09/09/2013 // 1-800 Car Wreck (Press Release) // Eberstein & Witherite // (press release)
Charges have been brought against a man suspected of running a stop sign and killing the driver of another vehicle. According to a KHOU News report, the 20-year-old man fled the scene on foot along with the passenger of the pickup he was driving after striking the victim’s vehicle when he ran the stop sign. The victim, a 46-year-old male, was pronounced dead at the scene. The suspect has been charged with intoxication manslaughter.
As stated by the Houston car accident lawyers of 1-800-Car-Wreck, this particular accident illustrates a myriad of negligent acts that all too often result in fatalities involving innocent victims. In addition to driving under the influence, the attorneys note, failing to obey traffic signs, and choosing to flee the scene as opposed to summoning help for those injured are life-altering decisions that never result in a happy ending for innocent victims or those committing the egregious acts.
In cases where charges are filed in connection with a serious accident, injured parties likely will have legal standing to file a personal injury claim for any damages that have been incurred as a result. If an accident is fatal, then the surviving family members may be able to pursue a wrongful death claim on their behalf.
If you are unsure of your legal options or have any questions about your legal rights or those of a loved one who has been seriously hurt in a car wreck linked to drunk driving, another driver running a red light or stop sign, or other act of negligence, you can speak with a Houston personal injury attorney about what to do next.
This article is presented by the Houston attorneys of 1-800-Car-Wreck/The law firm of Eberstein & Witherite.
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