Summertime is a common time for people to go a little faster on the roads of Texas. The thrill of driving in the warm air can tempt a little more speed or just make a driver forget the speed limit. But excessive speed can be very dangerous, even deadly, in the least assuming of situations.
A recent accident in Brazoria County shows the possible dangers of moving too fast behind the wheel. The driver of a pickup truck died on State Highway 35 after a collision at an intersection. A car apparently struck the vehicle after one of them attempted to make a turn.
Emergency responders found the truck crashed into a tree, while the other vehicle was in a ditch on the side of the road. Two people in the car were injured. Law enforcement officers investigating the scene think that speed may have been a factor in the consequences of the accident.
When people are injured or killed in crashes that were caused by reckless or negligent driving, they may have a case for financial damages to help with medical expenses and income lost during recovery. The same is true for the survivors of people who are tragically killed in crashes.
An attorney may be one of the best allies for people who suffered in car accidents. Legal representation can help forward a claim for damages or represent someone’s interests if the case goes to court. A lawyer can also help find the various types of assistance that victims and their families may need in an extraordinary time.