Earlier this week, a two-year old child was struck by an air conditioning repair company van. The boy was riding his bike in the apartment complex when he was struck by the vehicle. Police responded to the scene at Streamside Place Apartments. The driver of the vehicle stayed at the scene of the accident and answered questions by the police.
This week in Spring, Texas, two children were bit by an animal that appears to be a wolf or wolf hybrid. The animal escaped from the owners’ backyard and attacked two boys aged 8 and 11 that lived nearby. Investigators with animal control stated that this is the fourth reported attack by the animal since December 2017.
Texas is a modified comparative fault state. When an injured person seeks compensation for an injury caused by a motor vehicle collision, the injured person must prove the other driver is at fault. If more than one entity is at fault for the person’s injuries, each entity is responsible for compensating the victim based upon its percentage of fault.
If a person is involved in a motor vehicle collision, Texas Transportation Code Section 550.023 requires the driver of the vehicle to exchange information and render aid. Texas Law requires the driver to give: (1) his name and address; (2) registration number of the vehicle; and (3) name of the operator’s motor vehicle liability insurance to any person injured or the operator or occupant of the other vehicle involved in the collision. In addition, if it is requested, the operator is required to show his driver’s license.