A man has sadly lost his life in a recent car crash in Marshall, Texas. In addition, another individual suffered injuries in the collision. Sometimes, an injury or fatal car crash occurs due to a person’s negligence behind the wheel, in which case the at-fault party may be liable for any injuries or deaths resulting from the accident.
Events leading up to the crash
The fatal accident occurred on a recent Sunday. According to police, a 66-year-old man was driving a car westbound along a road’s inside lane. All of a sudden, a small sport utility vehicle reportedly rear-ended the car.
Police said both drivers lost control of their automobiles as a result of the impact of the crash. The car’s driver ended up being pronounced deceased at the accident scene. Meanwhile, the 24-year-old sport utility vehicle driver suffered injuries and received treatment at a medical center.
The potential for legal recourse after these incidents
The surviving loved ones of the man who died in the Texas collision may choose to file a wrongful death claim against the sport utility vehicle driver, seeking the reimbursement of financial damages. Only if they can establish liability in civil court, based upon a showing of negligence, will a judge adjudicate their claim for monetary damages. If they are successful, they may receive damages to cover their loved one’s funeral costs and even perhaps the loss of support for surviving dependents. No amount of money can undo the events that led to the fatal crash, but damages may help the deceased man’s loved ones to more easily move on from the ordeal.