From bad visibility and inclement weather to poor road signs and other obstacles, there are many reasons why car crashes continue to appear in the news. In Houston, Texas, and the rest of the country, these tragedies can also create numerous hardships for the families and friends of victims. A wide variety of problems may arise following a deadly auto accident, including emotional pain, financial difficulties and more. Anyone who is struggling with this should thoroughly evaluate any options that may be available and try to find the best way to move forward.
According to the Medical Examiner's Office, the victim of a recent car accident that happened in Baytown was a 19-year-old high school senior. The crash took place on Wallisville Road on a Sunday morning at roughly 9 a.m.
Investigators claim that the student was unable to manage his vehicle and drove into a ditch, before smashing into a culvert. Although he was flown to a nearby hospital, he was unable to survive the wreck. Authorities stated that he was not wearing a seatbelt at the time of the incident.
Too many people have lost their lives because of a negligent driver or a danger that should have been addressed. When a wrongful death takes place, it can interrupt the lives of people who were not directly involved in the car accident. For example, families may have a hard time paying funeral expenses, children may not ever recover from the loss of a parent or sibling and people could struggle to cover costly medical expenses. Anyone who is in this position and decides to take legal action could benefit from talking to an attorney.
Source: KHOU.com, "St. Thomas HS student killed in car accident in Baytown," May 18, 2014