Elizabeth Macey killed by Derrick Paul Jackson in a drunk driving accident on Thursday November 28, 2013 on Oakland Boulevard near Pyron Avenue in Fort Worth

Elizabeth Macey, age 56, was killed on Thanksgiving night around 7 p.m. in a drunk driving accident. A 1999 Buick, driven by Derrick Paul Jackson, age 20, hit Ms. Macey in her 1999 Nissan Sentra as he was driving northbound on Oakland Boulevard near Pyron Avenue just East of Forth Worth. He crossed the center line and hit her head-on. Ms. Macey was taken to John Peter Smith Hospital but sadly died from her injuries. Following the incident Mr. Jackson was arrested and also charged with intoxication manslaughter. Below is a map of the approximate location of the accident:

 


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 Legal Commentary

As unfortunate as drunk driving accidents are, they are quite common. MADD reports that a person is injured from a drunk driving crash almost every 90 seconds. MADD also reports that the rate of drunk driving is highest for those in their early 20s. In this situation there is a potential civil case. The lamentable death of Ms. Macey will most likely follow with pain and suffering of the victim’s family, possible lost wages from family members, and costly funeral expenses. From a civil standpoint, our firm has represented numerous individuals and families who are affected by drunken driving accidents. These families should consult with an attorney to file claims against the driver at-fault. Although no monetary amount can compensate for a lost loved one, a successful civil claim against the at-fault driver will enable the victim’s family to cover any medical or final expenses, leaving them more time to focus on the grieving process during this trying time. If you or a loved one has been affected by this accident, contact the experienced attorneys at Fears | Nachawati Law Firm by emailing mn@fnlawfirm.com, or by calling our office at 1.866.705.7584.

About the Author
Majed Nachawati is a preeminent personal injury lawyer with a focus on representing victims and families involved in automobile accidents, workplace accidents, wrongful death cases, and product liability claims throughout the state of Texas. Mr. Nachawati has resolved numerous motor vehicle accident cases through trial and settlement that have brought seven and eight figure confidential reward settlements. His is on the Grievance Committee for the State Bar of Texas. He is licensed to practice before the Supreme Court of Texas and Arkansas and is licensed in the Northern, Southern, and Eastern Districts of Texas. Mr. Nachawati is a member of the Board of Directors of the Texas Trial Lawyers Association, the Board of Directors for Public Justice, a Leader’s Forum and PAC member of the American Association for Justice. Mr. Nachawati has been recognized as a Super Lawyer in Texas Monthly Magazine for the past five years in a row for legal excellence, in connection with wrongful death and products liability cases. Mr. Nachawati is also a member of The Million Dollar Advocates Forum. Mr. Nachawati can be contacted by sending an email to mn@fnlawfirm.com or by calling 1.866.705.7584.

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