A mother and her 8-year-old son recently suffered injuries in a collision in Humble, Texas. The rollover crash took place at about 7:30 a.m. on a Friday. Sometimes these types of accidents occur as a result of a driver’s negligence, in which case the driver who caused the accident may be held liable for any injuries resulting from the collision.
How the accident occurred
The unfortunate motor vehicle accident happened as a woman was driving east along a street with four minors in tow. All of a sudden, another car reportedly cut the woman off, which likely caused the woman to overcorrect. The woman’s car then reportedly flipped multiple times before stopping on a nearby embankment.
According to police, the woman and one of the children in the car might have been thrown from the car when it flipped. These two injured parties were taken to a medical center with critical injuries. Meanwhile, the other children did not appear to be injured in the crash. The driver who allegedly cut the woman off fled the accident scene without offering aid, so police continue to search for his or her whereabouts.
Legal recourse could be possible moving forward
If police end up finding the driver who reportedly caused the injury accident, the injured woman may choose to file a personal injury claim against him or her. Further, she may file a suit against this driver on behalf of her son, seeking the reimbursement of monetary damages. Liability has to be established, based upon a showing of negligence, for a judge to determine the claims for damages. Resulting damage awards may help with covering the woman’s and her son’s hospital bills, as well as any loss of wages the woman experienced as a result of the Texas crash.