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Cowboys Player Charged With Intoxication Manslaughter In Deadly Texas Crash

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Cowboys linebacker Jerry Brown was killed in a December 8th car accident, in which his teammate and best friend, Josh Brent, was arrested and is being charged with intoxication manslaughter as the driver. Police reports indicate that Brent was speeding when he clipped a curb, lost control of his vehicle and flipped over in a Dallas suburb. Brown, 25, was unconscious when emergency responders arrived on the scene of the car accident, and he was transported to a hospital where he later died. Brown had just landed a spot on the Cowboys practice squad and was expecting a child, due in two months. If you have suffered serious injuries in a car accident in Texas, or if you lost a loved one in such an accident, contact our Texas car accident attorneys at Bandas Law Firm to discuss your legal options. You may have grounds to file a lawsuit against the person found at-fault in the accident, in order to pursue financial compensation for your accident-related losses.


According to Texas police, the crash happened at approximately 2:20 a.m. in a Dallas suburb on Saturday, December 8, just hours before Brent was expected to be on a team flight to Cincinnati. A field sobriety test indicated that Brent was driving drunk at the time of the collision, and was arrested on suspicion of driving while intoxicated, charges that were upgraded to intoxication manslaughter following Brown’s death. Brent was released from jail after posting $500,000 bond the day after the fatal car accident, and seems to have only suffered an injury to his right hand in the crash. In a prior alcohol-related arrest, Brent was sentenced to two years of probation and 60 days in jail after pleading guilty to DUI charges while playing for the University of Illinois in 2009.


Under Texas law, intoxication manslaughter is considered a second-degree felony charge. If Brent is punished as a citizen of Texas, he will face a possible two to twenty years in jail and up to $10,000 in fines as a result of the car accident that killed his teammate and friend. If you have been injured in a devastating car accident in Corpus Christi, or elsewhere in Texas, consult our reputable lawyers at Bandas Law Firm today. Our team of skilled attorneys has extensive experience litigating personal injury and wrongful death cases related to DUI accidents, and can help you protect your legal rights throughout the course of your case. You may be entitled to financial compensation for your injuries and medical bills related to the car accident, as well as other damages like missed time at work or funeral and burial costs in the event of a fatality. Contact Bandas Law Firm as soon as possible to discuss your options for legal recourse.