Fort Worth Woman Killed After Truck Crashes Into Hotel

We are living through unprecedented chaos. Violent protests against racism and injustice coupled with the grim pandemic have rocked our country. Our hearts go out to everyone who is hurting and frightened, especially in the minority communities that are the disproportionately the victims of these two disastrous plagues that have beset the world. So the last thing we needed to see happen this weekend was this horrific crash that took the life of a woman of color.

A 16-year-old male stole a truck and was driving recklessly in a parking lot in north Fort Worth when his truck hit a car. He kept driving and crashed the truck into the wall of the HomeTowne Suites.

An employee who was inside a room named Maria Mancha tragically died. The teen hit-and-ran, was chased to a nearby hotel, and was arrested. We extend our sincere condolences to the family of Ms. Mancha.

You can assume the teenager has no liability insurance or assets. What causes a crash case like this and what can you do if it happens to you?

Vehicle-Into-Building Crash Causes

They are such a big problem that ABC News reported on this serious topic. The videos on this clip are frightening. There are 20,000 vehicle-into-building crashes every year in our country — about 60 a day — that take the lives of 500 people and injure 4,000 others.

Research shows that about half are caused by operator error, usually pressing the wrong pedal by mistake.

But there are other causes including driving while intoxicated and still others that can’t be explained, like the one on Sunday.

These crashes can happen in different settings. Often a driver is arriving at or leaving a building or residence. Others happen when structures are located on busy roads, at T-shaped intersections, or curves in a road and a speeding driver loses control of their vehicle.

Liability for injuries where vehicle crashes into a building or home

There are various factors that affect the amount of money a victim can receive. The key to all personal injury cases is liability. An immediate investigation is essential. The police and witnesses need to be contacted, photographs and measurements taken, and critical evidence obtained.

Intentional acts are excluded under liability insurance policies and medical emergencies, e.g. a diabetic black-out, or poor weather conditions, e.g. ice, can be too.

Building owners can occasionally be found liable if they knew there were prior safety issues. 

Consult With An Experienced Lawyer After A Serious Crash

Bill Berenson has represented the victims in similar crashes over the last 40 years. Some of his clients have been sitting or sleeping inside their homes, businesses, stores, and restaurants when they were hit by vehicles. Others have been standing outside of buildings or simply walking down a sidewalk or street.

Several months ago Mr. Berenson successfully resolved a case for a man asleep in his house in Fort Worth when the truck pictured above crashed into it. The total recovered was $102,500.00, the full insurance policies from all available sources. (The net amount received by his client was $53,024.00.)

Our client was extremely happy and wrote this review on Google:

“Excellent staff, they worked very hard on our case. We are so lucky to have them on our side. Mr. Berenson is the best attorney you can hire.

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Berenson Injury Law has been open for every day during the pandemic and we are working harder than ever. We can speak with you on the phone, by text or email, or another remote means, respecting social distance rules.

Our top-rated personal injury law firm has helped the victims of car accidents for more than 40 years. We know how to investigate car accidents and we fight to get our clients the compensation they deserve.

If we can help you, please contact our office by calling 1-885-801-8585 or by clicking on this link.


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