Dripping Springs, TX (December 1, 2023) – Several people were injured as a result of a multi-vehicle accident that occurred in Hays County on Thursday morning, November 30. Calls for assistance were received at around 8:30 a.m.
According to official reports, a collision involving several vehicles occurred on Highway 290. The incident blocked several lanes near Headwaters as crews worked to remove the damaged vehicles and debris from the roadway. Over ten people were injured as a result of the collision. EMS responded to the scene to render aid to those harmed. Those who required further medical care were transported to area hospitals. At this time, the incident is being investigated.
We hope those harmed in this crash recover quickly.
Car Accidents in Texas
It is also common for victims involved in car crashes to suffer serious injuries that affect their lives indefinitely. Common injuries reported in vehicle collisions include:
- Internal organ injuries
- Traumatic brain injuries (TBI)
- Spinal cord injuries
- Herniated discs
- Broken bones
- Seatbelt injuries
After being harmed in an accident, you have the ability to take legal action against the responsible party. In order to prevail, you must be able to prove that negligence existed at the time of the accident.
What is Negligence?
Negligence in the context of a car crash refers to the failure of a driver to exercise reasonable care while operating a vehicle, resulting in harm or damage to others. It involves a breach of the duty of care that all drivers owe to fellow drivers sharing the road. To establish negligence in a car accident, the following elements are typically considered:
- Duty of Care: The driver must owe a duty of care to others on the road, which is a fundamental obligation to operate their vehicle responsibly and safely.
- Breach of Duty: There must be a breach of this duty, indicating that the driver failed to meet the standard of care expected in a given situation. This could involve actions like speeding, distracted driving, or disobeying traffic laws.
- Causation: The breach of duty must be a direct cause of the accident. In legal terms, it must be shown that the accident would not have occurred “but for” the negligent actions of the driver.
- Damages: There must be actual harm or damages resulting from the accident, such as injuries, property damage, or other losses.
If these elements are proven, the driver may be deemed negligent, and they could be held legally responsible for the damages caused. It is in your best interest to seek representation from a Texas car accident lawyer right away.
Let Our Dedicated Legal Team Guide You
When it comes to navigating the legal world after a severe accident, choosing the right attorney can be crucial. That’s why The Law Offices of Troy A. Brookover is dedicated to providing compassionate and honest representation for our clients in San Antonio and throughout southern Texas. With over 30 years of experience, we have a proven track record of success in helping thousands of clients recover compensation for their claims. Our team will listen to your concerns, provide clear advice, and fight tirelessly for the best possible outcome in your case. And with our contingency fee basis, you don’t pay us unless we win. If you or a loved one has been injured due to someone else’s negligence, please don’t hesitate to contact us at (210) 226-2000 for a free consultation. We are committed to giving you the level of service that you deserve 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.