A Forney resident who was also a constable for Dallas County Precinct 4 lost his life in a head-on collision in June. The officer was driving on FM 741 on his way home when the accident occurred, according to InForney.com.
The married Constable who was the father of two daughters was killed instantly in the crash. The crash occurred when a driver heading the other way suddenly crossed lanes, striking the victim head-on and causing his pickup to roll. The driver of the other vehicle was taken to the hospital where toxicology tests were conducted.
The accident occurred only four miles from the victim’s home, according to the article and a webpage is set up to help his family with donations.
Car Accidents and Wrongful Death Lawsuits
Vehicle collisions that result in lawsuits are generally thought of as ones where the injured party is actually bringing the lawsuit against the driver who caused the accident. In this case, however, and in cases like it, there are other options for the survivors.
The survivors of car accident victims sometimes have a viable chance of winning a wrongful death lawsuit. These lawsuits are brought against the driver that caused the accident to provide for the survivors of the accident due to the sometimes very difficult financial circumstances that such instances can create.
Loss of Support
Losing a family member is always traumatic. Dealing with the emotional trauma is certainly more than most families should ever have to deal with but, on top of that, the families oftentimes have to deal with quite a bit of financial trauma, as well. In instances where the driver who was killed happens to be the primary breadwinner for the family, the surviving family can be put in very serious financial straits because of losing that support.
Hiring a Forney accident lawyer would be an option for a family in the situation. An attorney can figure out whether or not there is good cause to file a wrongful death lawsuit. Remember that, if it does turn out that the driver who caused the accident was criminally liable in some way, it doesn’t mean that you can’t sue them. Even if they are looking at charges such as manslaughter or other criminal charges, the family of the survivors can still file a lawsuit if there is just cause to do so. Speaking with an attorney is the only way to find out for sure.