Austin, TX (November 10, 2023) – A major crash was reported in the Austin area that left one person injured. The crash occurred at approximately 8:40 p.m. on November 8.
Reports provided by the Austin Travis County EMS show that a semi-truck and a second vehicle collided in the 7300 block of McNeil Drive. The impact of the crash sent one vehicle over the metal barrier and onto the surface below in the area near Texas State Highway 183.
One person was trapped in their vehicle and had to be extricated. The victim was removed and put on a trauma alert. The victim was transported to St. David’s Round Rock Hospital for emergency treatment. A second person injured in the crash refused treatment.
At this time, the incident is being investigated.
Our thoughts go out to the injured victims at this time.
Truck Accidents in Texas
Truck accidents have the potential to cause severe harm to those involved. Unfortunately, thousands of truck accidents are reported in Texas each year. These accidents often leave victims with severe trauma to the head, broken bones, and other traumatic injuries that change their lives forever. After being hurt in a truck accident, victims often have the ability to initiate legal action. It is important to be able to prove fault and liability in the crash.
Understanding Fault and Liability
Determining fault can be a complex process that involves investigating the circumstances of the accident. This may include gathering evidence such as witness statements, police reports, and any available surveillance footage. It’s important to note that even if you believe you were partially at fault for the accident, you may still be eligible to recover damages under Texas’ comparative negligence law.
Liability refers to legal responsibility for an accident and its resulting damages. In Texas, liability can extend beyond just the driver involved in the accident. Depending on factors such as vehicle ownership or employment status, other parties may also share some level of responsibility.
To establish liability, it must be shown that someone was negligent or acted recklessly, which directly caused your injuries or property damage. This could include actions like distracted driving, speeding, drunk driving, or failing to obey traffic laws. To ensure you have the best chance of proving that another party is liable for the accident that left you harmed, it is important for you to seek legal representation from a car accident lawyer right away.
Get in Touch with Our Legal Team Now
At the Law Offices of Troy A. Brookover, we have dedicated over two and a half decades to helping car accident victims in southern Texas. We understand the difficulties and hardships that come with being involved in a car accident and are here to provide support and guidance through every step of the legal process. Our experienced lawyers will work tirelessly to investigate your case and fight for the compensation you deserve. If you have suffered harm as a result of a truck crash, we encourage you to schedule a free consultation with our Texas personal injury law firm by calling (210) 226-2000. Let us help ease your burden during this difficult time and fight for justice on your behalf.
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