Corpus Christi, TX (January 16, 2023) – One man has lost his life as a result of a truck crash that took place in Jim Wells County on Wednesday morning. At around 5:15 a.m., on January 11, the Texas Department of Public Safety responded to the scene of a two-vehicle truck crash that took place on Texas State Highway 44.
According to reports, a white Mack truck tractor semi-trailer was traveling on Texas State Highway 44 when the vehicle became involved in a rear-end crash with a white Honda Civic.
The driver of the Honda, 30-year-old Daniel Chapa, suffered fatal injuries he was pronounced deceased at the scene by responding DPS troopers.
At this time, the Texas Department of Public Safety is investigating to determine what led to the crash taking place.
Our sympathies are with the family of Daniel Chapa at this time.
Fatal Truck Accidents in Texas
In 2022, over 1,200 people died in truck crashes that took place in Texas. These accidents can often be attributed to some type of negligence. Some common causes of fatal truck crashes in our state include:
- Speeding drivers.
- Drivers who run red lights at intersections.
- Drivers who pass stop signs.
- Drivers who are under the influence of alcohol.
- Drivers who are impaired by drugs, whether illegal or prescription.
When drivers engage in reckless actions, they directly place the lives of others at risk. Unfortunately, these and other preventable actions continue to cause harm to innocent people.
If your loved one has died due to a fatal truck crash, your family may be entitled to compensation. A wrongful death lawyer in Texas will be able to help you file a wrongful death claim against the driver who is at fault.
A wrongful death lawsuit can help your family obtain financial compensation for some of the costs and losses that you have been forced to endure. This can include compensation for funeral expenses, burial costs, lost earning capacity, and more. More. It is essential that you reach out to a knowledgeable legal team as soon as possible to get started on your case so you have the strongest evidence needed to prove your case and prevail.
Losing a loved one as a result of a fatal truck crash can be incredibly challenging to deal with. The overwhelming consequences can impact the lives of surviving relatives both mentally and financially. If your loved one has died due to a fatal crash, it is important that you seek the assistance of a knowledgeable Texas truck accident lawyer right away. At Goudarzi & Young, our dedicated legal advocates have successfully helped countless clients recover the compensation they deserve for their losses. Our team is available to help your family pursue legal action and justice. Schedule a consultation with our Texas personal injury law firm at 800-256-5169 to discuss your case.
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