Law enforcement authorities in Texas recently responded to a crash that left one person dead and another injured. This single-vehicle accident occurred in Hutto near the end of September. Even though only one driver was involved and that driver failed to survive, the surviving passenger may still seek compensation for his losses through legal means.
According to reports, a 23-year-old male was operating his pickup truck westbound on U.S. 79 when, for reasons unknown, the vehicle left the roadway. He overcorrected and ended up rolling the truck and hitting a tree. The driver was ejected and died at the scene. A passenger — a 19-year-old male — survived and was transported to an area hospital for treatment. His current condition is unknown.
The passenger has a few options for seeking compensation following this event. He can file a claim with the driver’s insurance. He can file a claim against the driver’s estate. Finally, he can file a lawsuit in a Texas civil court. Most personal injury claims can be settled by negotiating with insurance providers. However, if that does prove a fruitless endeavor, litigation may be an appropriate course of action.
Surviving victims of single-vehicle accidents may find it a struggle to achieve fair compensation for their losses. Thankfully, they do not have to fight for relief on their own. An experienced personal injury attorney can assist with insurance negotiations and filing any applicable claims in court. If either is successful, the victim may receive monetary compensation for any documented damages — regardless of whether they are economic or non-economic in nature.