A Texas motor vehicle accident resulted in the death of a male passenger. His surviving family is likely questioning exactly what happened and what to do about it. The driver of the vehicle in which the man was riding was also injured. The wreck took place on a recent Saturday just before 6:30 p.m.
The accident occurred in Tarrant County near Interstate 20. An 18-year-old driver apparently lost control of his vehicle while attempting to change lanes. He reportedly crossed the median and collided with two other vehicles. The first car caught on fire.
According to authorities, the drivers of the other cars were not hurt. However, the man whose vehicle crashed into them suffered critical injuries and was rushed to a medical center. His passenger, just 20 years old, was also rushed to the hospital but did not survive his injuries. Police continue to investigate the cause of the crash.
The surviving loved ones of the deceased passenger may opt to file a wrongful death claim against the driver of the first automobile, seeking the reimbursement of monetary damages sustained due to the Texas crash. Likewise, the two injured drivers may file personal injury claims against the driver deemed to have been at fault. Liability must be established based on appropriate proof of negligence before a judge will decide any claims for damages. Successfully litigated claims may lead to damage awards to cover losses stemming from the accident, such as funeral costs, hospital bills and even the loss of support for surviving dependents of the accident victim.