Bastrop Co., TX – One Killed in T-Bone Crash on Hwy 71

Bastrop Co., TX – One Killed in T-Bone Crash on Hwy 71

Bastrop Co., TX (February 29, 2024) – One person lost their life in a motor vehicle accident reported on Wednesday morning in Bastrop County. On February 28, the Texas Department of Public Safety was notified of a motor vehicle accident that occurred on Highway 71.

DPS reports indicate that a vehicle was traveling east on the highway when it T-boned a second vehicle that was attempting to cross the roadway near Enchanted Cove. The vehicles were severely damaged as a result of the accident. At least one had to be towed from the scene. One person involved in the accident suffered fatal injuries and was pronounced deceased by authorities. No other injuries were reported. At this time, the accident is under investigation.

We offer our sympathies to the family of the victim killed in this crash.

Fatal Car Accidents in Texas

Fatal car accidents claim thousands of lives each year in Texas, with many of these incidents being entirely preventable. Driver negligence is a significant factor in these tragedies, leading to the loss of innocent lives. Fatal car accidents often result from actions such as speeding, failure to yield, running red lights, and engaging in negligent and reckless behavior by motorists.

Unfortunately, preparing for the impact of a fatal accident on their lives is nearly impossible for families. In the aftermath of such a loss, families have the option to file wrongful death claims against the negligent parties. Successful legal action necessitates proving negligence as a contributing factor to the accident, offering the best chance of obtaining compensation for losses and damages.

Will My Case Go to Court?

While most wrongful death cases reach a resolution through negotiated settlements outside of court, situations may arise where an agreement cannot be reached or liability is disputed. In these cases, the claim for wrongful death may proceed to trial, where a judge or jury determines the outcome.

It is essential to recognize that each case is unique, and seeking advice from a Texas wrongful death lawyer is advisable. Obtaining legal representation from a compassionate legal team as soon as possible ensures the best chance of securing maximum compensation through negotiation.

Guidance from Our Team

The Law Offices of Troy A. Brookover is committed to advocating for your rights and assisting you through challenging times. From a comprehensive crash investigation to negotiations with insurance companies or courtroom representation if necessary, our team stands by you at every stage. Contact us for a free consultation at (210) 226-2000, allowing us to help you explore legal options and focus on moving forward.


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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.