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Alcohol a factor in fatal accident

Unfortunately, accidents on the highway are a part of life. Some of the leading causes of accidents include drunk driving, driver fatigue or weather conditions. While some of these instances are minor, many others are not. After a recent fatal accident, a Texas family is left to mourn after an intoxicated driver chose to get behind the wheel.

During the early morning hours, the victim was hit head-on by another vehicle that was traveling in the wrong direction along Interstate 37. Police received phone calls prior to the accident of a van heading in the wrong direction, but officers were unable to reach it before the accident occurred. Upon impact, the van erupted into flames, trapping the now-accused man until officers pulled him out after extinguishing the fire. Police also reported the victim died at the scene.

After being treated for minor injuries at a local hospital, the driver was charged with intoxication manslaughter. Due to the man's apparent negligence, the victim's family may be eligible to file a wrongful death claim to help secure maximum compensation to cover any medical bills, funeral expenses and other financial losses incurred as a result of the accident. Experienced legal counsel can help families in similar situations seek the justice they deserve.

Fatal car accidents are always tragic, especially when the accident could have been avoided. Texas families facing similar devastation may benefit from the guidance of a savvy personal injury attorney while navigating the legal aspects of a wrongful death claim. With the proper legal action, grieving families can improve the chances of receiving compensation for any damages sustained after a fatal accident.

Source: kristv.com, "Police: Wrong way driver had been drinking before fatal crash", Feb. 16, 2018

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