Austin, TX (December 21, 2022) – A truck accident took place in Austin on Friday that claimed one person’s life. On December 16, the Texas Department of Public Safety out of Austin was called to the scene of a traffic crash that took place on Farm to Market Road 973.
According to law enforcement, a green pickup truck was turning left onto Farm to Market Road 812 during the evening hours. For reasons unknown, the vehicle collided with a truck at the intersection of Farm to Market Road 973.
One person involved in the crash was fatally injured. Emergency crews rushed to the scene. However, the victim was pronounced dead from their injuries. The victim has not been publicly identified.
Authorities closed off the roadway near the Circuit of the Americas for an extended period as they initiated an investigation into the accident.
At this time, the Texas Department of Public Safety is conducting a crash investigation.
We offer our condolences to the family of the victim who died in this crash.
Fatal Truck Accidents in Texas
Hundreds of lives are lost every year in our state as a result of fatal truck accidents. Unfortunately, a significant number of these accidents are completely preventable. We see innocent people die every single day as a result of crashes caused by speeding drivers, impaired drivers, and drivers who simply fail to yield others the right of way while traveling on the road.
After losing a loved one in a fatal crash, families are able to file a wrongful death claim against the responsible party. When commercial vehicles are involved in these accidents, filing a wrongful death claim can be incredibly complicated.
If the accident was caused by the negligence or recklessness of the truck driver, you might be able to hold them liable for your loved one’s death. You may also be able to sue the trucking company if they failed to properly maintain the truck or ignored safety violations. If the party who is responsible for maintaining the vehicle failed to do so in a responsible manner, they can be held liable as well. Additionally, if the parts on the truck were defective and, as a result, an accident ensued, you may be able to take legal action against the part manufacturer or another party.
Given the complexities of truck accidents, it is crucial that you seek legal guidance from a wrongful death lawyer in Austin as soon as possible if you are considering filing a wrongful death lawsuit. An attorney will be able to investigate the accident and identify what led to it taking place. They will then be able to take an aggressive legal approach on your behalf to ensure you are able to get justice.
At Goudarzi & Young, our Austin truck accident lawyers understand how an unexpected accident can severely disrupt your life. That is why our experienced attorneys are here to help you get the compensation you need and deserve after a truck crash. Don’t wait to call us for a free consultation at 800-256-5169 so that we can walk through your options with you and provide legal representation if needed. We take pride in providing top-notch customer service, so don’t hesitate to contact us today.
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