Dallas, TX (February 11, 2023) – A drunk driver caused a motor vehicle accident in Dallas County early Friday morning, February 10, that claimed one person’s life.
The accident was reported to the Dallas County Sheriff’s Office just after 3 a.m.
According to reports, two vehicles collided on the southbound lanes of Interstate 35 E. near Mockingbird Lane. Deputies responded to the scene and secured the roadway as they worked to remove the damaged vehicles.
One person was fatally injured in the accident and pronounced dead at the scene. A second victim was transported to a local hospital for the treatment of critical injuries.
One of the drivers involved in the accident faces charges of intoxicated manslaughter.
The Sheriff’s Office in Dallas County is actively investigating the collision.
We hope the injured victim is able to recover quickly.
We offer our condolences to the family of the victim who lost their life in this accident.
Fatal Car Accidents in Texas
Fatal car accidents are reported every day in the state of Texas. Quite often, these accidents are caused by negligent motorists. In fact, a significant number of accidents take place as a result of drivers who are drunk or under the influence.
This is one of the most common and deadly causes of fatal car accidents in Texas and is incredibly preventable. Drunk drivers often have a hard time keeping their vehicles on the road, and they may even fall asleep at the wheel. Regrettably, we continue to see innocent people die as a result of drivers who choose to operate their vehicles while under the influence.
If your loved one has died as a result of the fatal crash, you can recover compensation for some of the damages that you face. This can include compensation for:
- Funeral and burial expenses: You can recover the costs of your loved one’s funeral and burial from the at-fault driver.
- Loss of companionship: You can sue for the loss of companionship and love that your loved one provided.
- Loss of services: This can include financial support, as well as the cost of childcare or housekeeping services.
- Pain and suffering: You can also recover damages for the physical and mental pain and suffering that you have experienced since your loved one’s death.
- Property damage: You can recover compensation for any of your property that was damaged or destroyed as a result of the accident, such as damage to your vehicle or other personal belongings.
- Punitive damages: In some cases, punitive damages may also be available.
A Dallas wrongful death attorney will be able to help you determine which damages you are eligible to receive and will fight for maximum compensation on your behalf.
At Wyatt Law Firm, our team is here to support Texas families in their time of need. By providing the best possible legal representation and compassionate understanding, we strive to make sure that those affected by unexpected losses have the opportunity to pursue justice and seek the compensation they deserve. Contact our personal injury lawyers at Wyatt Law Firm to schedule a free consultation by calling 210-340-5550 to get started on your case.
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