Feb. 11 was a day most Texas residents will never forget. An intense winter storm overtook the state causing numerous problems, including some severe car accidents. One, in particular, a massive 133 car pileup in the Dallas-Forth Worth area, resulted in 6 people losing their lives and over 100 people needing medical attention. What people want to know is who is responsible for this tragic event?
Details of the crash
According to reports, this chain-reaction collision occurred at approximately 6 a.m. on Interstate 35W. By the time all 133 vehicles came to a stop, the crash scene spanned nearly 1.5 miles. A total of 6 people died at the scene, 36 people were taken via ambulance to area hospitals, and 65 individuals took it upon themselves to seek medical attention after the fact.
Why did this happen?
Authorities say icy roads are to blame for this collision. Of course, further investigation is needed. People are questioning the transit authority and the company responsible for de-icing the roadway to determine if the fault lies with either of them.
Where does this leave the victims and their families?
Following a car crash, victims or — in the event of fatality — their surviving family members may be entitled to seek compensation for their losses through legal means. In this case, that is still true, even though the weather played a significant role in the collision. Relief may be sought by filing claims against insurance providers. As the investigation into this incident continues, information may come to light that may make it possible to seek further compensation by filing claims against the Texas Department of Transportation or the company hired to treat the roads. Those who wish to seek damages for their losses can turn to an experienced personal injury attorney who will be able to review the details of their cases and, if appropriate, help them file any applicable legal claims.