A fatal accident can affect so many people in so many ways. Family members and friends on both sides have to live without someone they love, whether their loved one is no longer on this earth or is serving time in prison as a consequence of his or her actions. After only 25 minutes of deliberation, a Texas jury has found a man guilty in a hit-and-run fatal accident trial.
According to his attorney, the driver drove away from the scene of the accident, believing only that someone had thrown something at his car. He also said there would have been no reason for his client not to not stop had he known he hit a person. He claims his client found out about the accident when he saw the news the next day.
Investigators with the police department immediately sprang into action to find who had killed the pedestrian. They were able to find the driver and his vehicle that he had hidden in his back yard. The driver made his living as an auto-body repairman, and there was evidence that he had rushed to repair his vehicle to conceal the damage that had been done. The prosecutor added that tissue from the man who was killed had been found on the broken windshield, so there was no way the driver could not have realized he had hit the pedestrian. The driver has been sentenced to 10 years in prison.
Many family members who have lost a loved one in a fatal accident do not know where to turn or what action to take. A wrongful death lawsuit is an option others in similar circumstances have chosen to pursue. This type of lawsuit will not bring their loved one back, but it can help bring closure to a heartrending situation. A Texas attorney can guide grieving families in their quest for financial compensation.