Car collisions happen frequently on major roads and highways. In busy traffic areas like Dallas, Texas, motorists often witness accidents involving cars because of the frequency of these kinds of passenger car accidents. When cars or other vehicles collide, the people involved are likely to suffer from injuries and sometimes fatalities in severe cases. After a car accident, the party who caused the crash is likely to face consequences.
In Garland, Texas, a recent car accident claimed the lives of two family members, a father and his son. Based on a report, the victims were traveling with another family member on a local interstate one evening when another vehicle struck their car from behind. The second driver allegedly failed to adjust their speed to avoid the collision. The vehicle in front was engulfed in flames, trapping the occupants inside. The wife and mother of the victims, who was driving the car, sustained minor injuries and was taken to a nearby hospital. The driver at fault also sustained injuries.
Such cases are devastating, especially for the family members of the deceased. In an instant, they lose their loved ones in a preventable accident. In such cases, the family members may seek a legal action against the driver at fault and make that person accountable. The family may use the results of the initial investigation or they may also perform a private investigation to collect substantial evidence against the driver who caused the accident. Collecting substantial information is necessary to ensure that the plaintiff or surviving family will obtain compensation they deserve.
Wrongful death claims are likely to arise in fatal accidents involving recklessness or another person's misconduct. Potential plaintiffs may file the claim themselves or they may seek a legal professional's help to ensure that their claims are properly handled.
Source: Myfoxdfw.com, "Father and son killed in fiery Garland crash," Dec. 24, 2014