Law enforcement reports provided by the Austin Police Department indicate that a collision blocked the intersection of West 6th Street and Guadalupe Street during the early evening hours. The police and firefighters remained at the scene extensively as they worked to remove the involved vehicles from the roadway. Emergency medical services responded to care for injured victims and transport them to area hospitals. The crash is currently under investigation by the Austin Police Department.
Our thoughts go out to those injured as a result of this accident.
Car Accidents in Texas
Reports provided by the Texas Department of Transportation surrounding Texas Motor Vehicle Traffic Crash Facts for 2022 indicate that more than 8800 people suffered serious injuries as a result of motor vehicle collisions that were reported in Texas. These injuries often injured parties into local hospitals where they must remain for several days to weeks following their accidents. These incapacitating injuries can be quite difficult to overcome. In some cases, victims experience complete changes in their lives. In many cases, crash victims who suffer incapacitating injuries are left permanently disabled.
As you can imagine, dealing with the aftermath of an automobile collision can be quite challenging. Taking legal action by filing a personal injury claim can provide victims with the ability to recover financial resources needed to alleviate their medical costs and more.
What is a Personal Injury Claim?
After a car crash, a personal injury claim is a type of legal proceeding that is filed in civil court against the responsible party. Even if the at-fault party was charged criminally, you still have the ability to pursue a personal injury claim. This type of claim can help you recover financial resources for your medical costs, lost wages, pain and suffering, and a variety of other damages you face.
In Texas, you must initiate legal action within two years from the date of the accident. This will ensure that you have the ability to hold the negligent party accountable. In addition, you must be able to demonstrate the elements of negligence existed at the time of the crash. This involves showing:
- Duty (A duty was owed to you by the defendant)
- Breach (The duty was breached by the defendant)
- Causal (The breach caused the crash)
- Damages (You incurred damages)
Working with a Texas car accident lawyer will provide you with the best chance of proving your case and maximizing your recovery.
Let Our Team Guide You
The Law Offices of Troy A. Brookover is dedicated to helping car accident victims in Austin and nearby areas get the justice and compensation they deserve. With over 30 years of experience, we know the devastating impact that being involved in a car crash can have on your life. For this reason, our team is committed to providing personalized support and legal guidance to help you navigate through this difficult time. Do not wait to reach out for a free consultation by calling (210) 226-2000 today. Let us fight for your rights while you focus on healing and moving forward with your life.
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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.