Child Flung from Overturned Vehicle
A man and a young girl have been taken to the hospital after the SUV they were in overturned, landing on the banks of Hunting Bayou on Wednesday afternoon. According to Houston police reports, the man had been driving his pickup truck accompanied by the child. Just before 1:00 p.m., the driver lost control of the vehicle. The truck became airborne for about 20 yards, and then landed upside down on the banks of the bayou in the 3400 block of Cavalcade. The man and the little girl, who was between the ages of two and four years old, were both ejected from the vehicle during the accident. Both were transported to an area hospital for treatment. Their current conditions have not been released. Whenever a child is riding in a motor vehicle, they should be in a proper child restraint. By law in most states, this is a requirement from birth to 8 years of age. Failure to secure your child in an appropriate child car seat in the state of Texas can result in fines that only go up with every violation. If you or a loved one has been involved in an accident of any sort, you may be entitled to compensation. In a personal injury or accident lawsuit, factors such as road conditions and manufacturer’s defect could have played a role in your accident. This is why it is extremely important to have a lawyer who is experienced in similar cases on your side. Our attorneys will work with experts that will help to determine fault and liability in an accident. With rising medical and insurance costs today, recovery from these kinds of accidents can take a very long time and can carry a very high price tag. Even in a best case scenario, this can seem overwhelming. Call us today. Your initial consultation and legal analysis are free.