Travis County, TX (February 9, 2024) – A fatal pedestrian accident reported in eastern Travis County on Wednesday morning claimed one person’s life. Calls for help came in at approximately 3:30 a.m. on February 7.
According to reports provided by the Texas Department of Public Safety, a male pedestrian was struck by a vehicle in the area of Farm to Market Road 969, just two miles east of US Highway 183. The pedestrian suffered fatal injuries as a result of the crash and was pronounced deceased by authorities. At this time, the incident is being investigated.
We offer our condolences to the family of the man killed in this accident.
Fatal Pedestrian Accidents in Texas
Every day, over two pedestrians lose their lives as a result of automobile accidents reported in Texas. These incidents add up to nearly 830 people losing their lives as a result of these accidents every year in our state.
After injuring the loss of a loved one, it is crucial that you take legal action to hold the responsible driver accountable. Filing a wrongful death claim can help you move forward in the best position possible.
Proving Negligence After a Fatal Crash
After experiencing the loss of a loved one, you have the ability to file a wrongful death claim. You must be able to demonstrate that the elements of negligence were present at the time of the crash. This includes showing:
- Duty of Care: This refers to the obligation of an individual or party to exercise a reasonable amount of caution and diligence. For example, concerning road safety, drivers are obligated to follow traffic laws and exhibit a responsible level of care towards others on the road.
- Breach of Duty of Care: This indicates a failure on the part of an individual or party to fulfill their duty of care, constituting the negligence component of a case. In a tragic pedestrian collision, a breach of the responsibility standard may involve actions such as speeding, driving under the influence, or reckless driving that leads to an accident.
- Causation: In the context of a wrongful death lawsuit, the plaintiff must establish a direct connection between the negligent act (the breach of the responsibility standard) and the resulting fatal injuries.
- Damages: This encompasses the damages suffered as a result of the death, encompassing both the economic and non-economic repercussions of the wrongful death.
To provide yourself with the best chance of getting justice, it is important to seek legal representation from a dedicated pedestrian accident lawyer right away.
Call Our Team For Guidance
Losing a loved one in an accident is a devastating experience and it can be even more overwhelming when trying to navigate the legal process. At the Law Offices of Troy A. Brookover, we understand the immense emotional toll that wrongful death cases bring and our team is dedicated to providing compassionate and personalized legal representation for every client. Our goal is not only seeking justice for your family but also securing maximum financial compensation so you can focus on healing and moving forward. If you have suffered such a loss, do not hesitate to reach out for a free consultation with our experienced attorney at (210) 226-2000. Let us fight for your rights and bring closure during this difficult time.
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