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Icy Road Conditions May Have Led to Six People’s Death in I-35

A crash involving nearly 130 vehicles in Fort Worth, Texas on Thursday, February 11th, was declared on Thursday, April 22nd, to have caused the death of six individuals, including two who were fatally injured when they left their vehicles. The National Transportation Safety Board was the one who released this report. The vehicles involved included semi-trucks and light trucks, alongside a number of passenger vehicles. The crash, which occurred in the I-35 at around 6:00 a.m., took up nearly 1,100 feet of the southbound highway’s space due to the large number of vehicles involved. Preliminary investigation has identified the icy road condition as a cause of the devastating crash.

If Road Conditions Caused Your Car Accident, Can You Still File a Claim to Your Auto Insurance?

According to a report released by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, environmental conditions are ranked third as a cause of a car accident. If you happen to find yourself involved in a car accident caused by slippery roads or low visibility – can you still file a claim to your auto insurance for any injuries or damages that you’ve sustained from the crash? 

Well, if you happen to be a Texas resident, then you should have medical coverage in your auto insurance as part of your personal injury protection package, which is mandatory in Texas. This is assuming, of course, that you have not declined this coverage when you were offered them in the first place when you chose to pay for your insurance premiums. 

The amount can vary – it is determined by your insurance clauses, but you should receive at least $2,500 for it, which is the minimum amount required by law. Remember, this is the minimum – it is all determined by your insurance package. If you want to get a lawyer’s help to see whether or not you are receiving the amount that you are entitled to, you can contact us for a free consultation by calling us at (713) 352-7975.

Source: CBS7