A traffic collision in Texas can have a major impact on the financial, emotional and physical well-being of a victim and his or her family. In the event of serious injuries, car accidents can leave a victim with medical bills, lost wages from missed work and other types of emotional and mental trauma. The aftermath of a fatal accident is typically overwhelming for the surviving loved ones, but they do not have to face it alone.
A car accident that occurred on a recent Saturday morning resulted in the death of one person and the serious injury of another. The crash occurred in Spring, Harris County, police said. The other driver was allegedly driving while intoxicated, police reported.
A 53-year-old woman was driving a passenger vehicle around 12:15 a.m. when a sports car driven by a 45-year-old man slammed into her. Her vehicle was forced off the roadway and struck the concrete partition, Harris County sheriff's deputies reported. The woman suffered serious injuries while a man who police believed was her husband died at the accident scene. Police suspect that the other driver was intoxicated and likely speeding at the time of the crash. He will likely be facing charges, including intoxication manslaughter and intoxication assault.
After fatal car accidents, it is typical for a victim's loved ones to have pressing questions about what occurred and what happens next. An experienced Texas personal injury attorney can answer these questions while helping a client to understand the options available. If a personal injury and/or wrongful death claim is pursued, the lawyer will focus on preparing the strongest case possible while helping the client navigate the often challenging civil justice system.
Source: chron.com, "Drunk driver walks away after fatal crash in Spring, police say", Andrew Kragie, Jan. 28, 2017