Tyler, TX (January 14, 2022) – At least one person has lost their life following an auto accident in Smith County late Wednesday evening. Just before midnight on January 12, the police and emergency crews were notified that their assistance was needed on-site at a crash on Highway 31.
Reports from authorities show that several vehicles were involved in an accident on the eastbound side of Highway 31. The incident caused moderate delays that extended from County Road 233 (Jernigan Road) to Wildwood Drive.
At least one person involved in the accident suffered fatal injuries and was 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 the victim who lost their life in this accident. Our thoughts are with them at this time.
Fatal Car Accidents in Texas
Around ten people lose their lives each day in motor vehicle accidents across the state of Texas. In many cases, these crashes are entirely preventable. We see many drivers, passengers, and other travelers lose their lives in accidents due to the negligence of others. 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
These and other acts of negligence continue to have an overwhelming impact on families who are forced to deal with the negative consequences of losing a loved one.
When victims lose their lives in crashes, their families are often forced to endure overwhelming consequences. Dealing with mental and emotional pain and suffering is only made worse by the financial consequences they face. Many families have to cover funeral expenses, medical costs, and deal with the loss of a source of income they have grown to depend on.
When victims are killed in motor vehicle collisions, due to the negligence of others, families may have legal options available to help them move forward. Seeking the assistance of a wrongful death lawyer in Tyler can help you get justice.
Texas Wrongful Death Lawyers
Our Tyler 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.
Our team will meet with you to discuss your case and some of your goals moving forward. We will help you recover compensation for medical expenses, funeral costs, lost earning capacity, and a variety of other 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 by calling 210-340-5550. We are available to meet with you at your earliest convenience to discuss your case and the legal options available to help you get justice.
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