Mesquite, TX (March 2, 2022) – A woman and her young child have both lost their lives following a motor vehicle accident in the Mesquite area on Monday evening, February 28. At around 11 p.m., the Mesquite police were notified that an accident on Interstate 20 required assistance.
According to reports, 30-year-old Jennifer Young was driving a BMW sedan with her 3-year-old son when her vehicle was involved in a crash with a Nissan sedan on Interstate 20 near Farm Road 741. The vehicles became disabled along the roadway. The BMW was then struck by an 18-wheeler.
The woman and her son exited the vehicle and were both struck by another vehicle. The two victims were fatally injured and pronounced deceased at the scene.
At this time, the incident remains under investigation.
We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the families of Jennifer Young and the child who lost their life in this accident.
Fatal Pedestrian Accidents in Texas
The year 2020 saw a record high in the number of pedestrians fatally injured across our state. In fact, 717 pedestrians reportedly lost their lives as a result of motor vehicle collisions. The vast majority of pedestrian accidents involve some form of negligence. We often see victims lose their lives in accidents caused by drivers who are speeding, impaired by drugs or alcohol, distracted, or engaging in other acts of negligence.
In many cases, surviving families are forced to endure overwhelming consequences. The mental and emotional impacts are only made worse by the financial burdens they soon encounter. Dealing with medical expenses, funeral costs, and lost wages can be devastating. In some cases, families can work with wrongful death lawyers in Mesquite who can fight to get them justice. A skilled legal team will review the circumstances surrounding your loved one’s accident and determine what options are available for you to move forward and get justice for your loved one.
Texas Wrongful Death Lawyers
Our Mesquite pedestrian accident lawyers at Wyatt Law Firm completely understand the grief and inconsolable heartache that your family is dealing with after losing a loved one. Though taking legal action against the at-fault party may be the last thing on your mind, pursuing a wrongful death claim can help your family get compensation to help cover various costs you face during the grieving process.
Not only will we fight to ensure your family is able to hold the at-fault party accountable, but we will help you get the financial compensation you need to cover funeral expenses and a variety of other economic and non-economic damages you face moving forward.
Our law firm offers free consultations to all prospective clients. Contact our Texas personal injury lawyers any time to schedule a meeting with our team. Call 210-340-5550 any time to see how we can help you. Our lawyers are available 24-hours a day, 7-days a week to speak with you about your case and help you get the justice and the compensation you deserve.
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