Five people have recently been injured in a motor vehicle collision in Texas. The collision occurred along Interstate 10 on a Friday afternoon. Sometimes, these types of collisions happen due to careless driving, in which case, the reportedly at-fault individual may be held liable for any injuries resulting from the crash.
Events leading up to the accident
The unfortunate accident, which involved four motor vehicles, took place at a little past 4 p.m. According to authorities, five people suffered injuries in the crash. One victim’s injuries were deemed serious.
All five of the injured parties were taken to a medical center for the treatment of their injuries. Police said that at the time of the accident, traffic was heavy in both the freeway’s westbound lanes and its eastbound lanes. All of the eastbound lanes ended up being closed for an extended period of time following the crash.
How an attorney can help in the aftermath of these situations
Through their investigation, Texas police may discover that one of the individuals involved in the accident caused the wreck due to negligent driving — such as speeding or distracted driving. In this situation, this person may face personal injury claims filed by the injured parties who reportedly did not cause the accident. The plaintiffs must establish liability before the civil court hearing their case before their claims for damages will be determined. If they do this successfully, they may receive monetary damage awards to cover their hospital expenses and any other losses resulting from the collision, such as the loss of wages stemming from their inability to return to work right away due to their injuries.