Pedro Hernandez-Gomez was arrested after a drunk driving car accident in Houston, Texas. His passenger passed away. The fatal and unfortunate accident occurred on December 17, 2015. We would anticipate that this case may result in a wrongful death lawsuit, especially since Gomez was arrested.
Gomez was driving on the Southwest Freeway with a passenger in his vehicle. He was under the influence and driving significantly over the speed limit. Suddenly, his vehicle collided with a pole. Gomez was hurt in the accident. His passenger was hurt and taken to a medical facility where he later died. Our hearts and prayers go out to the family and friends of the passenger.
There is simply no excuse for operating a vehicle while under the influence. Every time someone turns the key to start the engine it is their responsibility to ensure that they are not impaired in any way. This man has taken the life of another person which is the most heinous crime out of them all.
Gomez was charged with intoxication manslaughter after it was confirmed by authorities that he was over the legal limit. Although the police have their own reports, they cannot always be fully relied upon. There are some questions that may still need answers and some actions that may need explanations. Personal injury lawyers do not always rely on the police reports. They often hire private investigators to find the answers to additional questions. Investigators often obtain helpful information that is not included in the police report, information that family members sometimes want to know.
The facts of this case may support a wrongful death lawsuit. The Weaver Law Firm understands that family and friends may have plenty of questions regarding wrongful death lawsuits.