Salado Family Files Wrongful Death Suit in Car Accident
When immediate family members suffer the untimely loss of a loved one in a Texas fatal accident, they are eligible to seek financial redress for their losses. They may file a wrongful death claim in a civil court if the accident is believed to have been caused by the negligence or wrongful actions of another driver. A similar lawsuit was filed recently in relation to a bridge collapse that occurred in late March after a commercial vehicle accident. The tragedy occurred after a tractor trailer reportedly hit a support beam on a bridge.
A 32-year-old man was behind the wheel of a pickup at the time. He was driving underneath the bridge when the beam collapsed in the moments after the collision. According to reports, the man’s pickup was crushed underneath the falling debris. A group of attorneys has recently filed a wrongful death suit on behalf of the decedent’s mother and his five children.
The lawsuit names the trucking company and the driver of the tractor trailer as defendants whose negligence, they claim, is responsible for the man’s death. The claim further asserts that it was the responsibility of the defendants to provide traffic warning devices, safe traffic control plans and safe roadway routes when transporting cargo and operating commercial motor vehicles. Two other companies associated with a construction project the bridge was undergoing at the time have also been named in the wrongful death claim.
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It was reported that the family filing the wrongful death suit has demanded a jury trial in the aftermath of the commercial vehicle accident. Texas residents who wish to learn more about the process of filing a wrongful death suit may want to contact a legal professional who has experience in representing plaintiffs in motor vehicle accident cases. Though any redress a court might award does not alleviate the pain and suffering involved in losing a loved one, it might comfort family members to know that some of the financial costs related to a fatal accident could be taken care of through compensation awarded in a successfully litigated case.
Source: kxxv.com, “Family of Man Killed in Salado Crash Files Wrongful Death Lawsuit“, Estephany Escobar, April 25, 2015