Police investigating fatal auto-pedestrian crash in Brownsville
BROWNSVILLE – The Brownsville Police Department is investigating a June 13 auto-pedestrian accident that killed an 81-year-old man.
According to a news release, the victim, Roberto Recio, was walking on the crosswalk at the intersection of Palm Boulevard and Jefferson Street when he was struck by a vehicle. The driver stayed at the scene and intoxication was ruled out as a cause of the crash, police added.
The investigation continues.
Pedestrian fatalities in Texas
When a car hits a pedestrian in Texas, the at-fault driver is responsible for paying medical expenses, wage losses, and other applicable damages related to the crash. If the pedestrian is killed, family members can sue on his behalf for their loss of kinship.
Generally, the injured pedestrian would file a claim against the at-fault driver’s insurance company. However, if the driver is uninsured, or it was a hit-and-run accident, there may be no source of liability against which to make a claim. Even if the driver is insured, Texas only requires minimum liability coverage of $30,000 per person or $60,000 for an auto accident with multiple victims.
In such cases where there is no source of liability insurance available to cover damages incurred by the pedestrian, it can be difficult to determine how much their case is worth. It’s important to seek legal advice from an experienced attorney who can help you understand your rights and options when filing an injury claim as a pedestrian in Texas. An experienced lawyer will also be able to evaluate your case and provide guidance on how much compensation you may be entitled to receive.
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The experienced personal injury attorneys at the J. Gonzalez Law Firm can help you with your accident case. Contact us today via this website, or call 1-800-CAR-CRASH to get reliable information for yourself or your family.