When car accidents happen, property damage and injuries are often the result. Car crash victims who have incurred medical expenses as a result of their injuries or who sustained damage to their property may have grounds for civil claims to receive compensation for their losses.
Readers in Houston may have heard of an accident that occurred in the southwest part of the city. The accident involved three vehicles and reportedly sent a car crashing into an apartment building on the 10,000 block of Huntington Estates Drive near West Bellfort. Aerial footage from a local news station showed one car wrecked against the apartment that it crashed into, and further reports indicated that two other cars were moved to a nearby gas station by wreckers.
Fortunately, no one was in the apartment at the time of the accident. The family who had been living in it was relocated to a hotel until the building is fully repaired. The manager for the apartment building reported that it was still structurally sound. At the time of a local report, it was unknown whether any of the motorists were injured.
While car accident victims often suffer bodily harm or damage to their vehicles, bystanders may also suffer damages. When victims face the prospect of a significant monetary outlay through no fault of their own, they should be aware that there are Texas laws designed to offer relief.
Source: ABC 13, "Car crashes into apartment building during wreck," Feb. 26, 2013