Safe driving does not just a benefit a Dallas, Texas resident behind the wheel but also benefits other motorists on the road as well. Negligent driving, which can range from ignoring traffic regulations to texting and driving can lead to a car accident. Fortunately, not every car accident results in injuries to a motorist. However some results are more severe than injury, such as the result of a recent accident in Allen County, which led to a loss of life.
According to witnesses, the early afternoon accident occurred when a vehicle driven by a male traveling east attempted to pass a slower-moving vehicle by moving into the westbound lane. Witnesses said the man was driving carelessly and as he moved into the opposite lane to pass, the man's vehicle struck car driven by a 59-year-old woman head on, killing her.
A Dallas car accident victim can file a legal action against a negligent driver in the form of a personal injury lawsuit. Injury treatment for full recovery can be very expensive as a victim will have to pay for medical costs and may be unable to work. Seeking to establish liability will not only hold a driver accountable, but may allow a victim to receive a monetary award to help with medical expenses, lost income and other damages.
If a car accident resulted in the death of a victim, such as this recent incident, loved ones of the victim, such as a spouse or family members, can file a legal action. Seeking liability with the help of a Dallas car accident attorney to address the results of the fatal accident can help loved ones cope with funeral expenses, pain and suffering and other financial trouble brought about by the accident.
Source: starlocalmedia.com, "McKinney resident fatally wounded in automobile accident," May 23, 2014