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Intoxicated driver causes wrongful death near rodeo grounds

A defendant has already been identified in a fatal crash that occurred near Houston's NRG Stadium on March 7. The wrongful death crash left one victim dead after the at-fault driver struck another car and then ran into buses that were being used for transportation for rodeo attendees. The at-fault driver, age 43, is being charged with intoxication manslaughter. He is thought to have been drunk at the time of the collision.

That defendant was reportedly behind the wheel of a pickup truck when he rear-ended a smaller vehicle that was stopped at a red light in the Texas town. That collision caused the Nissan to be pushed into the intersection, leading to the pickup truck striking the first charter bus and then a second as they traveled through the intersection on a green light. The driver of that smaller Nissan, age 65, died at the scene of the crime.

The family members of the victim may be able to recover financial damages in connection with this fatal car crash. Although the at-fault driver is facing criminal charges, he could also be held responsible in connection with the victim's wrongful death in civil court. Wrongful death allegations allow victims' families to obtain the financial compensation they need in connection with the loss of a loved one.

What types of damages can be recovered in connection with wrongful death? You may be entitled to compensation for the victim's potential lost wages, pain and suffering, loss of companionship and a variety of other claims. These families deserve financial compensation because of the hardship they suffer because of someone else's negligence. Attorneys can provide additional information about these victims' legal rights and options.

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