Houston, TX (October 15, 2021) – One child has lost her life following a motor vehicle accident on the northwest side of Houston on Wednesday evening, October 13.
At around 5 p.m., a school bus with the Anderson Academy in Aldine ISD was traveling near the Garden City Apartment Complex, located in the 9600 block of West Montgomery Road.
The bus approached the building to let students off at their homes. As a 6-year-old girl was crossing the street after exiting the bus, she was struck by a black Chevrolet Silverado pickup truck.
The girl was severely injured. She was rushed to a local hospital where she passed away from her injuries.
At this time, the incident remains under investigation.
We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the family of the victim who lost their life in this accident. Our thoughts are with them at this time.
Fatal Pedestrian Accidents in Texas
Pedestrian crashes in the state of Texas claim the lives of more than 700 people each year. Statistics show the number of fatal pedestrian accidents increased approximately 8.5% from 2019 to 2020. Regrettably, there are many cases where pedestrians are often harmed in crashes caused by negligence and reckless motorists.
In many cases, surviving families are forced to endure devastating consequences. The mental and emotional impacts are only made worse by the financial burdens they soon encounter. Dealing with funeral costs, medical expenses, and lost wages can be devastating. In some cases, families can work with wrongful death lawyers in San Antonio who can fight to get them justice. Though taking legal action against the at-fault drivers may be the last thing on your mind, pursuing a wrongful death claim can help your family get compensation to help cover various costs you face during the grieving process.
Wrongful death claims may help you get compensation for:
- Loss of companionship
- Loss of consortium
- Financial losses, including lost earnings and inheritance benefits
- Any medical treatment needed for your loved one
- Funeral and burial expenses
A knowledgeable legal team will review the circumstances surrounding your loved one’s accident and determine what options are available for you to move forward and get justice for your loved one.
Texas Wrongful Death Lawyers
Our San Antonio pedestrian accident lawyers at Wyatt Law Firm have extensive experience helping bereaved families get justice. We are passionate about helping people who have endured the loss of loved ones hold negligent motorists accountable. We strive to provide aggressive representation for clients that is compassionate to their needs. We understand the difficulties that families face after losing loved ones. This drives our team to provide the most compassionate and responsive representation imaginable.
Our law firm offers free consultations to all prospective clients. Contact our Texas personal injury lawyers any time to schedule a meeting with our team. Call 210-340-5550 any time to see how we can help you. We are available 24-hours a day, 7-days a week to speak with you about your case. Our team will help you get the justice and the compensation you deserve.
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