Being involved in a car accident is often a shocking experience. After the collision, vehicle occupants may be confused and traumatized. They may leave the vehicle to find out what happened despite the danger of doing so. Unfortunately, two people recently lost their lives in San Antonio when they exited the vehicle after being involved in an accident.
Highway Collision Leaves Two Dead on I-35
Motorists on the highway are often traveling upwards of 60 or 70 miles per hour. This makes the highway an extremely dangerous place to be a pedestrian. Motorists may be traveling too fast to see a pedestrian and stop in time – especially at night. At approximately 1am on November 6, 2021, A man and a woman were traveling in an SUV when they were struck by a pickup truck. The crash victims got out of the vehicle and were struck by a driver in a van. This accident was fatal.
Liability in a Fatal Car Crash
The driver of the van who struck the man and woman on I-35 is not facing criminal charges as of this blog’s publication. However, the situation serves as a reminder of just how complicated car accident liability can be. Often, the actions of multiple individuals lead to a fatal accident. In this situation, both the driver of the pickup truck who caused the original accident and the driver of the van are involved.
If your loved one was killed in a fatal auto accident, you may have legal recourse. Texas law allows surviving family members to bring a wrongful death claim when someone’s death is caused by negligence, carelessness, or wrongful actions. You may be able to seek justice for your deceased family member and recover monetary damages. Financial compensation from a wrongful death claim cannot make up for the tragic loss of human life. However, compensation can help cover the costs of medical bills, funeral and burial expenses, and other losses. Damages in a Texas wrongful death claim may also include the deceased person’s lost earning capacity, lost services, and lost inheritance. The surviving family members’ loss of companionship, society, and love may also be compensable.
Contact a New Braunfels, Texas Car Crash Lawyer
When an individual is killed in an auto accident, the surviving family may be able to bring a wrongful death claim and seek damages. They may be compensated for both financial and non-financial losses stemming from the tragedy. To learn more, contact a New Braunfels wrongful death lawyer at the The Bettersworth Law Firm at 830-443-9193. Set up your free, no-obligation consultation today.