Houston, TX – A rollover crash in Houston, Texas kills the driver and injures the passenger.
Authorities with the Harris County Sheriff's Office, Houston Police Department and Houston Fire Department responded to an accident on northbound 249 and Grant Road. A white pickup truck had rolled over and trapped two people. The passenger, an adult female, was extricated from the truck and taken to a nearby trauma facility. The adult male driver died from his injuries.
Can A Passenger Receive Compensation For Injuries After A Car Accident?
While operating a motor vehicle, drivers have a legal responsibility to act reasonably so as not to harm or injure other motorists by their driving behavior. This legal responsibility extends to passengers.
Passengers have the right to seek legal compensation against anyone who caused their injuries. Common reasons a passenger may pursue a legal claim against the driver includes:
- Distracted driving (texting, reaching over to pick up something)
- Driving recklessly
- Driving under the influence
- Street racing
Typically, the driver's automobile insurance would be responsible for paying for a passenger's injuries, but it must be proven the driver's actions caused the injuries and losses. An immediate investigation is needed to uncover the complete facts. In some instances, a driver may not have insurance or has insufficient insurance. In that event, further investigation is needed to identify other financial recovery sources.
HRSLawyers.com posts these articles to keep the Greater Houston community informed about traffic accidents and other news. These blog posts are not intended to give legal advice. However, if you or a loved one has been involved in a similar accident and need help from an experienced personal injury lawyer, contact the Houston, TX Personal Injury Lawyers at Hernandez Redden Sunosky, LLP. Our lawyers can help you find answers and obtain monetary compensation for any lost wages, medical bills, and pain and suffering.
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