Kermit, TX (January 28, 2022) – One man has lost his life following an auto accident in Winkler County. At around 7:40 a.m., on January 27, emergency crews were requested on-site at a crash on Texas State Highway 302.
Reports from local authorities show 30-year-old Julian Espino-Mendoza was driving east on Texas State Highway 302 when a sand hauler pulled out in front of him. As a result, the two vehicles collided near the Black Mountain Sand Plant.
Espino-Mendoza became trapped inside his semi-truck and had to be extricated by the Kermit Volunteer Fire Department. At 9:20 a.m., he was removed from the vehicle and pronounced deceased at the scene.
At this time, the incident remains under investigation.
We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the family of Julian Espino-Mendoza. Our thoughts are with them at this time.
Fatal Car Accidents in Texas
Motor vehicle accidents reported in Texas claim the lives of more than 3,800 people each year. These accidents can often be contributed to some form of negligence. In fact, nearly 80% of accidents in our state are due to driver error. Some leading causes of collisions we see each year include:
- Driving while impaired by drugs or alcohol
- Using cell phones to talk or text while driving
- Eating while operating vehicles
- Driving recklessly
If your family has been impacted by a fatal car accident, chances are that you will deal with more than just emotional pain and suffering. Car accidents often cause overwhelming financial consequences as well. Your family will most likely have to spend tens of thousands of dollars on funeral expenses and deal with lost earnings. These and other financial burdens just make it more challenging to move forward. For this reason, it is crucial that you reach out to a wrongful death lawyer in Kermit as soon as possible. You may have legal options available to help you get justice.
Texas Wrongful Death Lawyers
Our Kermit car accident lawyers at Wyatt Law Firm understand the challenges that bereaved families face after enduring the loss of a loved one. Dealing with their unexpected passing can be a challenge in itself. Learning that your loved one has lost their life due to the actions of another driver can make it seem impossible to move forward. For this reason, our law firm is committed to taking all of the legal work off of your hands so you can grieve and spend time with your family while we fight to get you justice.
We understand that your family is not only dealing with mental and emotional consequences resulting from the unexpected loss of a loved one, but the financial impacts may be far too challenging to endure. For this reason, we are committed to helping grieving families recover compensation to help cover the costs of funerals, alleviate the impact of lost earnings, and help cover other unexpected costs moving forward. Contact our Texas personal injury lawyers any time to schedule a meeting with our team by calling 210-340-5550.
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