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Fatal South by Southwest (SXSW) Crash Prompts Safety Revision

In March, we brought you news of a fatal car accident that occurred during the South by Southwest (SXSW) festival in Austin. On that day, four lives were lost and many were injured as a result of a driver’s negligent and irresponsible actions. Now, months after the event, the aftermath of the accident continues to have an impact on the city and has led officials to seek greater safety for future festival-goers.

Making an Effort

According to Austin officials, the task of bringing improved safety to SXSW is at a “critical point”. Some of the changes that could take effect during next year’s festival include the issuing of temporary event permits that place emphasis on safety and traffic control as well as additional patrol officers and a shuttle in the downtown area.

While officials expect opposition from event organizers, reports show that unsanctioned pop-up events are to blame for overcrowding and excessive alcohol consumption.

Representation When You Need It

The events that unfolded during this year’s SXSW festival are proof that a serious accident can happen when you least expect it. Experiencing an accident of this magnitude can result in physical and emotional pain which can significantly burden your life. While this is an unfortunate reality, know that in those difficult times, you are not alone.

The personal injury attorney of the Greenway Law Firm wants to make a difference in your life when all hope seems lost. If you’ve been a victim of another’s negligence, we will listen to your story and work diligently to create a solid plan of action.

You don’t have to be burdened by hospital bills, loss of wages and therapy costs. Let our legal team take the reins of your case and lead you toward a satisfactory outcome. For more information about our legal services, contact our office in Austin today.