In a recent blog post, we discussed the necessary elements for a person to bring a wrongful death suit. Often, a wrongful death suit is brought following a car accident caused by someone else's negligence. Fatal car accidents might seem rare, but they happen in Texas all the time. In their wake, they leave devastated families and financial ruin.
According to the Texas Department of Transportation, fatal car accidents are caused by a variety of contributing factors. These factors sometimes can be used to demonstrate negligence on the part of the driver at fault. In rural crashes factors such as failing to drive in a single lane, taking faulty evasive action, speeding, driving too slowly and driving under the influence of alcohol all led to large numbers of fatal accidents. The most dangerous contributing factor in rural accidents in 2013 was driving drunk -- which caused 338 fatal accidents.