Leander, TX (November 21, 2023) – A motorcyclist has lost their life as a result of a car crash that occurred on Saturday afternoon. The crash occurred at around 2:15 p.m. on November 18 in Leander.
According to local news sources, a motorcycle and a Kia collided on US Highway 183 during the afternoon hours. The incident prompted the response of the Leander Police Department. Authorities closed the roadway just north of Huddleston Road while assisting.
The motorcyclist was severely hurt in the crash. The victim was pronounced deceased at the scene. The driver of the Kia fled the site of the crash. Authorities later apprehended the driver, identified as 39-year-old Robert Carrol. Carrol was booked with charges of hit and run. At this time, investigations are underway.
We offer our condolences to the family of the victim killed in this crash.
Car Accidents in Texas
Every year, tens of thousands of people suffer severe and life-altering injuries as a result of vehicle collisions in Texas. Quite often, the crashes that are reported are preventable. Innocent people continue to suffer harm in accidents as a result of negligent drivers who are speeding, impaired, or otherwise reckless.
After being hurt in a crash, you have the ability to seek compensation by filing a personal injury claim. This type of legal action can provide you with financial relief for some of the losses and expenses you face. It is important that you understand your legal rights and that you are aware of some of the common myths surrounding automobile collisions in Texas.
Common Myths Surrounding Car Crashes in Texas
You Don’t Need a Lawyer
While it’s feasible to manage a car accident claim independently, having a seasoned personal injury attorney can significantly improve the likelihood of obtaining full and fair compensation.
The At-Fault Party Will Cover Expenses Out of Pocket
In Texas, the majority of car accident claims are covered by insurance policies. Typically, the responsible party’s insurance company covers damages up to their policy limits. However, if their coverage is insufficient or nonexistent, pursuing a lawsuit against them directly may be necessary.
You Only Have One Year to File a Claim
Contrary to popular belief, the statute of limitations for filing a car accident lawsuit in Texas is generally two years from the incident date. It is essential not to wait, as the process of gathering evidence and constructing your case requires adequate time. You should seek legal representation from a car accident lawyer as soon as possible to give yourself the best chance of getting justice.
Contact Our Law Firm Today
The Law Offices of Troy A. Brookover offers experienced and dedicated legal services for victims of severe accidents in the southern region of Texas. Our team is committed to advocating for our clients’ rights and ensuring that they receive the justice and compensation they deserve. With over three decades years of experience, Attorney Troy A. Brookover has a proven track record of obtaining six- and seven-figure awards for his clients, providing them with much-needed financial support after an accident. If you or a loved one has been injured in an accident, don’t hesitate to contact us for a free consultation at (210) 226-2000. Let us fight on your behalf to protect your rights and secure the compensation you need to move forward from this difficult time.
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