$350,000 Settlement in South by Southwest Crash Case

The Loewy Law Firm has secured a $350,000 settlement for a young Austin woman who was seriously injured in the South by Southwest tragedy this past year.

The South By Southwest festival is a quintessentially Austin event that attracts hundreds of thousands each year to be a part of the latest in tech, music, and film. This year’s festival was slated to be the biggest yet; the tragic accident that occurred was an even bigger shock to our community. A drunk driver—on the run from police—plowed headlong onto a crowded sidewalk. The catastrophe left four dead and twenty-one injured.

Our client was hit from behind and suffered catastrophic injuries that left her with significant medical and recovery expenses.

Fortunately, she had significant UIM coverage. UIM, or Uninsured / Underinsured Motorist coverage, provides payment in instances when a victim is hit by an uninsured or underinsured driver. We strongly recommend this form of coverage, as we have seen countless cases in which a hit-and-run driver does not have a liability insurance policy. UIM is the only insurance coverage that will help you if you are in a situation like this.

We were able to obtain all available insurance proceeds for this young lady. The case was settled in July 2014, just four months after the devastating crash and just a month after they came to us for help. Our firm is committed to timely settlements in the best interest of our clients. We were glad to be able to quickly settle this case and get our client the help she deserves.