61-Year-Old Dean Murphy Killed in Motorcycle Crash on Highway 110 near CR-411 in Smith County
Smith County, TX. (April 20, 2020)- Dean Murphy was killed in a two-vehicle crash on April 16, 2020 in Smith County, Texas. The accident occurred around 9:00 p.m. on State Highway 110 near CR-411. Police reported that the driver of a 2003 Jeep Grand Cherokee was traveling southbound when they failed to yield the right of way and collided with Murphy’s 2000 Harley Davidson motorcycle. Murphy was pronounced dead at the scene. The crash remains under investigation.
We send our condolences to the family of Dean Murphy. Our thoughts are with them at this time.
Motorcycle Accidents in Texas
In 2016, approximately 5,286 motorcyclists lost their lives on U.S. roads. Because motorcycles are less visible to drivers, and not as stable as larger vehicles, it’s common for drivers to accidentally strike and seriously harm motorcyclists. Because motorcyclists aren’t physically guarded by their vehicles like other drivers, it’s easier for them to sustain serious injuries in an accident. Depending on the severity of the collision, motorcyclists could even lose their lives.
Immediate family members of deceased motorcyclists may be able to file wrongful death lawsuits if their loved ones were not at fault for the accident.
At The Benton Law Firm, we spend every day defending the rights of our clients and helping families win their wrongful death lawsuits. Fatal accidents are tragic and traumatic. Families have enough emotional distress to deal with, and we don’t believe they should also be burdened by expensive funeral costs and more. If you would like a free consultation with one of our experienced Texas attorneys, call us at (214) 777-7777.
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