One person was killed in a motor vehicle collision in Austin. Two other people suffered injuries and were transported for emergency care. These types of crashes can easily occur if a driver is careless, which is grounds for litigation.
Events leading up to the crash
The Texas crash occurred around 7:40 a.m. on a recent Tuesday. According to authorities, multiple vehicles crashed at an intersection. When first responders arrived at the scene, they found that one person had been ejected from his or her vehicle. That individual was declared dead about seven minutes after the accident was first reported.
One party had injuries considered life-threatening. The injuries to the other party were simply characterized as serious. Authorities continue to investigate the cause of the crash. Further details were not reported, including the number of vehicles involved in the accident.
How an attorney can help
Police may learn through their investigation that one of the parties involved in the Texas crash caused the accident due to negligent driving, such as speeding or distracted driving. If the allegedly at-fault driver survived the crash, the loved ones of the individual who died in the crash might choose to file a wrongful death claim against this individual. Likewise, the driver believed responsible may face personal injury claims filed by the two victims who were injured in the crash. If the deceased accident victim is found to have caused the crash, the injured victims may still file personal injury claims against that driver’s estate and anyone else with an ownership interest in the motor vehicle he or she was operating at the time of the crash. Successfully litigated claims may result in damage awards to cover accident-related losses, such as hospital bills and funeral costs.