In the early hours of a recent Monday morning, tragedy struck Texas Highway 69. For reasons yet still unknown, a 61-year-old man who was driving a Silverado veered out of his lane and into oncoming traffic. His vehicle struck a Chevrolet Spark head-on, causing a fatal collision. The Spark was no match for the Silverado.
Rescuers transported the driver of the Silverado to a nearby hospital. The medical team there treated him for injuries that were not thought to be a danger to his life. The result of the crash was much worse for the people in the smaller vehicle.
The fatal collision took 2 lives
Two occupants in the other vehicle were in their 40s. Sadly, neither one of them survived the collision. A justice of the peace who was on the scene pronounced both of their deaths at the accident location. Investigations like the one following this accident often take weeks or months to complete.
When driver negligence is a causal factor in a fatal collision, those grieving the loss of a loved one may be entitled to seek restitution by filing a wrongful death claim in civil court. Litigants must prove that the defendant failed in a duty of care and that his or her negligence was the proximate cause of the plaintiff’s family member’s death. Listening to court officials and others discuss the incident may cause a whole new wave of emotion. To help alleviate stress, it’s wise to ask an experienced wrongful death attorney to act as a personal advocate in court.