The Tragic Death of Refugio Jose ‘Don Cuco’ Vanegas

An Accident That Could Have Been Avoided

The Law Offices of R. Bruce Tharpe and expresses its deepest condolences to the family and friends of REFUGIO JOSE “DON CUCO” VANEGAS, who died tragically on November 10, 2017 in a senseless accident that did not have to happen.

According to accident reports and witness accounts, this tragic could have been prevented if not for the negligence of another driver. The reported facts are that a fatal head-on collision occurred when another vehicle was passing unsafely.

Wrongful death laws in Texas provide that surviving family members may recover damages if a loved one’s death is proximately caused by the negligence of another. In this particular case, negligence issues may include:

  1. Reckless Driving;
  2. Driving at an Excessive Speed for road conditions;
  3. Exceeding the Speed Limit;
  4. Failure to Yield the Right of Way; and
  5. Failure to Keep a Proper Lookout.

Please – DO NOT WAIT to contact an attorney regarding this case. Time is of the essence! Statutes of limitation / strict time periods may limit the amount of time you have to file a claim.

For questions regarding this case or a similar accident, please call us immediately at 833-546-2400 or email us at

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