Earlier this month, a Texas car accident involving a van carrying an estimated 30 people crashed, killing ten and injuring twenty others. According to a local news , the accident occurred in South Texas, about 80 miles north of the Mexico border. Evidently, the driver of the van was attempting to make a right-hand turn when they lost control and crashed into a utility pole.
All passengers aboard the van are believed to be undocumented immigrants. The crash occurred less than a week after the Texas Governor issued an executive order preventing private transportation companies from providing transit to migrants. Some believe the Governor’s orders may have limited safer forms of transportation, resulting in the accident victims cramming into the overcrowded van.
Recovering After a Texas Single Vehicle Accident
Single-vehicle accidents make up a significant number of the total Texas motor vehicle accidents each year. After a single-vehicle accident, the driver, as well as any passengers, can recover financially for their injuries through the driver’s insurance policy. These accidents, however, pose various hurdles for both drivers and passengers when seeking to recover for their accident-related injuries. For example, a driver’s own fault may limit their recovery or even preclude it altogether in certain situations.
As for passengers injured in a single-vehicle accident, the situation is a bit more straightforward as they do not generally share responsibility for the accident. However, passengers often encounter an unenviable situation where a driver’s insurance limits are insufficient to fully compensate them for their injuries. This is especially the case in single-vehicle accidents involving multiple passengers.
For this reason, it is imperative when considering a personal injury lawsuit, accident victims identify all potentially liable parties, as this may increase the number of insurance policies that cover the accident.
Carabin Shaw is a Texas car accident law firm representing accident victims and their families in cases stemming from all types of bus, truck, bicycle, pedestrian, and car accidents. The firm’s personal injury and wrongful death lawyers have provided accident victims with high-quality legal representation for more than 30 years. Over this period, Carabin Shaw has recovered more than $1 billion on behalf of accident victims and their families. Our attorneys understand that this is an extremely challenging time for accident victims and do everything they can to make the process as straightforward as possible while always maintaining a focus on obtaining full and fair compensation for each of their clients. Carabin Shaw offers all prospective clients a free consultation and can be reached at:
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