Rockdale, TX (December 26, 2023) – A motor vehicle accident reported in the Rockdale area on Saturday evening claimed the life of 20-year-old Aaron Avila. The accident was reported at around 10:00 p.m. on December 23.
According to official reports, Avila was driving on Highway 79, Cameron Avenue, during the evening hours when his vehicle became involved in a collision with a second vehicle near the Walmart parking lot. Avila was injured due to the crash and rushed to an area hospital, where he later died from his injuries.
The driver of the second vehicle, identified as 43-year-old Fred Hanhart, and his passenger, 31-year-old Clayton Merka, were both injured. The two victims were transported to area hospitals for emergency treatment. At this time, the crash is being investigated.
We hope Clayton Merka and Fred Hanhart recover quickly following this crash.
Our condolences go out to the family of Aaron Avila at this time.
Fatal Car Accidents in Texas
In 2022 alone, more than 4,400 people died as a result of motor vehicle accidents that took place in Texas. Far too often, these crashes are a result of reckless drivers. We see many people lose their lives as a result of drivers who are impaired by alcohol, distracted by their phones, or otherwise negligent.
The sudden and unexpected loss of a loved one can be incredibly difficult to deal with. Far too often, families are forced to deal with overwhelming emotional and financial impacts. Following the tragic and unexpected loss of a loved one, your family can pursue a wrongful death claim against the responsible driver.
File a Wrongful Death Case
A wrongful death claim can help you recover financial compensation for some of the damages and losses that you face. This type of legal action can help you get the money you need to cover funeral expenses and burial costs. It can also provide you with financial relief for vehicle repairs, lost earning capacity, loss of consortium, loss of services, and more.
It is vital to seek legal representation from a car wreck attorney immediately. Your attorney will be able to help you seek the maximum possible compensation for the losses and the damages that you face due to your crash.
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Troy A. Brookover is a trusted and experienced attorney who has dedicated his career to helping those who have suffered from serious injuries receive the justice and compensation they deserve. With over 30 years of experience and a proven track record of success in complex personal injury cases, you can trust that Mr. Brookover will fight tirelessly for your rights at trial. If you or a loved one are facing the aftermath of a serious injury, do not hesitate to reach out for a free consultation and compassionate guidance from Troy Brookover’s team at (210) 226-2000. Put your trust in our expertise and commitment as we work towards achieving fair results for you.
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