A car accident in Texas can come in many shapes and forms -- from the minor fender bender to the catastrophic occurrence. The former may result in the passengers of the respective vehicles being a bit shaken, while the latter may result in serious injury or death. Car accidents may be an unfortunate fact of life, but going through the results of them does not have to be done alone.
A recent fatal car accident occurred in San Marcos that took the life of two individuals. A 21-year-old woman was driving home after "floating the river" in San Marcos when her car reportedly swerved across the road and collided with another vehicle. The second car's passengers included a pregnant 24-year-old woman and her husband.
The husband died as a result of the crash, while his pregnant wife was injured. The unborn child, however, died due to the injuries suffered in the crash. The 21-year-old female driver has been charged with two counts of intoxication manslaughter with a vehicle, as well as one count of intoxication assault with a vehicle. If convicted, she could face up to 20 years behind bars.
When serious injuries or deaths result from car accidents caused by the negligence or sheer reckless actions of other individuals, the families of the victims may have an avenue to compensation for their losses and also a way to secure their financial futures during a truly devastating time in their lives. In this tragedy, the woman may be entitled to file wrongful death claims in order to recover compensation for funeral expenses and the lost wages her husband would have contributed to their family. Separately, she may also choose to file a personal injury suit against the other driver in order to cover her medical bills and lost wages. An experienced Texas personal injury attorney will most likely be consulted to help her with the claims process.
Source: CBS DFW, "Texas University Student Indicted In Fatal DWI Crash", Nov. 5, 2016