$120,000 Settlement in Car to Pedestrian Collision

The Loewy Law Firm has settled a case for an Austin woman who was seriously injured on Oltorf when a car collided with her as she was crossing the street. Our client sustained a broken hip. The Austin Police Department decided not make a conclusion about who was at fault but our law firm’s investigators quickly concluded the driver was at fault – and after we showed our findings to the driver’s insurance company, they settled for the full policy limits. Our law firm specialized in car-to-pedestrian crashes and we have regrettably seen a noticeable rise in these cases in the past year. Read More

Austin Man Indicted for Causing Death of Bicyclist

The Austin American-Statesman reports that an 86-year-old man linked to the death of an Austin bicyclist last year is facing a felony charge of criminally negligent homicide with a deadly weapon after a grand jury indicted him this week. The man was indicted for driving on the shoulder of Loop 360 and hitting 54-year-old Verter Ginestra, who later died at an Austin hospital. The indictment notes that the man, “by criminal negligence caused the death of Ginestra – and that he was criminally negligent in that he operated his car in an unsafe manner.” This is a very big moment… Read More

Austin Man Dies in Construction Accident

According to KLBJ Radio, a 37-year-old Austin man died in a construction accident in Northwest Austin Thursday afternoon after a piece of heavy equipment rolled over him. The incident happened in the 6300 block of West Courtyard Drive near Capital of Texas Highway (Loop 360) about 3:20 p.m. A trencher rolled down a slope and on top of him, according to police. The Loewy Law Firm has represented numerous people who have been seriously injured in construction accidents. Construction sites are very dangerous places and it is imperative that the owners, general contractors, and sub contractors focus on ensuring safety measures are in place… Read More

Austin Man Dies After Hit and Run Car Crash

According to the Austin-American Statesman, on May 7, an Austin was hit by a Nissan Altima on North Lamar Blvd. The man was rushed to Brackenridge Hospital but tragically died from his injuries. The Austin Police Department continues to search for the driver. Our law firm regularly represents people hit and sometimes killed by reckless drivers. Hit and run crashes are some of the worse cases we see. We are currently representing an elderly woman who was hit by a car while she was crossing the street. Our client sustained a broken hip and is still in a rehab unit. Hit and… Read More

Texas Legislature Pass Law Against Hit and Run Drivers

The Texas House passed a new law 130-0 which increases the penalties for drivers for who leave the scene of an accident. The Senate previously passed the bill and Governor Perry is expected to sign it. Austin’s Senator Kirk Watson introduced the legislation. The legislation was passed in response to the tragic death of Courtney Griffin of Austin. Ms. Griffin was walking home late at night when she was hit Gabrielle Nestande, who had been drinking and driving. Ms. Nestande drove off and only received a 10 year probated sentence. A major problem in the trial was a loophole in the… Read More

Pregnant Woman Among Injured in Austin Car Accident

A pregnant woman and five other passengers were injured when a car slammed into the steps of a home on Wednesday afternoon. Witnesses say that the pregnant woman may have suffered serious injuries. “I was sitting right here on the corner,” a witness said, “it all happened so fast.” The 17-year-old witness was forced to jump out of way when a blue sedan was pushed off the road by another vehicle into the front porch of the home. Firefighters were forced to pry the pregnant woman and other passengers from the car following the wreck. The car contained four adults… Read More

Biker Seriously Injured by Driver on Cell Phone

KXAN news reported a tragic story involving Austin resident Bobby Crouch, who was seriously injured while biking on Barton Creek Blvd near Bee Caves Road. Crouch was hit from behind by a 20 yr old car driver, who was on his cell phone and not paying attention to the road. The driver swerved over and crashed into Crouch, and caused him to fly off his bike. Crouch sustained serious personal injuries, including a broken leg and broken back. He is facing months of recovery due to the negligence of this driver. TxDOT concluded that over 90,000 in Texas are related to distracted… Read More

Hit and Run Crashes – On the Rise

KVUE news covered a tragic story regarding a young woman, Katy Palmer, and her boyfriend who were involved in a hit and run collision during South by Southwest in Austin. The driver of the car shamefully drove off and the police and Palmer’s family are actively looking for him. Palmer was killed and her boyfriend sustained a head injury. Our law firm has seen an increase in hit and run car cases in Austin over the past 18 months. The most notable case was the Nestande case, which received enormous media coverage. The less known cases involve innnocent people like Katy Palmer. Read More

Hays County Accident Kills Two, Injures Five

A car accident in Buda, TX that involved a senior center bus and an SUV caused two deaths and five injuries today. Local law enforcement said that the accident occurred this afternoon when the driver of an SUV swerved into the opposite lane and collided with a bus from the Creekside Villas Senior Village Apartments. The driver of the SUV and one bus passenger died in the accident. Five additional passengers were injured, including one critical injury. A city official said that roads near the site of the accident are closed and that drivers should avoid the area. CAR ACCIDENT LAWYER… Read More

$300,000 Settlement For Child Injury

The Loewy Law Firm finalized a $300,000 settlement on behalf of an Austin child who was seriously injured by his neighbor, another minor child. The neighbor child launched a rock negligently into the air and it tragically landed on our 6 yr old client’s head. He had to have emergency brain surgery and is dealing with the consequences of a Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI). The negligent child was covered by his family’s Homeowners insurance policy. Under Texas law, each house must have Homeowners insurance. There are many instances where Homeowners insurance will cover a negligent act, even if the act… Read More