Texas school zones are high risk areas where collisions often occur. In a recent incident, two vehicles were apparently heading in opposite directions when disaster occurred. Sadly, there was a fatality and several other people suffered injuries as well.
Investigators say a 55-year-old was behind the wheel of an SUV that was headed eastbound moments before the fatal crash occurred. A utility truck driven by a 35-year-old man was traveling westbound on the same roadway at the same time. Police say the SUV careened into the westbound vehicle’s direct path, which resulted in a head-on collision.
The utility truck driver and a passenger that was traveling with him both suffered personal injuries in the collision. However, those injuries were not considered to be life-threatening. The driver of the SUV did not survive the crash and was pronounced dead at the scene of the crash by a justice of the peace.
When a Texas collision resulting in injuries is believed to have been caused by someone who did not survive the incident, a recovering victim may still file a personal injury claim through the state’s civil justice system against the decedent’s estate. In the past, many people have filed such claims to seek compensation for damages, such as medical bills, surgery, long-term treatment or physical therapy and other expenses that may have been associated with a particular collision. A first logical step to take to file a claim in civil court is to request a meeting with an experienced personal injury law attorney.