Those who travel in Texas, whether by motor vehicle or on foot, are somewhat at risk each time they get behind the wheel or navigate roadways and crosswalks. However, no one ever expects to be involved in a hit and run accident that results in critical injuries. Such incidents are often caused when a motorist has been negligent or reckless while driving.
A recent accident occurred that involved a local college athlete.The tragedy happened in Dec. 2015. Police reported it as a hit and run at the time. Apparently, the vehicle involved had allegedly crashed into two pedestrians before teh driver fled the scene.
Those who were reportedly struck by the car, one age 23 and the other 18, both suffered injuries. The older victim was reported in critical condition. On a recent Friday, a police spokesman announced that a football player from the University of North Texas turned himself in to authorities as the driver involved in the accident.
Hit and Run Victims should Seek Damage Compensation
This is not the first hit and run accident to occur in Texas. Anyone who has suffered injury in such a situation may be entitled to seek restitution for damages by filing a personal injury claim in a civil court. By obtaining the assistance of an experienced attorney, an investigation can be undertaken to help determine sources of potential liability and the maximum amount of damages to which one may be entitled. In a successfully litigated claim, the court can award compensation that can be used to help pay medical bills, replace lost wages and offset other monetary damages associated with treatment and recovery.
Source: NBC DFW, “North Texas WR Arrested for Hit-and-Run Crash: Police“, Jan. 15, 2016