Austin Police Officer Killed by 18-Wheeler

On July 31, 2021, Lewis “Andy” Taylor of the Austin Police Department passed away due to serious injuries he sustained a few days earlier in a motor vehicle accident. Officer Taylor was responding to a major motor vehicle accident in Austin, Texas, when an 18-wheeler failed to yield the right of way to Officer Taylor and performed a U-turn directly in front of him, causing their vehicles to crash.

Unfortunately, 18-wheeler accidents like the one that claimed Officer Taylor’s life are all too common in Texas. Texas leads the nation in trucking accidents. Further, more fatal trucking accidents occur in Houston than in any other Texas city. Trucking accidents are frequently the result of the negligence and/or gross negligence of those who fail to take the basic steps necessary to prevent them. This includes an employer’s failure to properly hire, train, and supervise its employees, as well as truck driver negligence and gross negligence while driving.

If you or a loved one has been injured or killed under the same or similar circumstances, or have been injured in a commercial motor vehicle collision, call the law firm of Abraham Watkins today. It is imperative that you find a law firm to manage your claim as soon as possible following an injury or death of a family member. Further, it is important to find a skilled law firm with experience handling these cases to ensure that the responsible parties are held fully accountable.

The law firm of Abraham, Watkins, Nichols, Agosto, Aziz, & Stogner is the longest-standing personal injury firm in Texas, and our attorneys are standing by to assist with your claim. Call us today at 713-396-3964 or 1-800-594-4884 for your free consultation.