Austin, TX – Pedestrian Killed in N Lamar Blvd Crash near Longspur Blvd

Austin, TX – Pedestrian Killed in N Lamar Blvd Crash near Longspur Blvd

Austin, TX (March 4, 2024) – A pedestrian accident reported on the north side of Austin claimed one person’s life late Saturday evening, March 2. The accident occurred at approximately 10:30 p.m., prompting the response of the police, firefighters, and the Austin Travis County EMS.

According to law enforcement reports, a vehicle struck a pedestrian on North Lamar Boulevard in the area near Longspur Boulevard. The pedestrian, identified as an adult victim, sustained fatal injuries. The victim was pronounced deceased due to their injuries while at the scene. The Austin Police Department is currently investigating the incident.

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

Fatal Pedestrian Accidents in Texas

Every day, more than two pedestrians lose their lives due to reported automobile accidents in Texas. These incidents accumulate to nearly 830 people losing their lives annually as a consequence of these accidents in our state.

After experiencing the loss of a loved one, it is crucial to take legal action to hold the responsible driver accountable. Filing a wrongful death claim can help you navigate the aftermath in the best possible position.

Proving Negligence After a Fatal Crash

Following the loss of a loved one, you have the opportunity to file a wrongful death claim, requiring the demonstration that elements of negligence were present at the time of the crash. This involves showing:

  • Duty of Care: This relates to the obligation of a party to exercise a reasonable level of caution and care. For example, in the context of road safety, motorists are obligated to adhere to traffic laws and demonstrate their duty of care to others on the road.
  • Breach of Duty of Care: This indicates the failure of a party to meet their duty of care, constituting the negligence aspect of the case. In a fatal pedestrian collision, a breach of duty of care could involve actions such as speeding, driving under the influence, or reckless driving leading to an accident.
  • Causation: In a wrongful death claim, the plaintiff must establish a direct link between the negligent act (the breach of duty of care) and the fatal injuries.
  • Damages: This includes the losses suffered by you due to the death, encompassing both economic and non-economic impacts of the wrongful death.

To increase your chances of achieving justice, it is crucial to seek legal representation from a dedicated Austin pedestrian accident lawyer without delay.

Call Our Team For Guidance

Losing a loved one is an incredibly painful and difficult experience, made even more so when their death was caused by someone else’s negligence. At the Law Offices of Troy A. Brookover, we understand the emotional toll that wrongful death cases can take on families. That is why our team is committed to providing compassionate and personalized legal representation for every client. Our goal is not only to seek justice for your family but also to secure maximum financial compensation for your losses, enabling you to begin moving forward. If you have lost a loved one in an accident, contact our Texas personal injury law firm today 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.

Note: The content of this post is derived from secondary sources available to our team. These encompass various outlets such as local news, police reports, eyewitness testimonies, and social media, among others. While we strive for accuracy, we haven’t independently confirmed every detail related to the incident. If you come across any discrepancies, please bring them to our attention promptly for rectification. We are open to post removal upon request.

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.