Corpus Christi, TX (November 2, 2023) – A major accident reported in the Corpus Christi area claimed one person’s life. The accident occurred during the afternoon hours on November 1.
According to official reports provided by the Corpus Christi Police Department, a motorcycle and an SUV collided in the area of Weber Road in Lamont Street. The incident prompted the response of firefighters and CCPD.
Emergency crews went to work quickly on securing the area. Medics responded to care for the injured victim. However, the motorcyclist ended up passing away from their injuries. The victim has not yet been identified to the public.
At this time, the incident is being investigated.
Our sympathies are with the family of the motorcyclist who died in this fatal crash.
Fatal Motorcycle Accidents in Texas
In 2022, a total of 562 motorcyclists died as a result of automobile accidents in Texas. Statistics show that approximately 39 percent of total motorcyclists who were killed in these accidents were not wearing helmets.
Unfortunately, even wearing a helmet cannot prevent a person from suffering severe and fatal injuries all of the time. There are many instances where victims lose their lives as a result of fatal accidents caused by negligence. It is crucial that families are aware of the legal options that they have during these difficult times.
Pursuing a Wrongful Death Case
According to the Texas Wrongful Death Act, only the deceased person’s spouse, children, or parents have the legal standing to initiate a wrongful death claim. However, if they fail to do so within three months following the person’s passing, the estate of the deceased individual can pursue a claim on their behalf.
In addition, the legal representative, heirs, or the estate of the deceased has the right file a survival lawsuit against the responsible party for causing the decedent’s death. These heirs can include individuals designated to inherit under the decedent’s will, or if there is no will, those specified by Texas laws governing intestate succession.
A wrongful death claim provides entitled parties with the ability to request compensation for some of the damages and losses that they face. This can include recovering compensation for medical costs, funeral costs, and more. Seeking help from a Corpus Christi wrongful death lawyer can help to ensure that your family has the best chance of getting justice.
Let Our Wrongful Death Law Firm Help
When dealing with the loss of a loved one, it is important to have compassionate and dedicated legal representation on your side. The Law Offices of Troy A. Brookover understand the difficult emotional and financial toll that comes with losing a family member due to someone else’s actions.
With over 30 years of experience and being Board Certified in Personal Injury Trial Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization, Attorney Troy A. Brookover has proven his knowledge and experience in handling wrongful death cases and seeking justice for his clients.
If you have lost a loved one due to a fatal motorcycle crash, contact our dedicated legal team for a free consultation with our firm today at (210) 226-2000. Let us help you through this difficult time and fight for the justice your family deserves.
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Disclaimer: This post is purely informational and does not serve as a call for business. The information presented here should not be interpreted as legal or medical counsel. Additionally, the accompanying photograph is illustrative and was not captured at the actual site of the incident.