Losing a family member or close friend in a fatal accident is devastating. The pain from the loss may lessen some with time, but it will never fully go away. The family of a 33-year-old Texas woman is facing that pain after she was killed in a recent fatal accident.
A report on the accident disclosed the woman was in her SUV headed east around 11 p.m. The driver of a pickup truck was going west, but in the eastbound lane of the highway. The two vehicles crashed into each other. No other vehicles were affected by the collision.
Emergency responders found the woman had died from the impact. The other driver was transported to a nearby hospital for treatment, but the injuries were found to be minor. Police intend to continue investigation into the collision, and a spokesperson said the driver of the pickup truck could be facing criminal charges.
When the negligent actions of another person result in a fatal accident, the family of the deceased can make the decision to file a wrongful death lawsuit. An award from the suit can be based on any medical bills that may have been incurred after the accident, the costs for the funeral and burial, loss of the deceased's future earning potential and the pain and suffering experienced by surviving family members. Similar accidents that have resulted in injury to Texas residents have left families seeking assistance from a legal professional to help them pursue recovery of the financial relief they deserve.
Source: wacotrib.com, "Waco woman, 33, dies in wrong-way crash", Kristin Hoppa, May 7, 2018