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5 killed in massive Texas collision

On Behalf of | Jul 1, 2023 | Car Accidents |

Traffic signals, road signs and other resources are used on Texas roadways to help keep drivers, passengers and pedestrians safe. For example, a sign that reads “no passing zone” is designed to keep lanes of traffic separated on a section of highway where it would be too dangerous to pass. Sadly, a driver reportedly ignored a “no passing” zone on Highway 87, which led to a massive, head-on collision.

The driver of a northbound vehicle slammed head-on into a southbound vehicle. The impact of the collision was disastrous. All four occupants of the vehicle that struck the southbound car died. The driver in the southbound car was also killed.

The aftermath of a Texas crash

When someone receives word that a loved one has died in a Texas collision, it activates a series of events, including passing on the information to other family members, discussing the incident with law enforcement officers and rescue workers or physicians who may have provided medical care to a victim, as well as making funeral arrangements and resolving various legal issues, including whether the accident victim had a last will and testament in place.

In addition to these tasks, many families file a wrongful death claim in civil court. Texas law allows an immediate family member of a deceased victim to sue when death was caused by another person’s negligence or misconduct. It is advisable to meet with a personal injury attorney before initiating proceedings. An attorney can provide guidance and support throughout the process, which not only makes a courtroom experience less stressful, but it also increases the chances that a plaintiff will receive the maximum amount of restitution allowed under state laws.