An Accident That Could Have Been Avoided
The Law Offices of R. Bruce Tharpe and BruceTharpeLaw.com expresses its deepest condolences to the family and friends of SCOTT LATULIPPE, who died tragically on November 17, 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:
- Reckless Driving;
- Driving at an Excessive Speed for road conditions;
- Exceeding the Speed Limit;
- Failure to Yield the Right-of-Way;
- Driving While Intoxicated; and
- Failure to Keep a Proper Lookout.
This is a tragic case of Intoxication Manslaughter. There may also be a Dram Shop claim, which makes a business which sells alcoholic drinks, or a host who serves liquor to a drinker who is obviously intoxicated or close to it, strictly liable to anyone injured by the drunken patron or guest.
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.