A woman has sadly lost her life in a Texas motor vehicle collision. Meanwhile, another woman suffered injuries in the car crash. At times, these types of car wrecks may result from the negligence of an individual behind the wheel, which may be grounds for pursuing a claim for monetary damages through the state’s civil justice system.
The recent two-car accident took place along State Highway 87. According to authorities, a 63-year-old woman was driving north in a sport utility vehicle. Police said the woman then crossed over the centerline of the roadway and entered the southbound lane.
At that point, her vehicle apparently struck another sport utility vehicle operated by a 53-year-old woman. The driver of the first SUV died in the accident. The driver of the vehicle that was struck suffered injuries and was taken to the hospital. Police said they were not sure why the first automobile entered oncoming traffic prior to the accident.
It appears that this Texas accident was due to the first driver’s carelessness. The hospitalized victim may choose to file a personal injury claim in civil court, seeking the reimbursement of documented financial damages. Even though the woman who reportedly caused the accident passed away as a result of it, her estate may still be named as a defendant in the personal injury lawsuit. In the same manner, anyone with an ownership interest in the sport utility vehicle that she was driving at the time of the accident could also be named as a defendant. A personal injury claim that is navigated successfully, based upon a showing of negligence, might lead to a judgment for monetary damages to cover hospital bills, the loss of wages and other monetary losses stemming from the accident.