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Fatal accident involving pickup trucks claims 5 lives in Texas

Losing a family member to a car accident can be a harrowing experience. The grief may morph into anger when it is discovered that the person who caused the accident was behaving negligently by driving while intoxicated or disobeying another road rule, for example. Criminal charges may not be enough in the situation of the loss of a loved one in Texas; seeking financial damages in a fatal accident case can help the family to experience closure.

The family members of five individuals are facing this daunting situation after these individuals were killed in a vehicle accident. The five people were riding in a pickup truck. That's when another truck rear-ended it, authorities said.

The vehicles ended up flipping over and stopped in a ditch. All five people in the pickup truck that was struck from behind died in the collision. The two individuals in the pickup truck that allegedly rear-ended the other truck were transported to the hospital. Police said that alcohol may have been a factor in the accident. Charges were reportedly pending.

The man who allegedly struck the pickup truck from behind may face criminal charges, and if he is charged, he will have to respond to these allegations. He may also deal with other legal troubles in that the family members of the individuals who died in the fatal accident have the right to file wrongful death claims against him. Successful suits will result in financial damages that can help to cover funeral costs and other expenses stemming from the crash. A suit can be successful if the negligent act of intoxication or speeding is established as a causal factor in the collision. Claims for financial damages will be determined in favor of the victim once liability is established to the satisfaction of a civil court in Texas.

Source: ABCLocal.com, 5 killed when trucks crash in West Texas, No author, Sept. 30, 2013

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