San Antonio, TX (January 10, 2024) – A man lost his life as a result of an automobile accident that took place on the northwest side of San Antonio overnight. At around 1:45 a.m. on January 10, the San Antonio Police Department responded to the scene of a crash that occurred on Loop 1604.
According to official reports, a pickup truck and a construction crane collided on the roadway in the area not far from Interstate 10. The driver of the pickup truck was fatally injured due to the crash and pronounced deceased by responding officers. At this time, the circumstances surrounding the collision are being investigated by the San Antonio Police Department.
Our condolences go out to the family of the man killed in this crash.
Fatal Car Accidents in Texas
Fatal vehicle collisions in Texas claimed the lives of more than 4800 people in 2022 alone. Unfortunately, our state ranks at the top when it comes to the number of fatal collisions reported each year. Far too often, fatal accidents take place due to recklessness and negligent drivers.
Drivers who are speeding, under the influence, or even distracted contribute to a significant portion of the fatal collisions reported on our roadways every year. After losing a loved one in an accident, families have the ability to pursue wrongful death claims to recover compensation for the damages.
What Damages Am I Entitled to Recover in a Wrongful Death Claim?
Understanding the types of damages available is essential. After losing a loved one in a fatal accident, families commonly inquire about compensation for funeral costs, burial expenses, medical expenses, property damage, lost wages, pain and suffering, and other related costs.
A wrongful death attorney can provide insights into the potential scope of recovery based on the specific circumstances. However, it is important to note that if your loved one contributed to the accident taking place in any way, the amount of compensation that is recoverable will be reduced to reflect the amount of fault they shared. This makes it vital that you seek legal representation right away.
Call Our Team for Guidance
Losing a loved one in a fatal collision is an unimaginable and devastating experience. Besides the emotional toll, there are also legal matters that need to be addressed. Acting quickly and seeking help from experienced car accident lawyers can make all the difference. Waiting too long may result in loss of crucial evidence and witnesses, making it harder for your family to receive justice. The team at The Law Offices of Troy A. Brookover understands the importance of getting justice for your loved one and will work tirelessly to ensure you receive the compensation you deserve. Don’t wait any longer, schedule a free consultation today by calling (210) 226-2000 and let us help you through this difficult time.
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