Having to suffer through seeing a loved one killed or seriously injured in a car accident in the Woodlands is a heartbreaking tragedy. Some might say that any attempts to pursue legal action against those who caused such tragedies to be fruitless, as it cannot adequately compensate for the losses suffered. What is lost in this argument is the recognition that motor vehicle accidents can exact a heavy toll in medical bills, repair costs and other expenses. This may leave accident victims with little choice to seek compensation in order to be able to effectively deal with their post-accident challenges.
In some cases, those challenges can include funeral expenses. That is what the family of a Midlothian teen is now left to deal with after she was killed in a car accident outside of Dallas. She was ejected from her vehicle after being struck by another, killing her and her unborn baby boy. Her boyfriend was also traveling in the vehicle and was also ejected in the collision. He sustained a broken neck.
The driver of the vehicle that hit the couple was an off-duty firefighter from Dallas who admitted he had been drinking prior to driving. He has been charged with intoxication manslaughter, although authorities have not ruled out the possibility of bringing more charges against him.
Knowing that the poor and reckless decisions of others might have contributed to car accidents may compound the grief and frustration victims and their families may be feeling even further. Initiating action at that point may also be a way holding the responsible parties accountable (on top of any criminal consequences they may be facing). Those looking for assistance in bringing such action may find it in the form of an experienced attorney.
Source: People “Dallas Firefighter Charged in Crash That Killed Pregnant Teen: ‘Our Grief…Is Immeasurable'” Harris, Chris, Dec. 14, 2017