Sometimes a motor vehicle accident isn’t all black and white. On January 13, 2014, KHOU reported a heartbreaking story. On January 12, at a little after 1 p.m., a 12 year old autistic boy was struck by a pickup truck that was under the control of a man who was driving while drunk. This might seem like an open and shut case both for the District Attorney who could end up prosecuting the driver, as well as for a car accident lawyer in Houston, but wait – there’s more.
By way of background, the boy and his father had been riding their bikes together. Somehow they became separated and his family called the police to report that he was missing. Before he could be found, he made his way to the South Post Oak/Main northbound lanes, where he was hit by the man driving the truck. He was pronounced dead at the scene.
Here’s where it gets complicated. A car accident lawyer in Houston could have a fair amount of difficulty with a claim against the driver – he may actually be deemed not to be at fault. Why? Because the boy was walking in moving traffic. It could be argued that the driver, even had he been completely sober, might not have been able to avoid hitting the child.
It seems unfair, doesn’t it? If a similar occurrence should happen to you or to someone you love, proper representation will be of the essence. Kirkendall Dwyer LLP can arrange for you to consult with a car accident lawyer in Houston. This is the first step to ensuring that all the complexities of your case are given proper consideration, with the goal of getting you the compensation to which you are entitled during what will inevitably be a highly stressful time. Call Kirkendall Dwyer LLP today at 713-522-3529 for a free consultation.