Emergency personnel had to use the Jaws of Life to extricate a tow-truck driver after he veered off the road and slammed into a tree off FM 534 in Jim Wells County. According to a report by Kiiitv.com,
just after 8 a.m. the truck veered off the road and the driver apparently failed to applied the brakes. After emergency crews extricated the man from the vehicle, HALO flight was called to transport him to a nearby hospital where he remains in intensive care. The photographs show the enormity of the collision.
Inattentive, Distracted, or Groggy Driving Accidents in Texas
While police do not know what exactly caused the driver to crash his truck, the fact that the driver did not apply the brakes before running off the road and driving into a tree suggests that he was either not paying attention to the road or had fallen asleep at the time of the accident.
This law office has been here many times before and we are about to file suit on a serious injury case where a young man crashed his pickup truck into our clients and claimed that he had fallen asleep at the wheel — at 11:00 o’clock in the morning!
Inattentive and groggy driving are incredibly dangerous — and common causes of Texas truck accidents. Being paid by the mile or job, Texas truck drivers are often tempted to push themselves beyond their limit in order to get to where they need to be. However, when they do this, they endanger not just themselves, but everyone on the road as well.
Finding Liability in Groggy or Inattentive Driving Accidents
Driving while distracted or sleepy is negligent because it increases the chances that an serious truck accident will occur. When such an accident does occur, anyone injured in the accident is entitled to recover from the negligent truck driver. In addition, depending on the circumstances of the case, the trucking company may also be liable. If the truck driver and trucking company do not have the funds available to adequately compensate the accident victims, insurance companies will often end up footing the bill.
The bottom line is that Texas accident victims are entitled to recover for their injuries or loss. To find out more about the laws in Texas that may result in a recovery for you, contact an experienced Texas truck accident attorney today.
Contact the Law Offices of William K. Berenson
If you or a loved one has recently been involved in a serious Texas truck accident, you should contact an experienced and dedicated Fort Worth personal injury attorney. Give the Law Offices of William K. Berenson a call to discuss the facts of your case. As a 33-year veteran of personal injury trial law, Attorney Bill Berenson knows what it takes to recover for his clients. Attorney Bill Berenson is also a Certified Specialist in Personal Injury Trial Law. Click here, or call 877-885-8000 today to schedule a free initial consultation.
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