The lives of two college students were taken in a two-car crash in Texas. As their families grieve their losses, they may also be seeking answers regarding the tragedy. When a fatal motor vehicle accident is caused by the negligence of one or more parties, grounds typically exist to pursue a wrongful death claim through the state’s civil justice system. Likewise, anyone who is injured in a car accident due to the negligence of another has the right to seek financial relief for his or her injuries.
The recent accident took place early in on a Sunday morning. According to authorities, a 21-year-old woman was driving westbound along a parkway. Reportedly, she crashed into the car in front of her.
Two female freshman students were passengers in the car that was rear-ended and died in the wreck. Meanwhile, three other students suffered injuries in the crash. Thankfully, their injuries were not deemed to be life-threatening. Police said they did not know whether alcohol or drugs were causal factors in the crash, but they continue to investigate the collision.
The surviving family members of the two girls who died in the Texas motor vehicle accident may opt to file wrongful death claims against the driver who reportedly caused the accident. Likewise, the injured parties, may file personal injury claims against her, as well as any separate owner of the vehicle she was driving. Liability must be established before the civil court hearing the case before a judge will consider claims for damages. A successfully fought suit may result in damages to cover funeral expenses, medical costs and other losses tied to the two-car accident.