Temple, TX (December 9, 2023) – A fatal collision reported in the temple area on Thursday afternoon claimed one person’s life. The accident occurred at around 320 p.m. on December 7, according to the Temple Police Department.
Cross investigations show that 66-year-old Jimmy Crathers of Temple was driving on the Southeast Loop when he became involved in a collision with a second vehicle near the Avenue H overpass. Crater sustained fatal injuries due to the crash. His passenger, identified as a male, was injured. The victim was transported to Baylor Scott White Hospital for emergency treatment of critical injuries. At this time, investigations are underway.
We hope the injured victim recovers quickly.
Our condolences go out to the family of Jimmy Crathers.
Fatal Car Accidents in Texas
The sudden and unexpected loss of a loved one can be incredibly difficult to deal with. Unfortunately, more than 4400 people died as a result of vehicle crashes in our states in 2022 alone. Every year, thousands of lives are lost as a result of vehicle collisions that occur on our roadways.
In many cases, fatal accidents are a result of reckless and negligent drivers. We see many of these accidents take place due to drivers who are impaired by alcohol or drugs, speeding, or otherwise negligent. After losing a loved one in a fatal accident, families have the ability to file a claim for wrongful death against the responsible party.
What Damages Can I Recover?
In wrongful death cases, courts consider various components when determining recoverable damages. These include:
- Medical expenses accrued after an accident and prior to the passing of a loved one
- Lost benefits, such as pension, retirement, and medical or health insurance
- Funeral and burial expenses
- Mental and emotional anguish
- Lost earnings
These damages are calculated through a complex system to determine how much money a family is able to recover after experiencing the sudden and unexpected loss of a loved one. In addition, families may be able to recover punitive damages, which are used to punish the negligent party for the wrongdoing. After experiencing the loss of a loved one, it is vital that you seek representation from a Texas wrongful death lawyer immediately. An attorney will provide you with the best chance of getting justice.
Call Our Law Firm Today
The team at The Law Offices of Troy A. Brookover is dedicated to helping those who have been injured in accidents caused by the negligence or recklessness of others. We understand the physical, emotional, and financial toll that these incidents can take on individuals and families. That’s why we fight tirelessly to ensure our clients receive the maximum compensation they deserve. For decades, we have been committed to protecting the rights of victims across southern Texas. If you or a loved one has been hurt in an accident, we encourage you to reach out to our Texas personal injury law firm today for a free consultation at 210-226-2000. Let us help you seek justice and move forward with your life.
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