Motorcycle Accident Serves as Safety Reminder

A motorcycle accident that claimed the life of a motorcycle’s driver remains under investigation by Austin Police. The crash occurred in Downtown Austin on Wednesday morning along North MoPac near Fifth Street. Just after 8:30 a.m., police responded to the scene and transported the man to University of Medical Center Brackenridge where he later died. Although the accident is still under investigation, drivers on the road with the man report that he was observed to be driving recklessly considering the traffic at the time. The man was observed to be traveling at high rates of speed as he dodged between… Read More

Man Killed in Motorcycle Accident

AUSTIN, TX – A man was killed Monday afternoon following a motorcycle accident on Slaughter Lane. Austin police report that the crash occurred around 3:15 p.m. on Monday. The man killed was driving a Honda motorcycle near the 800 block of West Slaughter Lane. The man collided with a Toyota Camry that was turning into an apartment complex near that address. The driver of the motorcycle was listed as having life-threatening injuries at the scene and was transported to University Medical Center at Brackenridge. The man succumbed to his injuries early Tuesday… Read More

Deadly Car Crash in North Austin

Deadly Car Crash in North Austin Could Result in a Wrongful Death Claim This morning, a tragic car accident left an Austin man dead and two people in custody. You can read the original story here on KVUE. Austin police are investigating the car crash, which involved two vehicles and happened in North Austin between Parmer Lane and Lamplight Village Avenue. Initial reports from the scene say that two people fled on foot but were chased by police and brought into custody. They are currently at University Medical Center Brackenridge being treated for minor injuries. The reports… Read More

Pedestrian Killed in Hit-and-Run Accident: What Are Legal Options?

According to the Austin American-Statesman, on May 10, an unidentified driver on East Highway 290 hit an Austin man. The young man, later identified by KEYE TV as 25-year-old Valentin Aguilar Jr., tragically died at the scene. Detectives from the Austin Police Department are searching for the driver and have asked to hear from anyone who may have witnessed the fatal hit-and-run accident. If you have any information, call APD Vehicular Homicide Unit Detectives at (512) 974 – 8164. Valentin Aguilar’s family is left behind to cope with the tragic loss of this young man. They should… Read More

Three People Injured in Capital Metro Bus Crash

As the city prepared for potential flash flooding, drivers were urged to stay off of the roads during heavy rain. However, last night at 1:30 AM a Capital Metro bus crash. The bus was driving on West Riverside crashed in a guardrail and injured three people. Austin-Travis County EMS took all three people to the hospital. Thankfully, none of them sustained life-threatening injuries. The crews cleaning up the wreck worked for the rest of the night and did not finish until this morning, according to eyewitnesses. The injured parties have options to recover their medical expenses. Since the Capital… Read More

Urgent Airbag Recall in Austin: Check Your VIN and Stay Safe!

30 million vehicles have been installed with faulty airbags in a recall that started this summer and has increased in size and urgency. Texas drivers are especially prone to danger because our state is so humid—in fact, Texas has been one of the first states made a priority for replacement parts. The problem is twofold. One, the airbags may affect more cars than owners realize. Two, there are not enough replacement parts to go around. Austin car owners have been increasingly frustrated with dealerships’ lack of support, according to this recent KVUE article. As Austin’s premiere car… Read More

Austin Woman Seriously Injured In Hit-and-Run Auto Accident Has Several Options to Cover Medical Bills

An Austin woman suffered severe injuries as a result of a double hit-and-run collision over the holiday weekend. A report by KXAN says Valencia Lock was riding in a car on I-35 near the St. Johns exit shortly before 3 a.m. on July 5 when her vehicle was struck from behind, and the other driver sped off. Valencia got out to examine the damage. As she was getting back into the car, a second car crashed into her, causing severe injuries. That driver also fled the scene. 21-year old Valencia is now hospitalized with broken legs, a broken collar bone,… Read More

SXSW Tragedy – What Happens Next?

One of Austin’s greatest traditions, South by Southwest Festival, was marred by tragedy this year when a Killeen man drove away from police and slammed into numerous people on a closed-off street.  To date, 4 people have died, several people have traumatic brain injuries, and many more are injured. Obviously, the criminal justice system is handling the criminal side of this incident; the driver has been indicted with over 20 crimes and likely faces life in prison.  But what about the civil justice remedies the victims have? Unfortunately, for several reasons, options are very limited and these victims likely… Read More

Personal Injury Settlements And Special Needs Trusts

Accidents are indiscriminate, they can happen to anyone. People of all socioeconomic classes have accidents and suffer injuries because of the negligence of another. People who have a good income through a skilled job can suddenly find they are injured and unable to return to that line of work and enjoy that level of earning potential. It can take months, even years, to be compensated for an injury. Many people have no place to turn except to government programs that can assist them in keeping their family sheltered and fed. Under the law, everyone has the right to be compensated… Read More

How to Avoid a Pedestrian Accident

Whether you’re walking your child to school or just getting some fresh air on your daily afternoon stroll, it’s important to stay safe, especially as a pedestrian. Walking around town is a great way to see the sights and get some exercise, but that doesn’t mean it is always the safest method of transportation. In Austin, Texas the pedestrian fatality rate rose significantly in recent years and is listed in the top 25 most dangerous cities for pedestrians. Safety Tips for Pedestrians Half of pedestrian fatalities occur during the weekends and… Read More