A Texas woman stood on trial after being charged with two counts of intoxication manslaughter and one count of intoxication assault. According to the report, the fatal accident occurred when the woman allegedly decided to drive after drinking. She allegedly entered the interstate the wrong way and caused a head-on collision.
Three people were inside the other vehicle. One man and one woman died as a result of the impact. The third passenger survived the accident but was injured. The woman who allegedly caused the accident was taken to the hospital where she was questioned. According to the trooper who was questioning her, she had no idea what was going on and would laugh for no reason.
The report claimed that the woman had consumed 17 shots and four beers in a very short amount of time before getting behind the wheel of her vehicle. The report states that her blood-alcohol level was more than three times over the legal limit, and that she may have used other drugs.
An experienced Texas attorney may be able to help family members file a wrongful death suit against a driver who causes an accident that results in death. One of the first steps is to demonstrate that the driver was liable for the accident. This may be done by using methods for accident reconstructions and through police and accident reports.
Once liability has been established, the attorney may be able to pursue monetary compensation for the family. This compensation may cover any medical expenses, replace the income that was lost and help to secure a financial future for any children. In some cases, the attorney may be able to maximize the amount of the compensation that is awarded the driver's insurance company by demonstrating the significance of the loss for the family.
Source: KPRC Houston, "Accused drunk driving trial begins for woman in Montgomery County", Mark Boyle, July 30, 2013