Car accidents are unfortunately common occurrences in Dallas. Injuries suffered in a car accident can lead to temporary or permanent disability and potentially even death. Victims may recover monetary damages if the accident was caused by someone else's negligence.
Drunk driving is a common form of negligence that far too often causes serious car accidents in Texas. In Hutchins, Texas, recently a 19-year-old woman, the mother of a 1-year-old child, died after her car was rear-ended by a suspected drunk driver. According to a news report, the woman had pulled over on I-45 at around 4:30 a.m. when a 24-year-old man heading south on I-45 veered out of his the lane and struck the rear of the parked car. The woman had her emergency flashers on when the crash occurred. The woman was taken to a nearby hospital where she died. The 24-year-old man is facing an intoxication manslaughter charge.
Cases like this one are very sad. In an instant, a young boy lost his mother due to another person's potential negligence. When a person is killed due to the negligence of another, the surviving family members of the deceased have the right to sue the negligent party and recover damages. If negligence is proven, the family can recover compensation for loss of companionship and loss of financial support.
Wrongful death lawsuits provide some justice to victims' families in the wake of fatal car accidents. To learn more about car accident claims, victims and their families may choose to speak with an experienced personal injury and wrongful death attorney.
Source: Myfoxdfw.com, "Suspected drunken driver charged in crash that killed young mom," Natalie Solis, Sep. 23, 2014