Weatherford, TX – One Killed in S Main St Hit-&-Run Accident

Weatherford, TX – One Killed in S Main St Hit-&-Run Accident

Weatherford, TX (May 26, 2024) – One person has lost their life as a result of a hit-and-run accident that occurred in the Weatherford area on Friday, May 24.

Official reports show that a pedestrian was attempting to cross the roadway on South Main Street when a dark-colored Toyota traveling down the roadway struck them. The pedestrian sustained fatal injuries in the crash and was immediately pronounced deceased at the scene. The involved vehicle fled the crash site without stopping. Emergency medical services responded to the scene to care for the victim. However, the pedestrian passed away from their injuries. At this time, the incident is being investigated.

We offer our sympathies to the family of the victim killed in this crash.

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 impact that these incidents can have 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.

Note: The content of this post is derived from secondary sources available to our team. These encompass various outlets such as local news, police reports, eyewitness testimonies, and social media, among others. While we strive for accuracy, we haven’t independently confirmed every detail related to the incident. If you come across any discrepancies, please bring them to our attention promptly for rectification. We are open to post-removal upon request.

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.