Amy Qualls died in a car accident in Longview, Texas. Another woman, Ellen Hicks, and a child were hurt in the car accident. The fatal and unfortunate accident took place on November 30, 2015. We would anticipate that this case may result in a wrongful death lawsuit, especially once it is determined who in fact was at fault.
Hicks was driving on Tryon Rd with a young child and dog in her vehicle. Suddenly, her attention shifted from driving to paying attention to the dog. As a result of being distracted, Hicks veered over into the opposite-directed lanes and crashed into Qualls’ automobile head-on. Hicks was injured, but her condition is fine. The child that was in the car with her was taken to the hospital and the condition of the child is critical. Qualls was carried to the hospital as well, but died shortly thereafter. Our prayers and deepest sympathies go out to those involved and their family and friends.
Distracting driving is more serious than people think that it is. Sadly, it can end in tragedy just like this situation did. Every time someone turns the key to start the engine it is their responsibility to ensure that they are going to drive safely and pay attention to the road.
Although the police have their own reports, they cannot always be fully relied upon. There are some questions that may still need answers and some actions that may need explanations. Personal injury lawyers do not always rely on the police reports. They often hire private investigators to find the answers to additional questions. Investigators often obtain helpful information that is not included in the police report, information that family members sometimes want to know.
The facts of this case may support a wrongful death lawsuit. The Weaver Law Firm understands that family and friends may have plenty of questions regarding wrongful death lawsuits and distracted driving accidents.