Odessa, TX (December 15, 2021) – An elderly man has lost his life following a pedestrian accident in Odessa on Saturday evening, December 11. At around 5 p.m., authorities were notified that a crash took place on Williams Avenue.
Reports from authorities show that 80year-old Jose Acosta was walking in the area of Williams Avenue and Murphy Street. For unknown reasons, he was struck by a train passing through the area.
Acosta sustained severe injuries in the accident. Emergency crews arrived at the scene to render aid to the victim. However, he was pronounced deceased from his injuries.
At this time, the incident remains under investigation.
We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the family of Jose Acosta. Our thoughts are with them at this time.
Fatal Pedestrian Accidents in Texas
Pedestrian accidents continue to have a life-altering impact on families across our state. Unfortunately, these accidents are claiming the lives of innocent victims at an alarming rate. Approximately two pedestrians are fatally injured in motor vehicle accidents every day in the state of Texas. These accidents happen far too often, having an overwhelming impact on families. When victims lose their lives in accidents, surviving family members often have to spend tens of thousands of dollars on funeral expenses, deal with lost earnings, and are overcome by the mental and financial consequences that continue to compound.
If your loved one has lost their life in a pedestrian accident, chances are that you may be unaware of legal options available to help you move forward. Rather than trying to deal with the negative consequences alone, you can benefit greatly by reaching out to our Odessa wrongful death lawyers as soon as possible. Our team can help you hold wrongdoers accountable for their actions so you are able to move forward in the best way possible.
Texas Wrongful Death Lawyers
Our Odessa 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.
Wrongful death claims may help you get compensation for:
- Any medical treatment needed for your loved one
- Funeral and burial expenses
- Financial losses, including lost earnings and inheritance benefits
- Loss of companionship
- Loss of consortium
We firmly believe that no settlement or paycheck will ever be large enough to compensate you for the loss of a loved one. For this reason, we strongly emphasize the pursuit of justice. Your family deserves answers and we are committed to helping you get them. If your loved one has lost their life in an accident, due to the negligence of another motorist, do not wait to get the justice you deserve. Contact our Texas personal injury lawyers at your earliest convenience by calling 210-340-5550 to see how we can help you.
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