San Antonio, TX (November 2, 2023) – A fatal pedestrian accident occurred on the west side of San Antonio on Monday evening, claiming one man’s life.
The accident occurred at around 10:40 p.m. on October 30.
According to reports from the San Antonio Police Department, a man who was assumed to be in his late teens or early 20s was traveling on the side of Highway 90 during the evening hours. For unknown reasons, he was struck on the eastbound side of the roadway just before Acme Road.
The pedestrian was fatally injured and pronounced deceased at the scene.
The incident is currently being investigated by the San Antonio Police Department.
We offer our sympathies to the family of the victim who lost their life in this crash.
Fatal Pedestrian Accidents in Texas
A total of 4,481 people died in automobile accidents in Texas in 2022. Approximately 18.4 percent of victims were pedestrians. These victims are especially vulnerable to suffering severe and fatal injuries and accidents due to the fact that they do not have any protection.
A fatal pedestrian accident can have an overwhelming impact on your family. Quite often, families struggled to move forward in every way. Dealing with the mental and financial impacts of fatal accidents is not something that you have the ability to prepare for.
After experiencing the loss of a loved one, families should seek legal guidance and consider filing a wrongful death lawsuit.
Proving Your Wrongful Death Claim
Wrongful death laws in Texas enable various parties to pursue a claim against the person responsible for the death of a loved one. Establishing negligence serves as a vital component in the majority of wrongful death claims. You must be able to demonstrate that the negligent actions of another driver caused the death of your loved one.
Four key elements will typically need to be demonstrated to establish negligence. This includes showing the following:
- The existence of a duty of care owed by the defendant to your loved one.
- A violation of that duty on behalf of the defendant.
- Actual harm or damage.
- A clear cause-and-effect connection linking the damage to the breach of the duty of care.
To provide yourself with the best chance of proving your case, it is recommended that you seek help from a dedicated San Antonio wrongful death lawyer.
Call On Our Team For Assistance
With more than 30 years of experience, our dedicated wrongful death lawyers at the Law Offices of Troy A. Brookover completely understand how devastating it can be for families to try to move forward after enduring the loss of a loved one. Our team is here to provide your family with guidance during this very difficult time.
Our personal injury lawyers will take control of the legal work so you can focus on healing and moving forward. We will do everything in our power to see to it that justice is served and that the person who claimed the life of your loved one is held accountable. We encourage you to reach out to our Texas personal injury law firm to schedule a free consultation. Our lawyers can meet with you to discuss the options that are available to help you during this difficult time. Contact our law firm by calling (210) 226-2000 to get started.
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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.