Austin, TX (February 22, 2022) – A motorcycle accident that occurred on Sunday evening in the Austin area has claimed one person’s life. At around 8:20 p.m., on February 20, the Austin Police Department was notified that an accident took place on East Highway 71 that required assistance.
According to the Austin Police Department, a motorcycle and a semi-truck collided in the area of 4535 East Highway 71. The incident caused severe delays in traffic after emergency crews closed off the roadway while they cleared the scene.
One person involved in the accident passed away at the scene due to their injuries.
At this time, the cause of the crash 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 Motorcycle Accidents in Texas
Motorcycle accidents in Texas take the lives of more than 450 people each year. In many instances, these accidents are a result of driver errors. Some of the leading causes of fatal crashes include:
- Driving while under the influence of alcohol
- Driver inattention
- Failing to yield the right of way
- Running red lights
Victims who lose their lives in motor vehicle accidents often leave behind friends and family members who are devastated to learn that their loved one has lost their life as a result of another driver’s negligence.
When victims lose their lives in accidents, they often leave behind family and loved ones who are forced to move on. Dealing with the mental and emotional challenges during the grieving process is only made worse by towering medical expenses, funeral costs, and other financial burdens. These and other financial burdens just make it more challenging to move forward. For this reason, it is crucial that you reach out to a wrongful death lawyer in Austin as soon as possible. You may have legal options available to help you get justice.
Texas Wrongful Death Lawyers
Our Austin motorcycle accident lawyers at Wyatt Law Firm have extensive experience helping bereaved families get justice. We are passionate about helping bereaved families who have endured the loss of loved ones hold negligent actors accountable. We strive to provide responsive and effective representation for clients that is compassionate to their needs.
Our team can meet with you at your earliest convenience to discuss the circumstances surrounding your loved one’s accident. We will gather evidence to ensure you have the strongest case imaginable.
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. If your loved one has lost their life in an accident due to the negligence of another motorist, do not wait to get the justice you deserve. Contact our Texas personal injury lawyers at your earliest convenience by calling 210-340-5550 to see how we can help you.
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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