It is an unfortunate reality that Texans who obey road rules and operating their vehicles safely can be injured or lose their lives in a car crash. All it takes is another driver choosing to get behind the wheel while under the influence, to drive while distracted, drive recklessly or commit any other risky acts to lead to car accidents with injuries and fatalities. After an accident, those who were affected should keep their options open to consider a legal filing to receive compensation for all they have lost.
An accident that occurred at about 11:00 p.m. is believed to have been caused by a drunk driver. In the crash, a 25-year-old man ran a red light and hit the passenger side of another vehicle. The vehicle that was hit subsequently spun and hit a third vehicle. The 56-year-old female passenger in the vehicle that was initially hit was taken to the hospital where she was declared dead.
Her husband, who was driving, was injured. His injuries are not thought to be life threatening. The driver who ran the light was uninjured. He was questioned by law enforcement and arrested. There was an open bottle of wine in his vehicle. He was charged with intoxication manslaughter.
When there is a car accident with injuries, it can turn a person’s life upside down. Their work can be affected, if they are no longer able to perform the same job, there can be medical expenses, long lasting injuries and more. With a fatality, the family left behind will need to cover funeral expenses and the personal issues that accompany an unexpected and unnecessary death.
Insurance companies might sound compassionate and caring when they first speak to the aggrieved family, but their focus is to keep costs within reason. Therefore, an offer of a settlement will frequently be extremely low. The family might accept it without considering all the accident has cost them and later realize they made a mistake. Discussing a case with a lawyer can prevent this.
In this accident, a woman died and her husband was injured in a car crash with a suspected drunk driver. The investigation is still ongoing, but that does not mean the family should wait before protecting themselves. Speaking to a legal professional who is experienced in filing a lawsuit to recover compensation after a fatal car accident is essential and should be done immediately.
Source: CBS DFW, “Suspected Drunk Driver Causes Deadly Wreck In East Dallas,” Oct. 17, 2017