Unfortunately, auto accidents are a normal risk in everyday life. On Oct. 30, a child in Fort Bend County, Texas, had to be taken to the hospital after being hit by a car. The car accident occurred at Texas 99 at Sandhill in the New Territory subdivision. According to officials, the 13-year-old boy was hit by a car while crossing Highway 99 on a bicycle.
Troopers said the child was wearing a helmet, but he was riding without reflectors and he was not in the crosswalk. The driver stopped after hitting the boy and remained at the accident site. The child was rushed to an area hospital with unknown injuries. Law enforcement is still investigating the accident, but the boy's parents may be issued a citation.
Auto accidents can leave one not only physically damaged but emotionally unsettled. Fort Bend County residents struggling with injuries resulting from a car accident should be aware that they do not have to idly suffer from injuries caused by someone else's reckless actions. The boy's family may want to investigate the case further to see if the truck driver is at fault for the accident, but if the truck driver was injured in the accident, he may also want to pursue a claim for damages against the boy's family.
Individuals who have been involved in a car accident are entitled to pursue a civil lawsuit in order to recover monetary damages due to someone else's negligence. Sound legal advice can help victims and their families get through the mental and emotional strain of a personal injury case. Consulting with an experienced personal injury lawyer could be a good first step in finding out one's options.
Source: ABC 13, "Child hit by car in Fort Bend County," Oct. 30, 2011