Fund Set Up for Volunteer Firefighter Killed in Accident
Emergency responders are often called to the scenes of tragic accidents in Texas. When a fatal car accident occurs, families and entire communities are often left stricken with grief. When an accident is determined to have been caused by another motorist’s negligence, it is understandable that surviving family members want justice to be served on behalf of their deceased loved one.
A man who received an award for his volunteer efforts at a Texas fire department in 2015 was recently killed, along with two others, in a tragic two-vehicle collision. The man had served as a captain at the local fire station and was traveling with two children at the time of the crash. A van that had reportedly careened out of control on the highway smashed into the man’s car, killing him and both of the children riding as passengers.
Three occupants in the van were transported to the hospital with serious injuries. A bank account was opened to receive donations on behalf of the family of the deceased victims to help cover funeral expenses. In similar situations, families may be overwrought with unexpected financial burdens due to various expenses often associated with fatal accidents.
Victims and Families have Legal Options
A person deemed responsible for a fatal car accident is able to be held legally accountable to a deceased victim’s immediate family members through the filing of a wrongful death claim. An experienced personal injury lawyer can guide someone through the entire legal process. Such situations are often highly emotionally charged, and it helps to have sound legal representation on one’s side when pursuing such matters in court.
Source: wfaa.com, “DPS: 3 dead in crash near Wylie“, April 1, 2016