Just when you think you may have heard it all, along comes something really bizarre, like this case.
Apparently a suspect in a robbery was fleeing from police in a high-speed chase traveling in excess of 100 miles per hour. Law enforcement laid down spikes. The fugitive hit them and lost control of his Chevy Impala. Texas has never seen an accident quite as spectacular as this one.
The out of control car drove through a wooden fence delineating a nearby subdivision, rolled a few times and landed in a dense crop of bushes by a golf course. When the police caught up with the car, they discovered one very upset 3-month-old baby girl, hanging upside down in a car seat.
The rear window of the vehicle was busted out to save her. The suspected robber driver was pronounced dead at the scene. The baby was airlifted to the hospital and by all reports was in stable condition and expected to survive her ordeal.
Just prior to this accident, a police officer stopped the Chevrolet Impala when it was flagged for not having a license plate. The man driving it at the time did not have identification and got out of the car as instructed by the officer. At that point, the second man, later killed in the roll over crash, hijacked the car, locked the doors and high-tailed it out of the area. The police think the baby in the car belonged to the first man, stopped for missing a plate. It just does not get any stranger than this.
What are the consequences of this case? Honestly, they are too numerous to list them all. Initially, a wrongful death lawsuit may be filed by the family of the dead driver by an Austin auto accident lawyer. There may also be a personal injury lawsuit filed against the first driver, once the police sort out whose baby was strapped into the car seat and whether or not the two were accomplices in the robbery that took place earlier that day. That also raises the specter of criminal defense being necessary for the first driver, as no matter what they are suspected of or charged with, they are entitled to a full and vigorous defense.
The main point we would hope to make here is that no matter what the case, if you have been seriously injured or killed, you and/or your family may be entitled to legal compensation for your losses. This is not something that people can do for themselves, as the justice system is too complex. In addition, trying to be your own advocate is a guaranteed recipe for being short changed financially, by missing out on funds you may be eligible for from the insurance company as a settlement or as awarded by the courts at trial.
Without question, you will need an experienced Austin injury lawyer to help you with your case and get you the justice you deserve. It is a phone call you will never regret making.
Robert W. Lee is an Austin personal injury lawyer for Lee, Gober & Reyna. If you need an Austin personal injury lawyer, contact an Austin personal injury attorney from Lee, Gober & Reyna.