The teenage years should be carefree and full of joy. Sadly, causing a fatal accident as a teen can cause repercussions that can continue far into adulthood. Two Texas teenagers died in a fatal accident that may have been the result of the negligence of a friend.
The 17-year-old driver and his girlfriend occupied the front seat of a 2005 Nissan Altima, while their two friends, brothers 17 and 14 years of age, were in the back. For a reason that has yet to be determined by investigators, the driver lost control of the vehicle. It veered off the road, crashed into a tree and flipped over. Although they were injured, the driver and his girlfriend tried to pull the trapped brothers from the car.
Emergency rescue crews arrived at the scene and instructed the teens to move away from the car, as flames were spurting into the air. The team was not able to save the brothers. The driver was found to be seriously injured, with his jaw and collar bone broken. He was airlifted to a trauma center. His girlfriend suffered minor injuries and was released after treatment from a nearby medical facility.
Since the initial evidence suggests that the driver was responsible for the fatal accident, the family of the brothers likely have grounds to file a wrongful death lawsuit against him. This type of lawsuit can help bring closure to a horrific situation in which no family wants to find itself. There are Texas attorneys who have experience fighting for the rights of clients who have found themselves in a similar, tragic position.