San Antonio, TX (February 4, 2024) – A fatal motor vehicle accident reported in the San Antonio area claimed one person’s life. At around 830 p.m. on February 2, the police and firefighters were called to the scene of a collision on the northeast side of the city.
Official reports indicate that a sedan and an SUV collided head-on while traveling on Gibbs-Sprawl Road near Rittiman Road. The impact of the collision caused the sedan to go down an embankment near the railroad tracks. Medical personnel responded to the scene of the crash to provide care to the victims. A victim involved in the accident, identified as a 35-year-old female, was pronounced deceased as a result of her injuries. At this time, the crash is under investigation.
Our sympathies go out to the family of the victim who died in this fatal collision.
Fatal Crashes in Texas
Nearly 375 people die as a result of crashes in Texas every month. These incidents are often preventable. However, we continue to see innocent people forced to deal with the overwhelming consequences of negligent and careless drivers. Fatal car crashes are often caused by speeding motorists, drivers who are distracted, and even aggressive driving behaviors.
After experiencing the loss of a loved one, it is critical that families take legal action immediately. Families often have the ability to file wrongful death claims against those responsible for the sudden and unexpected loss of their loved ones. A wrongful death action can provide financial relief for some of the damages that families face.
What Damages Can Families Pursue?
After a loved one loses their life in a fatal car crash, families can file wrongful death claims against those who are responsible. In Texas, families have a period of up to two years from the date of the fatal collision or the passing of their loved one to seek compensation for the losses and damages they face.
In general, families are able to seek compensation for the economic and non-economic damages that they face moving forward. Economic damages include:
- Medical expenses
- Funeral and burial expenses
- Loss of financial support
- Loss of future earnings
Non-economic damages that are pursuable in a wrongful death claim include:
- Emotional distress
- Loss of guidance and support
- Pain and suffering
- Loss of companionship
- Loss of consortium
It is in your best interest to seek legal representation early on to ensure you have the best chance of getting justice.
Contact Our Law Firm for Guidance
Losing a loved one in a fatal collision is an unimaginable and heartbreaking experience. However, during this difficult time, it is important to remember that you do not have to face the legal battle alone. The Law Offices of Troy A. Brookover is here to support you and fight for justice on your behalf.
Our compassionate legal advocates will handle all aspects of your case so that you can focus on healing with your family. To get started on your case, contact our Texas personal injury law firm for a free consultation by calling (210) 226-2000. We are dedicated to helping families like yours find closure and hold responsible parties accountable for their actions.
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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.