Leon County, TX (January 31, 2023) – Two women died following a car crash that took place in Leon County. On January 28, the Texas Department of Public Safety responded to a traffic crash on Highway 79.
At approximately 2:20 p.m., a 2014 Dodge was traveling south on Highway 79. For reasons unknown, the vehicle hydroplaned into the northbound lane and collided with a 2021 Infiniti.
Two people involved in the accident, identified as a 72-year-old woman from Spring, Texas, and a 67-year-old woman from Katy, Texas, were both fatally injured. The two victims were pronounced dead at the scene.
The driver of the Dodge was provided transportation to Palestine Regional Hospital for the treatment of non-life-threatening injuries. The driver of the infinity, a 49-year-old from Katy, Texas, and their 24-year-old passenger were transported to Palestine Regional Hospital with serious injuries.
The circumstances surrounding the accident are being investigated.
We hope the three victims injured in this crash recover quickly.
Our condolences are with the family of the two victims who died in this crash.
Fatal Car Accidents in Texas
Losing a loved one due to an automobile accident can be incredibly difficult to deal with. Regrettably, over 10 people die daily as a result of traffic accidents in Texas. Many of these accidents are a result of negligent drivers. After losing a loved one, your family will most likely face significant financial burdens in addition to overwhelming pain and suffering. In order to help cover some of the losses and damages that you face, your family may be able to file a wrongful death claim.
In Texas, families are able to secure financial compensation for funeral costs, medical expenses, and other financial burdens that they face after losing a loved one. It is important to understand that the damages that are awarded in a wrongful death claim in Texas are done so by following the comparative negligence doctrine. This doctrine provides that injured families are able to secure financial compensation after losing a loved one. However, the amount of compensation can be reduced by the percentage of fault that was shared by the victim.
Under this law, if your loved one contributed to the accident that claimed their life in any way, the amount of damages that you are able to recover can be reduced by the percentage of fault that they shared. For this reason, it is crucial that you reach out to a wrongful death lawyer in Leon County to ensure your family is able to maximize your recovery. An attorney will be able to demonstrate that the defendant was at full and fight for fair compensation.
Losing a loved one as a result of a fatal crash can be incredibly devastating to deal with. Our team of fearless legal advocates at Wyatt Law Firm will guide you through this difficult and challenging process while helping to secure financial compensation so that you can begin the healing process. Our team will build a strong case on your behalf and fight for fair compensation to make sure that your family has the money you need for funeral costs, lost earning capacity, and more. If you have lost a loved one in an auto accident, contact our Texas personal injury lawyers at Wyatt Law Firm to schedule a free consultation by calling 210-340-5550. Our lawyers to meet with you at your earliest convenience to discuss your case and get started on your road to recovery.
Note: Our team used secondary sources when creating this post. These sources include but are not limited to local and state police reports, local news reports, social media platforms, and eyewitness accounts about the accident described. Our team has not independently verified all the facts surrounding this accident. For this reason, if you locate any information that is incorrect, please let us know immediately so that we can correct the error. We will remove a post if requested.
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