Ted B. Lyon & Associates
866-576-3748 call us today for a free initial consultation
AV Preeminent-Rated*
Trial Attorneys Dedicated To Helping Good People Rebuild Their Lives For More Than 35 Years
Verdicts & Settlements
  • Smalley v. Koch Industries; Koch Pipeline - a wrongful death case
  • Waldrip v. U-Hall - a personal injury case
  • Wiles v. Ford Motor Company - a products liability case
  • Bjerke v. Pierce Mortuary
  • Kahl v. Licker - a wrongful death case
  • Knight v. Dr. Steele & East Texas Anesthesiology
  • Kenyon v. Jerry Mooty, Jr. - a personal injury case
  • Avance v. H.B. Zackry Co. et al. - an automobile accident case
  • Burns v. Caterpillar - a products liability case
  • Skrine v. Victory Gym & Fitness - a personal injury case
  • Castleman v. America's Favorite Chicken - a work injury case
  • Pinales v. HI LITE Industries - a chemical injury case
  • Ogburn v. Sanmina-SCI Corporation - a personal injury case
  • Dunlap v. Excel Corporation - a personal injury case
Areas Of Our Practice

Four children survive fiery car crash on FM 3083

When children survive auto accidents in which their parents die, the tragedy is almost incomprehensible. The Texas Department of Public Safety reported such a tragic car crash that left only children as survivors. The incident reportedly occurred north of Houston on a recent Tuesday afternoon.

An accident report by troopers indicates that a pickup truck carrying five occupants was traveling on FM 3083. For unknown reasons, the driver veered across the center line. The truck smashed head-on into an SUV that was traveling in the opposite direction. There were two passengers in the SUV.

The collision resulted in flames, causing severe injuries to some of the occupants. Four people, including the drivers of the two vehicles, could not be saved, and they were all pronounced dead at the crash scene. The four survivors, who were all children, were all seriously injured. They were rushed to different hospitals. There is no indication of the identities or ages of the survivors or the deceased nor any information concerning in which vehicles the surviving children were traveling.

When children lose their parents in a car crash, many legal procedures typically follow to determine who will take care of them. Once that is determined, the guardian or other surviving family members may pursue financial relief by filing lawsuits on behalf of the injured children against the driver whose negligence is deemed responsible for the injuries and deaths. In this case, it may be possible for wrongful death claims related to the fatalities and personal injury claims to be filed against the estate of the driver who crossed over the center. If negligence can be established before a Texas civil court, documented claims for both financial and emotional damages will be considered for monetary compensation.

Source: ktxs.com, "DPS: 4 killed, 4 hurt in two-vehicle wreck in Texas", April 21, 2016

No Comments

Leave a comment
Comment Information
Texas Verdicts | Hall of Fame | Award Honoree The National Trial Lawyers|Top 100 Trial Lawyers American Academy Of Trial Attorneys AATA | Premier 100 | 2015 Newsweek Leading Showcase Trial Attorneys 2012 AV LexisNexis Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Rated For Ethical Standards And Legal Ability Super Lawyers Legal Leaders Tm | Presents Martindale-Hubbell | Top Rated Lawyers Tm | 2016 | Av Preeminent | Martindale-Hubbell | Lawyer Ratings