610 North Loop is known for its long history of wrong-way crashes that have resulted in numerous injuries and deaths over the years. Just recently over the Thanksgiving holiday weekend, another life was tragically lost in a head-on car crash between two vehicles.
According to reports, a woman was driving and approached the 610 North Loop from the wrong way. A nearby officer noticed the driver and attempted to stop her, but he was too late. The car smashed into another vehicle (a Chevrolet Tahoe) that was traveling in the correct direction. The driver of that vehicle, a male, was rushed to a nearby hospital in critical condition. The woman received emergency medical care, but she was tragically declared deceased at the scene of the accident.
The Houston Police Department and the Harris County Pct. 3 Constable’s Office are both investigating the incident. For now, it is unclear whether drugs or alcohol played any role in the crash.
Learn more about the dangers of 610 North Loop Road and what legal recourse is available after a head-on collision below.
610 North Loop Road’s History of Car Crashes
The recent wrong-way crash on North Loop Road is not the first time that someone has tragically passed away in a head-on, wrong-way accident on that stretch of road.
Back in 2015, two females lost their lives in a similar crash when one driver was going about 70 mph in the wrong direction before slamming into another car. In 2016, a wrong-way crash on the same road seriously injured an adult male and a 10-year-old child. In January of 2022, a passenger was fatally injured after a rollover crash on the same road.
Is There Legal Recourse for Someone Injured in a Head-On Crash?
Unfortunately, head-on collisions are usually very serious. In fact, this type of crash is one of the most dangerous car accidents you could be involved in, especially if either driver is traveling at high speeds. The good news is that you likely have legal recourse for a wrong-way crash if you were injured in Texas.
Texas is an at-fault state, meaning a person who is injured in an accident caused by negligence, or who loses a loved one in such an accident, has a right to sue the person or entity whose negligence led to the otherwise avoidable accident. The driver of the vehicle going the wrong way will likely be considered at fault for the accident, meaning they could be held legally and financially responsible for the resulting losses and damages if the injured party or their surviving loved ones decide to take legal action.
Examples of the types of losses that you can recover after being injured in a head-on collision include:
- Medical bills
- Property damage
- Lost wages
- Pain and suffering
- Emotional trauma
You can recover these losses by filing a claim and proving that the other driver was at-fault for your head-on crash.
Legal Recourse for the Loved Ones of a Fatally Injured Driver
If your loved one lost their life in a head-on accident that was someone else’s fault, you might still have legal recourse through a wrongful death lawsuit. A wrongful death attorney can help determine whether you have a legal basis to file a claim for:
- Funeral and burial expenses
- Loss of consortium
- Any medical bills related to the accident prior to your loved one’s passing
- Your loved one’s pain and suffering
Have you recently experienced an accident on 610 North Loop Road or in another part of Houston? Are you struggling to cope with losses you have endured as a result of the crash? Even worse, did your loved one lose their life in an accident?
If so, get in touch with a lawyer as soon as possible so that you can make an informed decision on how to move forward. Contact our office for a free case evaluation now.