A death in the family is always difficult to come to terms with. In fact, it is more difficult when the person killed is young and has the rest of their life in front of them. The reality gets harder to accept when that death is due to the negligence of someone else. A recent fatal car accident is an example of one such unexpected loss.
According to news reports, a 34-year-old man was killed after being involved in a five-car crash in nearby San Antonio. The passengers in his car were also injured and were transferred to a nearby hospital in critical condition. The incident occurred when an 18-year-old man, who was driving a stolen car that was being chased by police, caused a crash that involved four other vehicles. The driver of the stolen car was arrested and is facing charges for murder in addition to charges for car theft and evading arrest.
The sad part of this incident is the fact that the 34-year-old man is survived by a pregnant wife and a baby daughter who have lost the biggest source of love and support in their lives. According to family members and friends, the victim was smart and hard-working and was a man who cared for his family and friends.
In the aftermath of life-changing incidents such as these, a wrongful death lawsuit can be filed within a period of two years from the death of the victim. A successful claim can go a long way in helping the survivors recover the expenses incurred for the victim’s treatment and arranging the funeral and also for the victim’s pain and suffering, the victim’s loss of wages and the survivors’ loss of companionship.