Austin, TX (February 5, 2024) – A pedestrian accident reported in the Austin area on Sunday morning claimed one person’s life. The Austin Police Department and firefighters were called to the scene of the accident at approximately 4:15 a.m. on February 4.
According to law enforcement reports, a pedestrian was walking near the intersection of West Anderson Lane and North Lamar Boulevard in northern Austin during the early morning hours. For unknown reasons, they were struck by a vehicle. The pedestrian suffered fatal injuries in the crash and was pronounced deceased by authorities. At this time, the incident is being investigated.
We offer our condolences to the family of the victim killed in this crash.
Fatal Pedestrian Accidents in Texas
Every day, motor vehicle accidents claim the lives of approximately two people in the state of Texas. These accidents add up to more than 830 people dying every year in our state.
After enduring 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: 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. Duty of Care pertains to the obligation to exercise reasonable caution and care.
- Breach of Duty of Care: Essentially, a breach of duty of care constitutes negligence when a party fails to meet its duties of care. As a result of speeding, driving under the influence, or reckless driving, there could be a breach of duty of care in a fatal pedestrian collision.
- Causation: Wrongful death claims require the plaintiff to prove a causal connection between the negligent act (the breach of duty of care) and the fatal injury.
- Damages: Wrongful death damages include both economic and non-economic losses you have suffered as a result of the 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
Losing a loved one is an incredibly difficult and emotional experience, especially when it is due to someone else’s negligence. At the Law Offices of Troy A. Brookover, we understand the pain that comes with wrongful death cases and are dedicated to providing compassionate and personalized legal representation for every client. Our goal is to not only seek justice for your family but also secure maximum financial compensation so you can begin to heal and move forward. If you have lost a loved one in an accident, do not wait to contact our dedicated legal team today for a free consultation with our experienced attorney at (210) 226-2000. Let us fight for your rights and bring closure during this challenging 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.