A car accident can change the lives of dozens of people in a split second. Sadly, this appears to be what happened in a recent crash on the Northwest Side of San Antonio. The collision involved multiple individuals, including a pedestrian who died at the scene of the accident. In all, two people lost their lives and another four were injured. The accident is still being investigated.
Investigators Say the Initial Crash Caused a Secondary Fatal Pedestrian Collision
Many car crashes cause a domino effect in which one car strikes another car which then strikes a third car. In this case, the secondary collision occurred between a vehicle and a woman crossing the street. The first vehicle struck a second vehicle which pushed it into the crosswalk. In situations like these, it can be very difficult for police to know how the accident occurred and who is at fault. It often takes months if not years of investigations and legal actions to understand who is ultimately liable for the injuries and deaths caused in the crash. In the case of the recent San Antonio crash, police report that the driver of the initial collision may have been under the influence of alcohol.
What To Do If You or a Loved One Were a Victim of a Car Crash
If you were injured or a loved one was killed in a car accident, you should know that you have options. You may be able to bring a personal injury claim and seek financial restitution for the harm you suffered. You could be entitled to compensation for your vehicle damage, lost income from missed work, past and future medical bills, disfigurement and scarring, pain and suffering, and more.
To be successful in your claim, you will need a strong, evidence-backed case. A personal injury lawyer can help you find and preserve evidence like dashcam footage, event data recorders, medical records, and police reports. A skilled attorney can also present this evidence to the insurance company or other defendant and fight to get you the compensation you need. Money cannot undo the crash, but it may help you put your life back together after being the victim of a car accident. If the at-fault party will not agree to a reasonable settlement, your attorney may need to file a personal injury lawsuit and fight for you through the civil courts system.
Contact a New Braunfels Car Crash Lawyer
At The Bettersworth Law Firm, we know that car accident cases can be complex. Seasoned New Braunfels personal injury attorney James S. Bettersworth has represented injured victims for over 20 years. He and the rest of our team can provide the legal guidance and advocacy you need. Call 830-443-9193 today for a free, confidential consultation.