The damage that car crashes inflict in Texas may range from minor fender benders to critical collisions. When motorists are killed in car accidents and their loved ones decide to file legal claims, these claims are governed by the law of negligence. This means that motorists must exercise "reasonable care under the circumstances" and a failure to do so may be considered negligence.
One Round Rock woman died after another driver, allegedly engaged in street racing, struck her vehicle, authorities say. The accident occurred on a recent Wednesday evening in December. DPS troopers say the accident occurred around 7 p.m.
A 22-year-old Hutto driver was allegedly racing another vehicle on a local road when his vehicle struck another vehicle. The sheer force of the collision caused the second vehicle to shear and split in half, as well as hit a parked vehicle nearby. A person in the second vehicle, a 68-year-old Round Rock woman, was killed in the collision. Her husband was rushed to a local hospital in critical condition.
When a loved one's death results from the negligence or sheer reckless action of another driver, the deceased's loved ones may have an avenue for compensation for their loss, as well as a way to secure the family's financial future during this devastating time in their lives. Individuals may be able to make a claim to recover compensation for funeral expenses, lost wages the loved one would have contributed to their family and medical bills related to the loved one's treatment for injuries suffered in the accident. An experienced Texas personal injury attorney is often consulted to help with the claims process for similar fatal car accidents.
Source: kxan.com, "Family seeks justice after woman is killed by racing crash on FM 1325", Andy Jechow, Calily Bien and Brittany Glas, Dec. 14, 2016