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Victim Dies from Injuries in San Antonio Tire Blow Out Truck Accident

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Comal County Truck Accident LawyerSan Antonio police have announced that the victim of a San Antonia truck accident has died from his injuries. The fatal crash occurred on Wednesday, April 13, at approximately 5 p.m., on Interstate 10. 

According to a preliminary report issued by the police, an 18-wheeler gravel truck was traveling in the northbound lane when it suffered a tire blowout. This caused the truck to swerve to the left, hitting two vehicles. That impact caused one of the vehicles to slam into a concrete barrier in the median, traveling on top of the barrier until it smashed into one of the metal median pillars. The driver of the vehicle was transported to an area hospital where he later died. The driver of the second vehicle was also taken to the hospital, however, police have not released any information about that driver’s condition. 

Wrongful Death Lawsuit

When the negligence or recklessness of one party causes the death of a victim, the victim’s family may be able to pursue a wrongful death lawsuit against any liable parties. These legal actions can be very important in helping secure the financial stability of survivors. For the claim to be successful, a wrongful death attorney must demonstrate the death would not have occurred but for the actions of the defendant.

The two possible damage awards for wrongful death actions include economic and non-economic. Economic damages are tangible or the actual financial costs of the decedent’s death. They may include costs like lost expected future earnings or medical and funeral expenses. Non-economic damages are for items like mental anguish or pain and suffering. While these damages are often more difficult to determine than economic damages, they may result in much greater awards.  

Who Can File a Wrongful Death Lawsuit in Texas?

Every state has its own laws regarding who can file a wrongful death claim. In Texas, the list includes the victim’s surviving spouse, their children, and their parents. If none of these qualifying family members file within three months of the victim’s date of death, a representative or administrator of the victim’s estate may file the claim. An exception to that is if all of the qualifying family members have requested that no legal action be taken. 

An important issue to be aware of is the statute of limitations. In most cases, the wrongful death action must be filed within two years after the death of the victim. 

Contact a Texas Personal Injury Attorney

If you have lost a loved one in an accident caused by another party, a skilled New Braunfels, TX wrongful death attorney can ensure you get the financial justice your family deserves. Call The Bettersworth Law Firm at 830-606-0404 to schedule a free consultation and find out how we can help. 

 

Sources:

https://statutes.capitol.texas.gov/Docs/CP/htm/CP.71.htm

https://www.ksat.com/news/local/2022/04/14/man-dies-from-injuries-after-18-wheeler-has-blowout-crashes-into-2-cars-on-i-10-on-northwest-side/

The sooner you call, the sooner we can build your case, secure evidence and get maximum compensation for your injuries.

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