One person’s life has sadly been lost in a car crash in Austin, Texas. In addition, four people suffered injuries in the head-on collision, which took place during the early morning hours on a recent Saturday. Sometimes, these types of collisions occur due to a driver’s negligence, which can be grounds for litigation.
How the wreck occurred
The tragic accident took place at a little before 1 a.m. Police said two cars suddenly collided with each other along a road. One adult was pronounced deceased at the crash scene.
Three other adults and one child suffered injuries in the accident and were transported to the hospital. One of the adults suffered life-threatening, critical injuries in the accident, whereas another adult suffered injuries that were considered to be potentially serious. The severity levels of the injuries of the third adult and the child were not immediately known.
Recovering monetary damages after these tragedies
Police may determine through their investigation who was at fault in the fatal crash. If the reportedly at-fault party survived the crash, this person may face personal injury claims filed by the injured victims as well as a wrongful death claim filed by the surviving family members of the adult who died in the collision. Meanwhile, if the person who died appears to have caused the accident, personal injury claims may be filed against this individual’s estate and against any other person with an ownership interest in the car that he or she was driving at the time of the incident. Successfully litigated claims may result in monetary damages to cover burial costs, hospital expenses and other losses related to the accident.