A man and a woman have passed away after a tragic motor vehicle collision in Uvalde, Texas. The accident occurred along Highway 90 West on a recent Sunday afternoon. Sometimes these types of accidents happen as a result of driver negligence, which can be grounds for litigation.
Events leading up to the crash
The tragic accident took place at about 2 p.m. According to authorities, a white pickup was making a left turn onto the highway from a street. However, the pickup truck reportedly did not yield to another pickup truck and thus collided with it.
Police said the man and woman who were in the first truck died in the crash. It was not immediately clear who was driving at the time of the accident. Meanwhile, the passenger and driver in the second truck suffered injuries in the crash and were therefore hospitalized.
Legal recourse is possible following these incidents
The surviving family members of the first truck’s passenger may opt to file a wrongful death claim against the estate of that truck’s driver, seeking the reimbursement of monetary damages. In the same way, the passenger and driver of the second truck may choose to file personal injury claims against the first driver’s estate. The claims may also name anyone else with an ownership interest in the first pickup truck. Only if the plaintiffs can establish liability will a judge decide their claims for damages. Resulting damage awards may help to cover burial costs, hospital bills and other losses stemming from the Texas accident.