Whether on busy Texas roadways or other highways in the nation, drivers who act irresponsibly behind the wheels of their vehicles often cause serious accidents. When innocent lives are lost due to motorist negligence, wrongful death claims may be filed in court. One such incident recently occurred just after 3 a.m. that resulted in a man being charged with intoxicated manslaughter.
The 27-year-old man was allegedly driving a vehicle that carried two other occupants. At some point, his vehicle is said to have careened off the road. The vehicle reportedly rolled over multiple times before coming to a halt. Sadly, one of the passengers, a 33-year-old woman, died as a result of her injuries.
The other female passenger was taken to a nearby hospital to be treated for her injuries. The driver was arrested for drunk driving. After being taken to jail, he was charged with intoxication manslaughter.
Others who have lost loved ones in wrongful death accidents in Texas have been able to obtain restitution on the behalves of their family members. Acting on behalf of another in court is often a complicated process. Anyone with questions or concerns regarding such formal undertakings may address the issues at hand with an experienced personal injury advocate. An investigation can be immediately launched to help identify possible sources of liability and determine the maximum amount of compensation that may be available in a particular situation. Although it is difficult to think beyond the grief of losing a beloved family member, a monetary award issued by the court may help offset various expenses related to an accident.
Source: kiiitv.com, "One woman killed in rollover accident, driver arrested", Oct. 17, 2016