Austin, TX (December 23, 2023) – A motor vehicle accident took place in Austin on Friday afternoon that claimed one person’s life. At 1:00 p.m. on December 22, the Austin Travis County EMS and firefighters assisted the police at the scene of a crash on Texas State Highway 130.
According to ATCEMS reports, a vehicle collision occurred in the 11,200 block of the roadway. One of the vehicles involved in the crash overturned. One person was severely injured in the crash. EMS responded to the scene and began performing CPR on the victim. The victim ended up passing away from their injuries. Two additional victims were injured in the crash. The victims were transported to area hospitals for emergency care. One of the victims was admitted in critical condition, while the second victim was admitted in serious condition to St David South Hospital. Investigations into the crash are ongoing.
We hope the injured victims recover quickly.
Our condolences go out to the family of the victim killed in this crash.
Fatal Accidents in Texas
More than ten people are killed every day as a result of automobile accidents in the state of Texas. The vast majority of these accidents take place due to negligent and careless drivers. When drivers do not consider other motorists sharing the road, they can cause serious accidents that harm innocent people.
Many accidents take place on our roadways as a result of speeding motorists, drivers who fail to yield, and drivers who run red lights. Regrettably, families often suffer overwhelming mental and emotional consequences. Fatal accidents often bring overwhelming financial burdens as well, which can make it very difficult for families to move forward.
Filing a Wrongful Death Claim
After experiencing the loss of a loved one in a fatal accident, your family has the ability to file a wrongful death claim to recover financial compensation for the damages you face. You have the ability to seek both economic and non-economic damages. Economic damages you can recover include:
- Funeral costs and burial expenses
- Lost earnings
- Vehicle repairs
Some of the non-economic damages that you can recover include:
- Pain and suffering
- Loss of services
- Loss of companionship
- Loss of parental guidance
For the best chance of getting justice, we highly recommend that you reach out to our wrongful death lawyers in Austin as soon as possible. Our team will be able to get started on your case right away to ensure your family is able to get justice.
Let Our Team Fight For You
Losing a loved one in a fatal collision is an incredibly difficult and overwhelming experience, and the last thing you should have to worry about is navigating the legal system. The Law Offices of Troy A. Brookover understand this, which is why our team is dedicated to helping families get justice for their losses. From performing crash investigations to communicating with insurance companies and gathering evidence, we will handle all aspects of your case while you focus on healing with your family. Time is of the essence when it comes to taking legal action after a fatal collision, so don’t hesitate to contact us for a free consultation at (210) 226-2000. We are here to fight for your rights and help 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.