• By: Graham Sutliff
  • Published: January 2020
Three Injured after Fatal Head-on Collision with Drunk Driver

Tyler, TX (1/14/2020) – Three people are injured after a head-on collision occurred in the early morning hours on Monday in Tyler.

The accident happened around 12:09 a.m. in the 10700 block of Highway 271. A Mercedes-Benz was headed southbound in the northbound lanes when it collided head-first into a Nissan Sentra.

The victims in the Nissan were a 35-year-old woman, a 13-year-old teenager, and an 8-year-old.

The woman and the 8-year-old are in critical condition.

The 13-year-old remains in stable condition.

The driver of the Mercedes-Benz was identified as Jasmine Gonzalez, 19. She was intoxicated at the time of the accident. Gonzalez was booked into the Smith County Jail and charged with two counts of intoxication assault with a vehicle.

Crash investigators will review all factors that may have led up to the accident and police reports will be made available in fourteen days.

Personal Injury Lawyers, Sutliff & Stout

The dangerous of drunk driving are well known. The impairment caused by alcohol consumption frequently leads to devastating vehicle collisions which often result in incapacitating injuries and even deaths.  Because Gonzalez inflicted injuries on not only one adult woman, but on two younger children, the right for the three victims to file a personal injury claim is substantial. To do so, it’s important to consult legal counsel while you file your claim since insurance companies may trick you into settling with little to no money.

The best way to make sure you are treated fairly after your car accident is to hire a lawyer who knows the law and who is willing to fight to make sure that you are treated fairly.  Don’t settle for just any lawyer.  Hire a lawyer who has the experience and resources necessary to take on an insurance company. At Sutliff & Stout that is exactly what we do.  Our board certified personal injury lawyers know how to hold the insurance companies accountable and get you the money you deserve. Contact us today (713) 987-7111 or fill out the case review form.

Source: KLTV

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About the Author

Graham Sutliff is a founding partner at Sutliff & Stout, Injury & Accident Law Firm. Graham earned his doctor of jurisprudence from the University of Mississippi School of Law in 2004, graduating top of class, summa cum laude. He was recognized by SuperLawyers as a Rising Star from 2012-2018 in addition to being named to the The National Trial Lawyers top 40 Under 40 in 2014 and 2015. He has earned a Superb rating by Avvo, and is a member of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum. To learn more, read Graham's complete bio here.

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