No one wants to end up in a serious car accident. Even more so, no one wants to be the person authorities consider at fault for the accident, especially when fatalities occur. Unfortunately, facing blame can be a result, and after a fatal crash, it is possible for an accused person to need insurance defense if a wrongful death claim is filed against him or her.
One man in Texas may be considering such options after being considered at fault for an accident that claimed the lives of three teens. According to reports, the three teens, who were all reported as being 18 years old, were in one vehicle and were traveling through an intersection when their vehicle was struck by the man’s vehicle. The report indicated that the man was traveling 73 mph in a 45 mph zone, but it was also noted that the teens did not come to a full stop at a stop sign at the intersection.
The incident resulted in two of the teens being declared dead at the accident site, and the third succumbed to her injuries days after being transported to an area hospital. The other driver is currently facing charges for manslaughter. Neither he nor a passenger in his vehicle suffered injuries.
In addition to the criminal charges that the man is facing, he could face civil legal action from the teens’ families. In the event that wrongful death claims do come against him, he may want to look into his options for insurance defense. Gaining information from local Texas resources regarding this predicament may be wise.