Head-on collisions most certainly cause severe injuries if not death. When drugs are involved it is a collision that didn’t need to happen.
“Texas isn’t the only state that has a significant number of deaths as a result of DWIs every year. In fact, our office sees far too many drunk driving accidents like the one we heard about in Illinois. It left three injured and one dead,” said Austin personal injury attorney Beverly Aylmer of Lee, Gober & Reyna.
The collision involved a pickup truck and a small car traveling on a local highway. Evidently the roads were not the greatest when this accident happened and the truck spun out of control and into the oncoming lane of traffic, hitting the small car head-on. The pickup was carrying three people, one who died at the scene. The other three people were transported to the nearest hospital.
While the road may have been slippery due to the winter weather, further investigation of this case led to the discovery that the pickup truck driver was driving under the influence of drugs. The police at the scene also charged him with improper lane usage and not having a license.
“In taking a look at the facts of this case, there are two things that stand out. The first is that the driver was under the influence of drugs, etc. and was thus negligent in driving in that condition. The family of the passenger that died as a result of the driver’s negligence should be able to file a wrongful death lawsuit. The driver of the small car that was hit should be able to file a personal injury lawsuit. These lawsuits would be in addition to his criminal charges for driving while under the influence,” explained Aylmer.
It’s best to remember that while some things look one way on the surface, often there is another explanation for them when they are investigated further. “Car accidents that occur due to the negligence and impairment of another driver should be discussed with an experienced Austin car injury lawyer. Just don’t wait too long to talk to the attorney, or the Statute of Limitations may kick-in and bar a person from filing for fair compensation for their injuries,” added Austin personal injury attorney Beverly Aylmer of Lee, Gober & Reyna.
To learn more, visit https://lgrlaw.wpengine.com.