Numerous people are killed or seriously injured every day in auto accidents. Those who drive while distracted, intoxicated or otherwise occupied take a significant risk in causing a fatal accident. Texas Rangers have arrested a man for his part in causing a fatal accident.
A report stated the man was driving an SUV, transporting six passengers when a state trooper made an attempt to pull him over for unspecified reasons. The man tried to evade the trooper and drove across the median in his effort to get away. After hitting a sedan coming from the opposite direction, the SUV driver got out of the vehicle and fled the scene on foot. The mother and son in the sedan were killed upon impact.
Rangers were eventually able to track down a friend of the SUV driver and, subsequently, the driver himself. The friend was arrested on an unrelated allegation, and the driver will be facing two counts of murder, among other charges. The driver is only 18 years of age.
When a fatal accident happens as a result of negligence, there are options for legal recourse by injured victims or by surviving family members of those who have been killed. A monetary judgment awarded in a personal injury or wrongful death lawsuit can be based on property damage, hospital charges, lost wages or even emotional pain and suffering and can be used to pay medical bills, costs associated with a funeral and burial or other expenses. A Texas attorney will take the time needed to walk a client through the process with the focus on achieving the best outcome possible.