Some drivers act responsibly while others are reckless and engage in dangerous behaviors that put other people's lives at risk. In Dallas, Texas, there have been numerous car accidents caused by driver negligence. Drunk driving, tailgating, driving too slow or too fast and failing to obey state and local traffic laws are some of the most common signs of driver's negligence. Drivers who continue to drive irresponsibly can be held liable if they are the cause of an accident that leads to serious injuries and fatalities.
In southern Texas, a recent car collision killed a young teacher. Based on a report, the teacher was struck from behind by a pickup truck, which forced her vehicle to strike the vehicle in front. The victim's vehicle was wedged between the pickup truck and the car in front. It is uncertain whether someone will face charges following the deadly crash.
Cases like this can devastate the family of the deceased. In a blink of an eye, a loved one is lost due to possible negligence. For now, the family of the deceased can only wait until the police reports are released. If there are signs of negligence, the deceased's family may consider filing a legal lawsuit to compensate them for their financial losses from the accident including funeral expenses. However, potential plaintiffs need to ensure that they have substantial evidence before they file a claim.
Car accident victims and their families can obtain evidence with police reports or by conducting a separate investigation. They may hire forensics and accident reconstructionists who can shed light on the crash. Once substantial evidence has been collected, the family can proceed with their claim.
Source: Click2houston.com, "Step Charter School teacher missed by students after deadly crash," Bill Spencer, Dec. 9, 2014