Nine individuals were recently injured in an unfortunate motor vehicle collision. Seven of the nine injured parties were children. These kinds of collisions can easily occur due to careless driving, in which case the party who caused the accident may be held liable for any injuries resulting from the collision.
Events leading up to the crash
The recent collision occurred at about 10 a.m. along Texas Farm-to-Market 51. According to police, a 24-year-old man was driving on the highway when his automobile suddenly hydroplaned, as the road was wet at the time. The car then reportedly left the highway and struck a utility post.
Police said the man was injured in the crash and was therefore taken to a medical center. A woman and seven children who were riding in the car also suffered injuries and were thus taken to the hospital. Authorities reported that the man was driving too quickly for the road conditions at the time of the accident.
Potential legal recourse following the crash
The woman who was injured in the crash may choose to file a personal injury claim against the man who allegedly caused the accident due to speeding on the wet highway. Likewise, personal injury claims may be filed against him on behalf of the children who were injured in the collision. If liability is established, based upon a showing of negligence, a Texas judge will adjudicate the plaintiffs’ claims for monetary damages. A financial damage award in a successfully fought claim may help to cover hospital expenses and other losses resulting from the accident.