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Texas woman charged with vehicular homicide

A 21-year-old woman has been charged with murder and evading arrest after causing a fatal accident while she fled authorities. The woman is suspected to have driven the getaway car after her accomplices stole merchandise worth $2,600 from a nearby Macy's. The car accident took place on Highway 59 near Humble, Texas.

According to police, the getaway vehicle struck the victim's after running a red light. The driver of the other vehicle was killed immediately, and three children were treated at the Ben Taub Hospital for critical injuries. As a result, the charges against the getaway driver are necessarily aggravated because the accident caused serious injury and took place while in the commission of a felony. She has been given a $155,000 bond.

  - Article By Richard Weaver

When an innocent party suffers catastrophic injuries at the hands of a negligent driver, there are many forms of compensation to which they may be entitled. The victims' medical expenses are often overwhelmingly expensive, and both those incurred to date and those expected in the future could be reimbursed. Victims are often entitled to compensation for their lost wages, up to and including potential future income if permanent disability has rendered them unable to continue working. In cases such as this where a wrongful death has occurred, the victim's family is entitled to applicable financial damages.

Financial compensation after serious motor vehicle accidents is not intended to replace loved ones or in any way diminish the victims' physical or emotional suffering. Rather, it seeks to lessen the family's burdens by alleviating their monetary concerns when their attentions must rightly be focused elsewhere. In many cases, grieving families turn to experienced personal injury attorneys to possibly help them handle liability determination and ensure equitable damage recovery.

Source: kens5.com, "Houston: Woman driving getaway car after Macy", May 24, 2013

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