Texas – June 3, 2021
The police in Midland are searching for a Ford F-150 with a white headache rack, and toolbox in the truck bed that was involved in an auto-pedestrian crash in Midland on Wednesday night in the 5000 block of Andrews Highway. The teenage pedestrian was taken to the hospital with serious injury after being hit while trying to cross the road. The driver of the truck drove away at a high rate of speed and was last seen traveling south on Midland Drive near Cuthbert. A personal injury attorney can assist accident victims with insurance claims and damage compensation after a hit-and-run accident results in injury in Midland Texas.
Hit-and-run is a criminal offense in Texas, resulting in misdemeanor and felony charges, depending on the damages to person, or property. This type of behavior may have a negative impact on the assignment of fault for insurance resolution in a civil case for damages. Texas transportation code requires every person stop after a crash results in property damage, or injury. To avoid criminal charges:
- Drivers should immediately stop, or return to the scene to render aid, provide insurance information, and show driver’s license.
- Stop and locate driver, or owner of unattended vehicle, or leave a not providing personal information and particulars of the crash.
- Stop and take steps to find owner, or person in charge of property damaged in an accident, and if damage exceeds $1,000, a report with law enforcement must be filed.
- Failing to stop and address damages after an accident may result in driver’s arrest.
Texas is a “fault state” which means that the party found to be responsible for the accident will have to compensate the other party involved in the accident. Texas utilizes the 51% rule, whereby an injured person can be up to 50% responsible for an accident and still collect damages, but if an individual is more than 51% responsible for the accident, there will be no recoverable compensation. An accident lawyer should be able to assist with any forthcoming actions to recover compensation for medical treatment and other harmful losses after a truck hits a pedestrian.
Seek legal counsel.
Experienced Texas attorneys can offer motor vehicle accident victims, and their families, competent legal counsel with valuable resources to support a case. Skilled attorneys at the Cooper Law Firm can file a legal action for damages, or insurance claims when personal injury is the result of a truck accident.
Cooper Law Firm
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 2222
Longview, TX 75606
Physical Address: 501 N Third St,
Longview, TX 75601
Telephone ; (903) 297-0037
Toll-Free: 1-855-297-HURT (4878)
Facsimile: (903) 236-0035