Losing a loved one in a fatal car accident can be an incredibly traumatic experience for people of all ages. Every year, countless people across the state of Texas and the entire country are forced to confront the news that a family member has died in a preventable collision. In such cases, the process of mourning can be severely compounded by considerable financial hardships and other serious issues placed on surviving family and friends. Wrongful death claims can be filed by several different parties, and can account for a number of types of losses.
When it comes to using a cell phone while driving, Texas motorists continue to do so despite the fact that the vast majority of them know better. Every year, distracted driving results in countless serious and fatal car accidents. And while the nature and severity of distracted driving collisions can be difficult enough for victims and their families to cope with, the fact that these types of accidents are largely preventable can be especially devastating. It is for that reason that the attorneys at the law offices of Grimes & Fertitta, P.C., are dedicated to helping families like yours pursue wrongful death claims against liable parties whenever necessary.
Even though most drivers know how dangerous the roads can be and the importance of driving safely, car accidents continue to claim lives. Often, these fatalities could have been prevented. In Houston, Texas, families who have lost a loved one in an auto accident may have a very hard time trying to recover. In addition to significant emotional pain, they could have financial problems as well (medical costs, funeral expenses and so on).
A 16-year-old boy is being charged with causing the deaths of four people in an auto accident. The fatal crash occurred in Burleson, a suburb of Fort Worth. According to an Associated Press report, the accident occurred when the teen's pickup truck crashed into a disabled SUV that was stopped on the road. The crash killed the driver of the SUV, as well as three other people who had stopped to help.
Drunk driving is universally frowned upon in Houston and throughout Texas. However, a troublesome percentage of accidents (including fatal crashes) involve alcohol. Not only is drunk driving a crime, it can expose a person to civil liability.
Summertime driving can be dangerous in Texas highways. Not only are more people on the road (travelling for vacation, or with more teens on the road), the holidays also bring out drunk drivers who believe they are sober enough to drive when they actually are not.