Texas lost a 20-year-old female firefighter recently in an
auto accident in Plantersville, which involved two other young women in that car and
the driver of the other car. The driver of the victim's car stopped
in the road, preparing to make a left turn, when they were hit from behind.
Fellow Plantersville-Stoneham Volunteer Fire Department firefighters responded
to the incident, but their teammate of five years was pronounced dead
at the scene. The two other young women, who were both pregnant, were
taken to Conroe Regional Medical Center. One who was injured in the car
wreck had to have surgery to repair her broken jaw, but both were stable.
The Texas Highway Patrol reported that the other car's driver, the
only other person involved in the car accident, was also taken to Conroe
Regional Medical Center in stable condition.
A person who suffers serious injury such as
brain injury may need help to sort out complex issues of liability. Although police
routinely conduct accident investigations, an Austin personal injury lawyer
could help establish liability by examining the evidence and documentation
from the accident investigation. Establishing liability may help the survivor
of an accident with injuries pursue reimbursement for expenses.
A lawyer may be able to seek insurance compensation for damages, including
medical expenses, in the case of a car accident involving a negligent
driver. Negligent drivers might include a
drunk driver, a
distracted driver who is texting and driving or is otherwise distracted, or a hit-and-run
driver. If evidence suggests that such a driver caused the accident, the
lawyer may be able to demonstrate that person's liability for damages in court.
Source KPRC, "20-year-old firefighter killed in car crash," Sara Fatima Dhanji, Jan. 25, 2015