Loss of Vehicle Control can Contribute to Accidents
In all likelihood, there are many motor vehicle accidents on Texas roadways every single day. Not all collisions involve multiple vehicles. Sometimes, a fatal car accident occurs when a single driver somehow loses control of the vehicle.
Such seems to have been the case in a recent tragedy that involved one car carrying two occupants. Apparently, the driver entered a parking lot and came to rest at a stop sign near some railroad tracks. The driver reportedly failed to notice that the tracks were a good six feet lower than the rest of the terrain.
After stopping at the sign, the driver accelerated and proceeded to drive straight ahead, thus causing the vehicle to plunge over the drop. The car crashed onto the railroad tracks below, killing a 48-year-old female passenger. The man later told police that he did not realize the road dropped off beyond the stop sign.
Accident Victims and Families have Legal Options
It is always tragic when a life is lost in a fatal car accident that may have been preventable. In the aftermath of such an incident, the family of a deceased victim may pursue justice against a negligent driver in the form of filing a wrongful death claim in a Texas civil court. Damages sought may include funeral expenses, loss of consortium and other financial and emotional losses associated with the accident. Though a monetary judgment can never serve as a replacement for the loss of a human life, it often helps families bear the unexpected financial burdens that arise following such tragedies.
Source: kwtx.com, “Central Texas woman killed in freak weekend accident identified“, Brandon Marshall By, April 4, 2016