Fort Worth, TX (February 5, 2023) – A traffic crash took place in the Fort Worth area that claimed one person’s life. On February 2, the Fort Worth Police Department and firefighters were called to provide assistance on-site at a traffic crash that took place on Martin Luther King Freeway.
According to authorities, the vehicle was traveling north on Martin Luther King Freeway during the evening hours. At around 11 p.m., the vehicle began experiencing a mechanical failure. As a result, the vehicle came to a stop while traveling near East Berry Street.
Another vehicle stopped to provide assistance to the vehicle driver. While at the scene, the driver was struck by a third vehicle.
Two people suffered injuries as a result of the crash. Both victims were transported to area hospitals.
One of the victims later passed away from their injuries after arriving at John Peter Smith Hospital for care.
The incident remains under investigation by the police in Fort Worth currently.
We hope the injured victim is able to recover quickly following this accident.
We offer our condolences to the family of the victim who died as a result of this accident.
Fatal Car Accidents in Texas
Fatal car crashes can be incredibly difficult for families to deal with. Unfortunately, thousands of people in Texas and that dying every year as a result of car crashes in our state. Quite often, innocent people lose their lives as a result of driver negligence. Leading factors in these crashes are drivers who are impaired, distractions, and drivers who fail to yield to others.
Dealing with the loss of a loved one can be challenging in any case. However, losing a loved one in an accident that was completely preventable and caused by the negligent actions of another person can make the situation even more unbearable. In some instances, families are able to take legal action against the person who is responsible for the death of their loved one. When families lose loved ones, they are able to file a wrongful death claim against the responsible party.
Filing a wrongful death claim can be incredibly challenging. Families need to be able to successfully demonstrate that the negligence of the defendant caused the death of their loved one. This is done by showing that the defendant owed your loved one a duty of care. For one reason or another, they breached the duty of care. This can be done by showing that the driver was under the influence of drugs, using their cell phone, or even speeding.
It must be proven that as a result of the breach of duty, the driver caused the accident to take place that took the life of your loved one, and due to the fatal accident, your family suffered damages. Although this may seem simple and straightforward, the insurance company will do everything in its power to negate its liability for the crash. For this reason, it is important that you reach out to a Fort Worth wrongful death lawyer as soon as possible.
Our car accident lawyers at Wyatt Law Firm can help prove your case and help your family get fair compensation for the damages that you have suffered as a result of the loss. Contact our wrongful death lawyers today at 210-340-5550 to schedule a free consultation to get started.
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