An early morning 18-wheeler accident has left one women dead and and her husband seriously injured. An 18-wheeler slammed into the vehicle on LBJ Freeway while the couple had pulled over on the shoulder to fix a flat tire. The driver of the big rig claimed he didn't see the car in time to stop from plowing into the back of it.
If you have been involved in an accident with an 18-wheeler, my advice is to discuss your situation with a board certified attorney. The destruction caused by an 18-wheeler is vastly greater than what is typical of a passenger car accident. Because of this, 18-wheeler insurance policies are generally valued at 50 times those of you or me.
The insurance company knows that there is a lot of money at stake here, and they will do everything in their power to minimize their losses.
On June 11, 2002 10-year-old Aaron Joubert and his family were involved in a terrible 18-wheeler crash on Interstate 20 near Mesquite. The family was coming home from a reunion when their car struck a parked 18-wheeler on the side of the highway. Aaron Joubert and his father were the only survivors. Arron's mother and his five siblings were tragically killed in the accident. Aaron lost 90 percent of his liver as a result of the wreck and defied all the odds when he was able to survive. Now, almost eight years after the accident, Aaron is getting ready to graduate High School. It is great to see a young man, who has dealt with such hardship, overcome adversity and excel in life.
Although the 18-wheeler in Aaron's case was legally stopped on the highway, there are many accidents caused by negligent truck drivers who have illegally parked on the side of the road. In 2005 I was able to get a $2,225,000.00 settlement for the Jordan family when their father tragically crashed into a garbage truck that had run out of gas on I-30. The garbage truck was negligently parked on the highway and I was able to obtain a large settlement to help compensate the Jordan family for their great loss.