Considering the volume of traffic, the size of the state and the number of vehicles on the road, it is no surprise that Texas has many car accidents every day. Some accidents are truly accidental and often involve sudden changes in weather and driving conditions, but many others are caused by driver negligence and failure to exercise caution. Driving while intoxicated, failure to follow traffic rules and regulations and reckless and distracted driving are among the most common forms of driver negligence. Unfortunately, a few of these car accidents leave few, if any survivors.
About 50 miles north of Corpus Christi recently, four people died when their Honda Civic was struck head on by a Nissan pickup truck. According to the Texas Department of Public Safety, the pickup was traveling south on Texas Highway 35 when it veered into the northbound lane and struck the victims' car. Five occupants inside the Nissan sustained undisclosed injuries.
According to reports, two girls and two women were killed. The occupants of the Nissan were taken to a Corpus Christi hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.
The families of those killed will probably closely follow the investigation. The investigation will help determine whether they can file legal action against the pickup driver for negligence. They can also conduct their own investigation to help preserve evidence that would be useful in filing suit. Families can also hire forensics and accident reconstructionist specialists who can pinpoint the cause of the crash.
Losing a loved one is devastating both emotionally and financially. However, there are options available to assist in the recovery. Once the families of the deceased have enough information, they can speak with legal counsel in Dallas who can assist them with their legal action against the responsible party.
Source: Ktxs.com, "4 killed, 5 injured in Texas head-on vehicle collision," July 8, 2014