Texas residents who have lost loved ones in a fatal accident may, at some point in their lives, move on, but they may never fully get over the loss. Whether the deceased was a teenager or a great-grandparent, the void of a physical presence can be overwhelming to those closest to them. Three teenagers and a 32-year-old woman were involved in a recent fatal accident.
The nighttime accident happened when a pickup truck crashed into a Chevrolet Camaro as it was attempting to make a turn. The driver of the truck was thrown from her vehicle and seriously injured. A report on the incident did not indicate whether or not she was wearing a seatbelt.
The driver of the Camaro was also seriously injured, but a family friend says he has not yet been released from the hospital and is recovering. The passenger riding in the back seat of the car died at the scene, and the girl seated in the front passenger side died two days after she arrived at the hospital. The report stated that police are still investigating the cause of the crash and have not released further information.
It is often that a tragedy such as this one ends in a lawsuit. When negligence is the cause of a fatal accident, the family members have the opportunity to file a wrongful death lawsuit for possible financial compensation. An experienced attorney who is familiar with the specific personal injury laws of Texas will be able to give guidance to those who feel they have a case for review.
Source: cbs19.tv.com, "UPDATE: 2 dead after Friday wreck in Longview, one still in hospital", Kenley Hargett, Sept. 27, 2017