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Fatal Car Accidents Can Result in Criminal Charges

Texas drivers may agree that one of their worst fears is being involved in a crash. While many car accidents are unfortunate, there are only minor damages and injuries. Sadly, some car accidents result in serious injury or fatality, and sometimes, a driver involved is found to be at fault and may be charged with a crime. 

Recently, a Texas driver was charged with homicide after an investigation into an accident that occurred several months ago. The man was driving a large tractor-trailer and rear-ended a small sedan. He claimed that the driver of the sedan had stopped abruptly and he could not avoid a collision, but authorities determined he had been following too closely. 

The collision killed a female passenger, and she was pronounced dead at the scene. A 12-year-old passenger suffered serious injuries and was rushed to the hospital. Sadly, the child could not be saved, and the decision was made to remove the victim from life support. The driver of the sedan survived but was certainly traumatized by the crash that damaged the vehicle and claimed two lives in front of his eyes. 

When car accidents claim lives, victims and their families may feel as if a negligent driver should be held legally responsible for their pain and suffering. Families wishing to explore their options can contact an experienced attorney. An attorney may be able to help explain what avenues are available to seek compensation for medical bills, funeral expenses, personal injury and other accident-related sufferings.