Learning to live life without someone who was here one minute and gone the next is one of the hardest things a person can go through. Sadly, that is just one of the heartbreaking aftermaths of a fatal accident. The family of a Texas woman is mourning after their loved one was killed in a late-night single-vehicle crash.
The 50-year-old woman was a passenger in a pickup truck whose driver lost control of the vehicle. Police did not disclose the reason the driver, 18 years of age, could not stay on the road. The truck came to a stop in a field to the side of the highway, and the woman had died before rescue personnel could arrive on the scene.
Police later arrested the driver and charged him with manslaughter, a second-degree felony. His bond was set at $750,000 and he could face up to 20 years in prison if he is convicted. Police are continuing their investigation into the cause of the accident.
Once reality sets in after a fatal accident, there are often many concerns surviving family members will have. Money often becomes a real issue when the one who was killed was aa contributor to the family finances. Any financial awards secured from a filed wrongful death lawsuit will help pay bills that inevitably pile up when a source of income is taken away. A Texas attorney can work with a family as they try to make the hard decisions that help them move forward from such a devastating tragedy.