Calhoun County, TX (January 26, 2021) – An automobile accident reported just outside of Port Lavaca claimed the life of a man from the Houston area. Just before 12:30 p.m., on January 24, the Texas Department of Public Safety responded to the scene of a vehicle collision on Farm to Market Road 1289.
Reports from authorities show that a crash between a Dodge Ram and a Ford Ranger occurred on Farm to Market Road 1289 just 12 miles outside of Port Lavaca. The impact of the crash left both vehicles with severe damage.
The driver of the Dodge, 40-year-old Medardo Luis Garcia, sustained fatal injuries in the accident. Authorities declared the victim deceased at the scene. The driver of the Ford was transported to Citizens Medical Center in Victoria for the treatment of injuries. At this time, the police are investigating the accident.
Our deepest condolences go out to the family of Medardo Luis Garcia. Our thoughts are with them at this time.
Fatal Car Accidents in Texas
Motor vehicle accidents throughout the state of Texas claim the lives of more than 3,600 people each year. Head-on collisions are more likely to result in fatal injuries than most other types of accidents. The head-to-head impact of two vehicles can cause extensive front end damages and cause drivers and their passengers to become pinned inside their vehicles. Rear-end collisions, T-bones, and various other types of collisions can have a devastating impact on the lives of those involved. These crashes are often a result of one or both drivers acting negligently.
Texting while driving, operating vehicles while impaired, reckless driving, and various other driver actions often result in collisions throughout our state. In fact, statistics show that more than 80% of fatal collisions are a result of these and other negligent actions. When victims lose their lives in accidents caused by the reckless actions of others, it is imperative that their families seek legal guidance from a qualified and knowledgeable wrongful death attorney in the Houston area as soon as possible. In some cases, families are able to obtain the compensation that can help them move forward after experiencing a sudden loss. Working with an aggressive legal team will ensure your family is able to protect your legal rights after enduring the unexpected loss of a loved one.
At Farah Law, our skilled and knowledgeable car accident attorneys in Texas strive to help families protect their legal rights by providing them with responsive, effective, and compassionate legal representation. For over five decades, we have masterfully represented bereaved families to ensure they are able to maximize their recoveries through legal actions. If you have lost a loved one in an accident as a result of another driver’s negligence, it is crucial that you act quickly to protect your legal rights. Contact our Houston personal injury attorneys at (888) 481-9359. Schedule a free consultation with our attorneys to discuss the circumstances surrounding your loved one’s accident to determine what legal options are available to you.
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