When a child suffers catastrophic injuries in a car accident, it may be difficult for family and friends to make sense of it. This may be especially true if the accident is the result of the reckless or negligent actions of a driver. One family is now watching a child suffer following a horrific accident that investigators say occurred when a driver in another vehicle was speeding.
The child and her father were heading home one evening after checking in on an elderly relative. Witnesses say that without warning, a speeding SUV from the westbound lane crossed the center turning lane into oncoming traffic and collided with the father and daughter. According to reports, the driver and passenger in the SUV died at the scene of the accident.
The 32-year-old father suffered a broken jaw and other serious injuries. He remained in the hospital for several days. However, the 6-year-old child remains bedridden at a pediatric hospital. Friends of the family have posted online that they fear she will never walk again. Some in the neighborhood have started fundraisers and toy drives to support the family.
It is possible that the injured girl may need extensive medical care, perhaps for the rest of her life. This may be a financial hardship for her family. In cases where those who are responsible also die in the accident, it may be possible to hold accountable the estate of the deceased. In fact, there may be numerous options for seeking the compensation a family needs and deserves following a crash that results in devastating injuries. A skilled California attorney can assist families in exploring those options.