While there was apparently no malice involved, a young 8 year old remains in the hospital today as a result of careless and reckless driving on his uncle’s part. The boy was playing with a friend, simply enjoying another Cy-Fair evening when it happened. While we would love to report that this was an isolated incident, we know that these types of accidents can occur at any time, anywhere in the country.
According to this report, provided by KTRK Eyewitness News, Randy Jenkins, 32, was reported to have been driving erratically within his subdivision before driving up onto the grass and hitting his 8 year old nephew. He then left the scene to get into another vehicle and drive away. Jenkins was found this morning and charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon.
The victim suffered head trauma, and was airlifted to Memorial Hermann Hospital. We wish him a speedy recovery. Our thoughts go out to the nephew’s family.
These types of fluke accidents are the reason why a personal injury attorney needs to be high on the list of people who are called. While this accident was one where a pickup truck hit a small boy, there are others – children getting their appendages run over by their family members, kids hurt in car seats in the back seat, and more. A personal injury attorney can help you develop a plan for what to do next when something tragic occurs.
Your experienced personal injury attorney will first listen to your side of the story. They will have a long discussion with you about what actions that you can take, or whether you even have a case at all. These lawyers will help you map out a plan so that you can get the most compensation for your injuries, and they will hold your hand to make sure that you can each step is perfectly completed. Lawyers will work out the finer details, leaving you to focus on other things like making sure that the one who was hit is doing well and recovering nicely.
If a loved one has wronged you or hit your family member with their pickup truck, or you find that you are undergoing pain, suffering, or strife through the actions of another, give us a call. We are experienced at maximizing the damages and minimizing the suffering which is caused by such an accident. We have fought for countless people just like you, winning several cases throughout the Houston metro area.