At the end of last month, a Denton, TX, teenager died in a one-vehicle wreck in Belton, a city along Interstate-35 between Austin and Waco. The 16-year-old, Gentry Nelson, was on his way home after a vacation with his father and two brothers. He was reportedly spending time in the Austin area, according to his mother, Angela Nelson.
While driving north on I-35 late in the afternoon, Gentry Nelson lost control and struck a pillar on the side of the road, according to Paul Romer, spokesman for the Belton Police Department. Nelson’s 2005 Ford F150 pickup truck hit the post, bursting into flames. The young man was pronounced dead at the scene of the wreck.
According to reports, the accident remains under investigation, so neither his speed nor driving behavior has been confirmed.
Those who knew Gentry spoke of his passion for basketball and his close circle of friends. He was a fun, youthful young man in the prime of his life, taken care too early.
Sadly, tragedies like this occur every day. If you’ve been involved in a car crash, you should speak with an attorney promptly. You’ll want someone experience on your side to ensure you receive compensation for your ordeal. Someone with the knowledge to fight against insurance companies. You’re not alone.
Your insurance company is a business, pure and simple. They’re out to make money, not to lose it by paying exorbitant amounts for repairs and injuries. You’ll need to fight to receive proper compensation. That’s where a lawyer comes into the picture. With the experience and tenacity to sift through the paperwork and legal jargon, an experienced attorney will stand by your side through the tough times ahead.
If you’re involved in an accident, contact The Durham Firm by calling (214) 222-4000. We’ll sit down and discuss your case in-depth!