Austin Needs More ‘No Refusal’ Weekends: Crash Leading to $600,000 Settlement is Proof

The Austin Police Department conducts a July 4th “No Refusal” weekend every year. Many people grumble about the strict measures. However, anyone who has been affected by a drunk driver knows the terrible repercussions of drunk driving. Our personal injury law firm specializes in catastrophic injuries. Some of the worst we have seen? From drunk driving accidents. Two Austin women were driving when a truck slammed into them. The truck belonged to a local Austin company and was driven by one of their employees. The two women suffered painful injuries and were rushed to the ER. The aftermath of… Read More

Family Sues Bar for Negligence

AUSTIN, TX – A deadly car crash in April took the lives of two young children. The family of the siblings has filed suit against the bar, Cover 2, that allegedly sold the driver of the other vehicle alcohol. According to the lawsuit, the Cover 2 patron continued to consume alcohol until he was drunk. Bar employees then allowed John Alvarado, the alleged intoxicated driver in the collision, to leave the bar. The establishment is located on U.S. Highway 183, just under a mile from Anderson Mill Road. Plaintiffs in the lawsuit are listed as Robby and Crystal Draper. The… Read More

$500,000 Settlement in Motorcycle Accident Case

Loewy Law Firm settled a policy limits case for an Austin man who was badly injured while riding a motorcycle on Bee Caves Road. Our client, the motorcyclist, was pulling out of a Walgreens parking lot. He was blindsided by an elderly driver who was speeding past and could not slow down in time. The collision threw our client off of his motorcycle. Thankfully, he was wearing a helmet – a safety precaution that undoubtedly saved his life. However, he was catastrophically hurt, went to the ER, and was unable to walk for three months. We advocated for the… Read More

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