A car accident can have lasting impacts on the physical, emotional and financial well-being of a victim and his or her family. Car accidents may leave injured victims with medical bills, lost wages due to missed work, as well as mental and emotional trauma. Although the aftermath of a serious accident may seem overwhelming, a Texas victim -- including the family of a fatal victim -- does not have to go it alone.
A recent car accident took the life of one woman. It occurred in San Antonio on a Sunday in November. Police say the driver believed responsible was drunk and driving into oncoming traffic at the time the collision occurred.
A man headed south in the northbound lanes crashed his vehicle head-on into one operated by a 27-year-old woman. The accident occurred north of the downtown area in San Antonio around 5:30 a.m. Emergency responders tried to cut her from her vehicle, but she died at the scene. The suspected drunk driver was given a field sobriety test by the police, after which they handcuffed him and took him to a hospital. One investigator indicated that the man will most likely face an intoxication manslaughter charge.
Fatal car accidents typically leave the victim's family with many more questions than answers. A Texas personal injury attorney can help the family understand the options available to them. The lawyer will examine every aspect of the accident to prepare the strongest case possible while helping the victim's family navigate the civil claims process.
Source: ksat.com, "Woman killed in crash with suspected drunk wrong-way driver", Alyssa Medina, Nov. 13, 2016