Austin, TX (January 24, 2022) – A pedestrian accident reported in the Austin area has taken one man’s life. At around 1:50 a.m., on January 23, emergency crews were requested on-site at a crash on Research Boulevard.
Reports from authorities show that a male pedestrian was struck by a vehicle while walking in the area between the 7800 block and the 8200 block of Research Boulevard. The incident caused delays near Lamar Boulevard as crews worked to clear the scene.
The pedestrian suffered fatal injuries and was pronounced deceased at the scene.
At this time, the incident remains under investigation.
We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the family of the victim who lost their life in this accident. Our thoughts are with them at this time.
Fatal Pedestrian Accidents in Texas
Between 2019 and 2020, the number of pedestrian fatalities across the state of Texas increased by nearly 8.5%. This increase resulted in more than 700 people losing their lives in these often preventable accidents. The vast majority of pedestrian accidents involve some form of negligence. We often see victims lose their lives in accidents caused by drivers who are speeding, impaired by drugs or alcohol, distracted, or engaging in other acts of negligence.
In many cases, surviving families are forced to endure overwhelming consequences. The mental and emotional impacts are only made worse by the financial burdens they soon encounter. Dealing with medical expenses, funeral costs, and lost wages can be devastating. These acts of negligence continue to impact the lives of countless people every day. If your loved one has lost their life in a pedestrian accident, it is crucial that you act quickly to protect your legal rights. In some cases, families can work with wrongful death lawyers in Austin who can fight to get them justice.
Texas Wrongful Death Lawyers
Our Austin pedestrian accident lawyers at Wyatt Law Firm are committed to achieving the best results for our clients. We have recovered over $500 million in damages for victims and their families following accidents in the state of Texas. We strive to provide aggressive representation for clients that is compassionate to their needs.
Though taking legal action against the at-fault party may be the last thing on your mind, pursuing a wrongful death claim can help your family get compensation to help cover various costs you face during the grieving process.
Wrongful death claims may help you get compensation for:
- Any medical treatment needed for your loved one
- Funeral and burial expenses
- Financial losses, including lost earnings and inheritance benefits
- Loss of companionship
- Loss of consortium
We firmly believe that no settlement or paycheck will ever be large enough to compensate you for the loss of a loved one. For this reason, we strongly emphasize the pursuit of justice.
Contact our Texas personal injury lawyers any time to schedule a meeting with our team. Call 210-340-5550 any time to see how we can help you. We are available around the clock to take your call and discuss your case.
Note: Our team used secondary sources when creating this post. These sources include but are not limited to local and state police reports, local news reports, social media platforms, and eyewitness accounts about the accident described. Our team has not independently verified all the facts surrounding this accident. For this reason, if you locate any information that is incorrect, please let us know immediately so that we can correct the error. We will remove a post if requested.
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