Austin, TX (November 14, 2022) – A traffic accident took place in the Austin area that ended in injuries, according to law enforcement. On Monday morning, November 14, the Austin Police Department was notified that a traffic accident took place on US Highway 183.
The Texas Department of Transportation reported that a tow truck and a second vehicle collided on US Highway 83, along the northbound side of the highway. The crash prompted the closure of all northbound lanes near the Austin airport at East Riverside Drive.
Two people suffered fatal injuries as a result of this vehicle accident. The victims were pronounced deceased at the scene. A third victim was transported by the Austin Travis County EMS to a nearby hospital, where they underwent medical care for their injuries.
At this time, the Austin Police Department is investigating the accident.
We hope the injured victim is able to recover quickly.
We offer our condolences to the families of the two victims who died in this crash.
Fatal Commercial Vehicle Accidents in Texas
Commercial vehicle crashes take the lives of more than 500 people each year in the state of Texas. There are many cases where innocent people die due to drivers who are negligent. Leading factors in fatal commercial vehicle accidents include:
- Drivers who are impaired by drugs or alcohol.
- Drivers who are under the influence of over-the-counter drugs.
- Drivers who are fatigued after spending long hours on the road.
- Drivers who run red lights or pass through stop signs.
- Drivers who failed to yield to others.
Losing a loved one is always a tragedy, but it can be even more devastating when the death was caused by someone else’s negligence. If you’ve lost a loved one in a truck accident that was caused by another party’s recklessness or carelessness, you may be able to file a wrongful death claim against the responsible party.
To succeed when filing a wrongful death lawsuit, you will need to prove that the other party was at fault for the accident and that their negligence led to the death of your loved one. This can be quite difficult to do, considering the fact that insurance companies will do whatever they can to shift the blame for the accident.
If you are considering filing a wrongful death lawsuit after losing a loved one in a truck accident, contact a wrongful death lawyer in Austin right away. An attorney can help you understand the options available to help you get justice and give you the best chance of success.
Our truck accident lawyers at Goudarzi & Young have a proven track record of success when it comes to litigating complex truck crash cases for clients across Texas. With more than two and a half decades of experience, we have successfully litigated more than 20,000 personal injury lawsuits for clients across the state. Our team can help you seek the maximum amount of compensation possible to cover the damages that you face as a result of losing a loved one.
Schedule a consultation with our team today by calling 800-256-5169 to discuss your case in the legal options available to help your family get justice.
Notes: Our team of dedicated writers created this post through the use of secondary sources; therefore, we have not independently verified all of the facts surrounding this truck accident. If you locate incorrect information, please contact Goudarzi & Young so that we can update the post with the most accurate information available. This post will be removed if requested.
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