The victim of a crime is hardly ever just one person. There is a ripple effect among family and friends, especially when the victim is critically injured or killed as a result of the commission of the crime. A fatal accident caused by negligence is a crime that can leave families devastated for many years to come. A woman was killed in a fatal accident when a Texas man allegedly chose to break the law.
Police were called when a company-owned truck was stolen. The police were able to locate the truck and attempted to pull it over, but the driver eluded the police. In his haste to get away, however, he crashed into an SUV, killing the driver instantly. He ran away from the scene on foot and hijacked a sedan from another driver. Police were unable to follow him.
At approximately 10:30 a.m., two days later, the 26-year-old man turned himself in at a fire station. He was promptly arrested, and police charged him with murder. His bond has been set at $1 million.
In an instant, a loved one can be lost in a similar fatal accident. Many people have no idea what they would do in that situation. There are a number of different options available, and an attorney can help a client choose the best course of action for his or her situation. Money can never replace the physical presence of a loved one, but recouping some financial loss through a wrongful death lawsuit is a step some have elected to take. A Texas attorney can explain the details of the process to those who have an interest.