Dilley Law Firm
Menu Contact
For A Free Consultation
210-255-2060 956-217-0792

Fatal car accidents may stem from driving while intoxicated

A high school graduate recently lost his life in a tragic Texas motor vehicle crash. The driver believed responsible now faces manslaughter and driving while intoxicated charges. These types of fatal car accidents are often the result of a driver's negligent or reckless behavior, in which case the driver may be held financially accountable for any injuries or deaths that occur as a result.

The accident occurred on a Friday at an intersection. A 59-year-old woman was reportedly speeding in a car that then left the roadway and struck cars going south. She allegedly ended up hitting and killing the 19-year-old graduate in the process.

At the time of the accident, two current students were with the young man who was killed. They suffered injuries and were transported to the hospital. Meanwhile, the 59-year-old woman who reportedly struck them was arrested for driving while intoxicated as well as manslaughter. The woman, who previously worked as police department dispatcher, was jailed on a bond of $120,000.

The surviving loved ones of the teenager who died in the Texas crash may choose to file a wrongful death claim against the woman, seeking the reimbursement of damages associated with these types of car accidents. In addition, the two injured victims may file personal injury claims against her. If the woman ends up being convicted in criminal court, proof of the conviction may be presented in civil court in an effort to establish liability before the court hearing the case. Once that is accomplished, financial damage claims will be decided.

Source: kvue.com, "Former police dispatcher charged in fatal crash involving Elgin High School grad", Hana Adeni and Drew Knight, April 9, 2018

No Comments

Leave a comment
Comment Information

Contact Us for Your
FREE Case Consultation

Bold labels are required.

Contact Information
disclaimer.

The use of the Internet or this form for communication with the firm or any individual member of the firm does not establish an attorney-client relationship. Confidential or time-sensitive information should not be sent through this form.

close

Privacy Policy

  1. American Association For justice | Member

San Antonio Office
635 South Presa
San Antonio, TX 78210

Phone: 210-255-2060
Fax: 210-228-0493
San Antonio Personal Injury Office

McAllen Office
3900 North 10th Street
Suite 850
McAllen, TX 78501

Phone: 210-255-2060
Phone: 956-413-7000
Map & Directions

Review Us