Houston, TX (February 21, 2023) – A young child was hurt after being involved in a hit-and-run accident in the Houston area on Monday, February 20.
The crash was reported that morning at around 10:25 a.m. at the 10400 block of Peachtree Street when a 3-year-old and a 10-year-old were playing on the road. A silver Toyota SUV reportedly hit the 3-year-old, and the driver fled the scene. The at-fault motorist did not provide aid to the victim.
The injured party was found by emergency responders alert and breathing. The child was hospitalized for treatment and reportedly in stable condition. The driver of the SUV was reportedly speeding, and authorities are currently seeking more information.
An ongoing investigation into the cause of the accident is underway.
Our thoughts are with the injured victim and her family at this time. We hope for a full recovery.
Hit-&-Run Crashes in Texas
Since 2006, there have been 682,000 crashes annually, according to AAA, with walkers and bikers accounting for approximately 65 percent of fatalities in hit-and-runs. According to the organization, Texas experienced a 30% rise in fatal collisions between 2015 and 2016. Deadly hit-and-run accidents have reached all-time highs and recent years, and those affected should contact a lawyer to pursue full compensation for their injuries.
In Texas, you can be entitled to compensation if you suffered a pedestrian injury. In car accidents, pedestrians are particularly susceptible to suffering serious injuries. Your future could seem uncertain if you were seriously injured. You might not have a job and have a lot of medical debt. Fortunately, you have the right to seek restitution from the offending party. Your recovery will depend on receiving full compensation, but it might be challenging to determine what you are entitled to. You might feel too overwhelmed to bear the idea of battling the insurance company over money. An accomplished Texas personal injury attorney can assist in your complete recovery after a pedestrian accident.
The Houston car wreck lawyers at Wyatt Law Firm, PLLC are fully committed to fighting for the just compensation and justice that you deserve after a serious car accident. If you have our dedicated attorneys on your side, you can be sure that your personal injury case will have a more satisfactory outcome. Our attorneys will aggressively pursue compensation on your behalf because we want to ensure that you have the resources necessary to cover the costs of any damages you might suffer as a result of your car accident. Schedule a free consultation with one of our Texas personal injury attorneys by calling 210-340-5550, and let us explain how we can help you get the best outcome possible for your case.
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