Houston, TX (9/24/2021) – A deaf woman was fatally killed after a hit-and-run wreck Friday morning in Houston.
The accident happened on Shreveport Boulevard when a speeding Nissan Altima tried to overtake a Kia Forte. The Nissan crashed into the Kia, causing the vehicle to hit a woman on the side of the street.
The driver of the Nissan took off on foot.
The woman that was hit was identified by family members as 58-year-old Brenda Ball.
Crash investigators will review all factors that may have led up to the accident and police reports will be made available in fourteen days.
Hit-and-Run Accident Lawyers
Hit and runs are one of the most common accidents that we see and often involve claims that take extensive investigation to resolve. This is because when someone leaves the scene, it’s difficult to locate the runner as well as proving the victim was struck.
In Texas, if you were involved in a hit and run and you are unable to locate the at-fault driver, you can make a claim against your UM/UIM insurance carrier. However, before your insurance company will pay the claim, you must prove that you were actually struck by another vehicle. If you cannot make this showing then your insurance company is not legally obligated to pay under your policy.
Death is one of the deadliest results to come from a car accident. It involves damages such as pain and suffering, funeral expenses, and even loss of inheritance. Because these damages can be devastating, it is important to have an experienced lawyer handling the case who understands the damages of wrongful death. Call car accident attorneys Sutliff & Stout at (713) 405-1263 or send us an email to discuss your car accident injury case.
Source: ABC 13
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