Two Austin women have filed a wrongful death lawsuit after their father was struck and killed by a car in Northeast Austin.
One early morning in March the 39-year-old man was trying to cross the East Anderson Lane frontage road near Rutherford Lane when he was hit by a car.
The daughters filed a lawsuit at the Travis County District Court against the City of Austin and the driver of the car.
The suit alleges the roadway was dark because a streetlight was not operating and says the driver failed to control his speed, leading to the collision. The daughters seek damages for mental anguish, funeral expenses and legal fees.
Texas law states that an action for wrongful death may be brought if the “wrongful act, neglect, carelessness, unskillfulness, or default” of one party causes the death of another.
This tragedy here in Austin is one of many wrongful death cases that occur each year. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports that nearly 121,000 individuals die as a result of unintentional injury accidents a year. Of these accidents, motor vehicle collisions are the most common with 33,700.
Our Austin injury attorney takes on wrongful death cases. Our firm is committed to providing knowledgeable and effective legal counsel to families who are suddenly having to cope with the loss of a spouse, parent or guardian.
We advise and represent surviving families in wrongful death litigation resulting from:
- Fatal motor vehicle accidents
- Construction site disasters
- Medical malpractice
- Defective product injuries
- Slip and fall cases
- Malicious or negligent acts by coworkers or supervisors
If you have questions about a wrongful death case, call us at (512) 474-8346 for a free consultation. We can let you know up front if you have a legitimate chance of receiving compensation for your loss.
The Law Offices of Aaron Allison – Austin Injury Attorney