Austin, TX (February 19, 2022) – One man has lost his life following a pedestrian accident on Wednesday morning on the Southeast Side of Austin. At around 6 a.m., on February 16, emergency crews were notified that their assistance was needed on-site at a crash on Montopolis Drive.
Reports from authorities show that a male pedestrian was struck by a vehicle on Montopolis Drive in the area of Riverside Drive.
The man sustained fatal injuries as a result of the accident. Emergency crews rushed to the scene to treat the man. However, he was pronounced dead as a result of his injuries.
The police department is currently investigating the accident.
We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the family of the man who lost his life in this accident. Our thoughts are with them at this time.
Fatal Pedestrian Accidents in Texas
Pedestrian accidents in the state of Texas claim the lives of more than 700 people every year. These accidents come with no warning and have a lasting impact on families. Regrettably, the number of fatal pedestrian accidents increased roughly 8.5% between 2019 and 2020.
Losing a loved one in a pedestrian accident can be life-changing. Most likely, you will have to deal with towering financial consequences. You may no longer have a source of income that your family has grown to depend on. You may face towering medical expenses. You may have to cover tens of thousands of dollars in funeral costs. If your loved one has lost their life in an accident, due to the negligence of another driver, you may have legal options available to help you move forward.
Seeking the assistance of a competent wrongful death lawyer in Austin as soon as possible can provide you with the best chances of getting justice. A qualified legal team is equipped with the knowledge and experience necessary to get you compensation to help cover various economic and non-economic damages you face moving forward.
Texas Wrongful Death Lawyers
At Wyatt Law Firm, our Austin pedestrian accident lawyers are completely devoted to being a part of helping your family get justice. We are committed to representing the families of victims who have lost their lives in accidents due to negligence. We fight attentively to ensure each client we work with is able to get justice. 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.
If your loved one has lost their life in a pedestrian accident, our team is available to meet with you and discuss the legal options available for you. Our lawyers are available 24-hours a day, 7-days a week to speak with you about your case and help you get the justice and the compensation you deserve. Our law firm offers free consultations to all prospective clients. 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.
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