When a family loses a loved one to a car crash, they may struggle emotionally and financially. Such an unexpected event is not only heartbreaking for the people who cared about the victim, it can cause them significant financial strain, both because of the costs incurred due to the accident and possibly because of a loss of the victim’s income. This could be the case for two Texas families after a recent car accident took two lives.
According to authorities, the collision happened recently on a business section of Interstate 20. One vehicle was heading west. Another car heading east apparently crossed over the center line and struck the first vehicle head-on. Both the driver of the first car and his passenger were pronounced dead at the site of the crash.
Police say that the second driver fell asleep at the wheel, which caused him to lose control of his vehicle. Authorities have not commented on whether there were any other factors that contributed to the accident. They also haven’t announced any intent to file criminal charges against the driver believed to be at fault.
Even if law enforcement decides to file charges in connection with this car accident, the driver could still face a civil claim from the families of the people who died. Those here in Texas who find themselves in a similar situation may want to consider a similar course of action. An attorney with extensive knowledge of personal injury law can advise a family of all available options to hold parties deemed responsible accountable for their actions.