On November 28, 2015, Yahir Cervantes-Oliver, 12, and his infant sister, Aylin Cervantes-Oliver, were killed in a car accident on Highway 175 near Elsie Faye Heggins Street when they collided with another vehicle. Kelvin Leon Walker, 23, who was driving the other vehicle, is charged with vehicular manslaughter. Toxicology tests are still pending. Walker is still in the hospital recovering from injuries he sustained in the accident. This is a horrible and tragic accident that could have been prevented with safe driving.
Negligence in Car Accidents
When a car accident occurs, there is always some negligence on the part of one or both parties. The fault of an accident is determined when one party is more negligent than the other. For example, in an accident where a family is driving home and is struck by a drunk driver, the drunk driver is grossly at fault, even if the family was going 5mph over the speed limit. Proving a case of negligence can be incredibly difficult without the right attorney. If you are injured in a car accident due to someone else’s negligence, you need to call Todd R. Durham right away.
Why You Need an Attorney
When you try to file a claim on your own, the other party and the insurance company sees you as an easy target. They may try to pressure you into settling for much less than your case is worth. The only way you know you are being treated fairly is to consult with a knowledgeable and experienced car accident attorney. The first step is to call simply and schedule a free initial consultation. During the meeting, you will discuss your case and your attorney will formulate a legal strategy to get you the compensation you deserve.
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