A hit-and-run accident is allegedly to blame for the loss of an 11-year-old Houston girl, who was killed in an incident on the city’s Southwest Freeway in late January.
According to Houston police, the accident occurred shortly after 6 pm on January 23, when an unidentified red vehicle struck the pickup truck transporting the victim and four others. The initial collision caused the pickup truck to slam into a concrete column near the intersection of the Southwest Freeway and Westpark Drive, but the driver of the red vehicle kept going.
Though the young girl was alive when emergency personnel reached the scene, police later indicated that she died while being treated at the hospital. Three other passengers were transported to area hospitals to be treated for their injuries, none of which were life threatening.
In cities like Houston, where drivers rely on increasingly busy roadways to travel on a daily basis, car accidents are not at all uncommon. Therefore, drivers must exercise additional caution when taking to the roads, or when finding themselves in an accident scenario.
Car accidents continue to be a leading cause of personal injury in many cities across the country. Though many of these incidents are simply accidents – and impossible to prevent entirely – many car accident cases can also involve negligence, which can make a huge difference in personal injury cases.
In any car accident situation, it is critical that you remember three things: call the police right away; never admit liability; and gather as much information as possible – eyewitness names, pictures, written statements, etc. – which can later be used as evidence in the event of personal injury.
Unfortunately, many people involved in car accidents don’t even realize that they have been injured. The fact is, when adrenaline is pumping and your mind is flustered, you are not thinking about whether or not you have a serious injury. That’s why it’s so important that if you are involved in a car accident, you schedule an appointment with a doctor to receive the proper medical care.
Your Houston Personal Injury Claim
If you have been injured in a car accident, you may also be eligible to file a personal injury claim to receive additional compensation or other damages.
In Houston and the surrounding areas, the attorneys at Charles J. Argento serve as legal advocates for those dealing with personal injury situations, including those reeling from car accident cases. Our skilled and accomplished injury attorneys are well-versed in the laws governing these types of cases in the state of Texas and are committed to seeing your case through to a full and fair settlement.
In addition to offering bilingual services in English and Spanish, our firm is also happy to offer clients the convenience of employing our expertise on a contingency basis, which means we won’t collect any fees until we have successfully negotiated your settlement.
Our team is standing by to assist you today. To get started, call our office at (713) 225-5050.