When a semi truck collides with another vehicle, the outcome can be devastating. Not only can big rigs be difficult to manage, but their size can increase the likelihood of serious injuries and fatalities occurring. In Houston, Texas, people who have lost a loved one or suffer from a permanent disability after a truck accident should try to recover from the tragedy. For some people, this may include filing a lawsuit to receive the compensation they need to pay for medical expenses, funeral costs, etc.
After he lost control of the semi truck he was driving, a 29-year-old man struck another truck before driving into a ditch. The driver, who was from Abilene, lost his life in the accident, while the driver of the vehicle he hit, a California-based trucker, was sent to the hospital.
The incident occurred in Stanton on I-20 shortly before 8 p.m. The driver who was responsible for causing the wreck was declared dead at 8:55 p.m. The crash took place between Midland and Big Spring on July 5.
Whether a truck company is responsible for an accident or the blame can be placed on a distracted truck driver, it is important for anyone who has had their life turned upside down because of a tractor-trailer crash to take a close look at what happened and figure out the best way to move forward. Understanding which step to take next may be difficult for someone without legal experience, which is why talking to an attorney can be so beneficial.
Source: KTXS.com, "Abilene man, 29, dies in traffic accident in West Texas," Maggie Gaskill, July 8, 2014