Dallas, TX (December 22, 2022) – One person has died as a result of the crash that took place on Thursday morning in downtown Dallas. On December 22, the Dallas Police Department responded to the scene of a multi-vehicle truck crash that took place on Interstate 30.
According to law enforcement, a truck tractor was pulling a trailer full of concrete materials on Interstate 30 when it became involved in the collision near Interstate 45. Multiple vehicles were involved in the accident, which caused severe disruptions in traffic.
One person was fatally injured due to the traffic crash and was pronounced dead at the scene. Two other victims suffered injuries and were transported to local hospitals.
The incident remains under investigation.
We hope those hurt due to this truck crash recover quickly.
Our condolences go out to the family of the victim who died as a result of this fatal truck crash.
Fatal Truck Accidents in Texas
Truck accidents in Texas take the lives of hundreds of people each year. Unfortunately, these accidents take place frequently and have devastating consequences for those involved.
After losing a loved one as a result of a fatal collision, your family may be able to file a wrongful death claim against the person who is responsible. In order to prevail, you must be able to demonstrate that the elements of negligence were present at the time of the fatal collision. This includes proving that the defendant owed your loved one a duty of care, breached their duty, and caused a crash that ultimately took the life of your loved one.
After proving these elements existed, your family will be able to recover financial compensation for some of the losses and damages you face. These include compensation for:
- Loss of Consortium: Loss of consortium is the legal term for the loss of companionship and society. A spouse may be able to recover for the loss of love, affection, comfort, society, and other relations. To recover damages, the plaintiff must show that he or she was married to the decedent at the time of death and that, as a result of the death, he or she has experienced a deprivation of consortium.
- Loss of Services: A person who is found to have caused another person’s death may also be liable for any losses resulting from the death. This includes losses related to services that the deceased person would have typically performed. Family members may be able to recover for the value of lost services, including childcare, cooking, cleaning, yard work, and financial support.
- Funeral Expenses: Funeral expenses are one type of economic damages that may be recovered in a wrongful death action. Funeral expenses include both burial and cremation costs. In order to recover these damages, plaintiffs typically must present receipts or other documentation showing the costs incurred.
Being involved in a truck crash can be extremely traumatic, especially when it results in injury or death. It is important to know that if you have been hurt or your loved one has died as a result of the truck crash, Goudarzi & Young’s Texas truck accident lawyers are available to help. With decades of experience and trusted legal advocates on staff, contact our Texas truck accident lawyers for a free consultation today at 800-256-5169 so that our team can help you recover the compensation you deserve.
Notes: Our team of dedicated writers created this post through the use of secondary sources; therefore, we have not independently verified all of the facts surrounding this truck accident. If you locate incorrect information, please contact Goudarzi & Young, L.L.P., so that we can update the post with the most accurate information available. This post will be removed if requested.
Disclaimer: The information provided in this post is not intended to be legal or medical advice. If you are injured in an accident, seek medical attention immediately, then speak to a lawyer as soon as possible. The photograph used in this post is not representative of this accident. This post is not a solicitation for business.