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Fatal accident on north Austin highway ramp

Austin, TX – It is extremely dangerous for pedestrians to attempt to walk on highways, as these roads are meant for high speed traffic and pedestrians are not expected by drivers. If someone is walking on a highway, there is a strong likelihood that they can be seriously injured or killed in a motor vehicle collision. There are attorneys who can help those who were harmed in any kind of accident through a civil lawsuit. 

According to CBS Austin, Travis County EMS issued an update on Twitter that they responded to an accident in the North Austin area [1].

Pedestrian dies on highway ramp

There was an accident on the MoPac Expressway northbound ramp where one person was seriously injured. Medical staff administered CPR to the person, but they later died. A later update gave more info, and the collision involved an adult pedestrian who was apparently killed by a car proceeding on the ramp. The area experienced significant traffic delays for some time afterward, and no arrests were reported. 

Pedestrian injury lawsuits against drivers

Any pedestrian that is harmed during a motor vehicle collision has the ability to bring a civil lawsuit against the driver who caused their injuries. It is also possible that a wrongful death lawsuit can be brought by the person’s family if they were killed during the crash. These kinds of civil cases allow the victim to argue that the driver’s negligence was the direct cause of their losses, and they need to be compensated. Damages in these kinds of cases can include costs of medical care, lost income, and non-economic compensation for pain and suffering. 

How are damages calculated in injury cases?

The amount of compensation paid to the victim will generally reflect the specific losses that they can show. This includes a summary of their medical bills for their treatment, wage statements to show their losses from not being able to work, and other costs like property damage repair estimates. Pain and suffering tends to be more difficult to predict, as an injury lawyer for the victim is given latitude to try to argue for an amount that is sufficient based on the person’s quality of life changes and their inability to function as normal after their accident. 

Accident lawyers in Texas

Robson Law Firm is a practice that focuses on motor vehicle accident and personal injury cases in the area of Austin, Texas. Those who need to speak with their attorneys about their injuries can schedule a meeting for advice. 

USAttorneys.com is a service that works with people who need to find a lawyer. Anyone who needs a referral can call 800-672-3103 to get started. 

Firm contact info:

Robson Law Firm

1114 Lost Creek Blvd., Suite 440, Austin TX 78746

512-345-8200

robsonlawfirm.com

 

Sources:

  1. https://cbsaustin.com/news/local/one-pronounced-deceased-after-auto-and-vehicle-crash-in-north-austin#
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