Austin, TX (November 6, 2023) – On Sunday morning, a crash reported in the Austin area claimed one person’s life. At around 5:35 a.m. on November 5, the Austin Travis County EMS and the Texas Department of Public Safety responded to the scene of an accident on Farm to Market Road 812.
According to official reports, two vehicles collided on the roadway in the area near Circuit of the Americas Boulevard.
One person involved in the crash suffered fatal injuries. The victim was pronounced dead on site.
Two additional victims were injured. One child was transported to Dell Children’s Medical Center with potentially serious injuries. One additional victim refused treatment.
The Travis County Sheriff’s Office is currently investigating the incident with the Texas Department of Public Safety.
We hope the injured victim recovers quickly.
Our condolences are with the family of the victim killed in this crash.
Fatal Car Accidents in Texas
Over ten people lose their lives in automobile accidents daily in Texas. These incidents add up to thousands of lives lost each year on roadways across our state. Far too often, these accidents are a result of negligent drivers.
Far too often, innocent people lose their lives as a result of preventable accidents. When drivers do not operate their vehicles in a safe manner, it can have devastating consequences.
After the loss of a loved one, you have the ability to file a wrongful death against the responsible party. In order to recover compensation, you must be able to prove negligence.
What is Negligence in a Wrongful Death Claim?
In Texas, it’s essential for claimants to prove that the defendant’s lack of reasonable care amounted to a breach of their duty toward the claimant. Subsequently, claimants must establish that the defendant’s failure to act reasonably was the direct cause of the accident.
Finally, claimants need to convince the court that the accident, resulting from the defendant’s breach of their duty of care, led to the loss of their loved one and damages. Those who cannot demonstrate the existence of all four elements of negligence during their accident may face hurdles in seeking compensation. This makes it imperative for you to seek legal representation from an Austin wrongful death lawyer as soon as possible.
Call Our Team Today
At The Law Offices of Troy A. Brookover, our top priority is providing the best possible legal representation for victims in Austin and surrounding areas. We understand how traumatic accidents can be, and we are dedicated to helping you fight for your rights and receive the compensation you deserve. From thorough investigations to skilled negotiations or court proceedings, we will stand by your side every step of the way.
To get started on your case, reach out to our dedicated Texas personal injury legal team by calling (210) 226-2000 for a free consultation, and let us help you get justice for your personal injury case.
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