A recent article by Big Country News stated that a woman who was involved in a car crash that injured seven people on Thanksgiving Day may have been intoxicated and could be facing charges of Intoxication Assault and/or Injury to a Child. These charges are hinging on the results of the investigation and lab tests that are in the process of being done. Catherine Randolph, who was one of the seven injured people, was driving a pickup with two passengers. Police said that Randolph failed to control the speed of the truck and hit the back of a sports utility vehicle that had stopped at a red light. The accident happened at the intersection of Highway 36 and Loop 322 at around 1 in the afternoon. A press release stated that there was no evidence of braking before the impact.
The two passengers that were in the truck with Randolph received minor injuries and had already been released from the hospital. The four passengers of the SUV, two adults, and two juveniles, were harmed in the accident, as well. According to police reports, one of the adults and one of the minors has been released from the hospital. However, the other victims are in serious condition.
Most people understand that accidents are not intentional, however, just because a person doesn’t intend to hurt someone doesn’t mean they can’t be held responsible for their actions. People who are severely harmed in car wrecks can run into trouble when it comes to how the other driver’s insurance pays out. You might find yourself having to pay for some of the bills that racked up while you were injured. You may want the help of a professional on your side to help fight against the lawyers that the insurance company inevitably have working to lower costs when it comes to insurance claims. They can use some shady tactics when it comes to claim denials or offering lowball settlements. We at the Galbreath Law Firm are used to dealing with big insurance companies, and we will work to help you with your insurance disputes.
If you are dealing with the aftermath of a wreck that wasn’t your fault and you feel you are being mistreated, you may want to contact us. Car wrecks can cause a lot more problems than just some cosmetic damage on your vehicle. Enough tie away from work nursing an injury can take a financial toll on the entire family. We offer a free consultation where you can talk to our office and let us know what has happened to you. This risk-free discussion will allow us to see how we may be able to help you move forward with your potential case.