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A Prank Ends With Deadly Consequences

A Prank Ends With Deadly Consequences
By: Dorothy Hyde Posted in: Car Accidents

Today, we are going a bit out of our coverage area to bring you a story that has garnered national attention. By now, you may have heard of the case of a 14-year-old boy driving a vehicle with his friends inside. They were throwing eggs out of the GMC Acadia they were driving at other cars. When one of the drivers they hit chased them, the 14-year-old boy sped off, ran a red light, and hit a Ford truck.

Inside that truck was 45-year-old Silvia Zavela and she was killed as a result of the accident. Police say that Zavela had just finished her shopping trip.

The boy, who suffered a broken ankle, was charged with murder in the crash. The GMC was his father’s vehicle. At the Law Office of Dorothy Hyde, we know that this is a difficult situation for everyone involved, especially the Zavela family. This incident shows that there really is no way to predict what will happen in and around the roadways. If you need a Dallas car accident attorney, you can count on us to help.

Texas Statistics In The Spotlight

When we take a look at the latest report for the state, we see that there were a total of 3,721 people killed and 14,299 people seriously injured in vehicle accidents. Narrowing in closer to home, Dallas saw 197 people killed in accidents. More than 1,000 people suffered from serious injuries as a result of traffic accidents.

When a person is hurt in a car accident, there is no question about treatment. Emergency responders are going to do their jobs and ER doctors will make sure you are okay. Many people need surgery after an accident, often followed by rehabilitation.

But how much do these accidents cost?
Medical expenses can quickly rise into the hundreds of thousands of dollars for more serious injuries. These totals do not even factor in the hidden costs of accidents like lost income and benefits or pain and suffering.

Most of the time, accidents are preventable. All too often we see accidents happen as a result of a drunk driver. In Texas, impaired drivers were responsible for the deaths of over 1,000 people in the latest reporting year. A growing problem, and one that needs to be addressed, is distracted driving, especially among younger drivers.

How You Can Move Forward

In the aftermath of an accident that has caused you harm, one that was the fault of another person, you need to know where to turn. At the Law Office of Dorothy Hyde, we will work tirelessly to secure the compensation you need for all of your accident-related expenses. This can include:

  • Coverage of medical bills
  • Recovery of wages and benefits if you cannot work
  • Loss of enjoyment of life damages
  • Possible punitive damages

Let us handle the insurance companies and other parties involved so you can focus on healing. When you need a Dallas car accident attorney, you can contact us for a free consultation by clicking here or calling us at 214-883-1700.

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