Traveling on busy Texas highways involves a certain amount of risk. However, motorists and passengers have the right to reasonably assume that other drivers will act with safety behind the wheels of their vehicles. When a car accident occurs due to recklessness on the part of another driver, it can leave a trail of devastation in its wake.
One family is well aware of the long-term suffering that reckless driving sometimes causes. In 2011, father and son, then 2 years old, were traveling together in the family car. Suddenly, their uneventful travels turned to chaos and tragedy when two other vehicles, reportedly involved in a road-rage battle, slammed into their car.
The mother of the boy who became paralyzed as a result of the collision said she will never forget receiving the phone call that told of her son’s injuries. Since the accident, the family has sustained financial costs of more than $1,000 per month, above and beyond any expenses covered by insurance, just to purchase supplies and maintain the medical care and physical therapy the child needs to function. Extended family members have hosted various charity events and set up fund-raising programs in an effort to help alleviate some of those costs.
Any person who suffers injury in a Texas car accident caused by another person’s reckless driving is able to pursue legal action in order to seek compensation for damages. When the injured victim is a minor age child, a parent or legal guardian may act on his or her behalf in court. A personal injury attorney would be able to offer sound legal counsel and effective representation in order to pursue recovery of court-awarded monies that could be used to help relieve financial debt associated with the accident.
Source: ksat.com, “A young victim’s road to recovery after a road rage crash leaves him paralyzed“, Alec Schreck, Nov. 13, 2015