An auto accident is traumatic for all involved for many reasons, but when the accident victim is a young person who had their whole life ahead of them, it can be especially upsetting for his or her family members. A young life is full of promise and hope and for it to be dashed when one suffers serious and catastrophic injuries in an accident caused by someone else’s negligence is an unfortunate incident.
These upsetting thoughts are most likely going through the minds of family members of a 19-year-old boy who was hospitalized after becoming injured in a car accident. According to reports, the 24-year-old driver’s vehicle was in the center lane waiting to make a left into a gas station when the accident victim’s vehicle was in the incoming traffic. The 24-year-old driver began making his turn and traveled straight into the teen’s car, hitting it in the back.
The accident victim’s vehicle flipped over a number of times as a result, before it came to rest in the parking lot of a nearby business. The driver who caused the accident was charged with committing a number of crimes, from leaving the scene of the accident to driving without a license involving a serious injury. The accident victim’s father acknowledged the long struggle ahead, as he remains hospitalized for suffering from severe brain trauma.
Serious and catastrophic injuries such as brain injuries often require extensive medical treatment and hospitalization, which can result in skyrocketing medical bills. One way to recoup those costs is by holding the negligent driver responsible for his or her reckless behavior through a civil lawsuit. Consulting an experienced attorney might be one way to determine one’s legal options after becoming involved in a car accident.