One never knows what one will see while navigating the nation's highways during a usual daily commute to work. Recently, one man on his way to work in Texas witnessed a fatal truck accident which, he stated, made him want to return home to hug his children and his wife rather than show up for work that day. Highway 79 was closed due to the recent fiery collision.
Suffering serious burns or damages in a truck accident cannot only cause respiratory complications but can also require lengthy and expensive medical care to recover from the painful experience. When a driver suffers burn trauma as a result of an accident potentially caused by another person, they may feel a mixture of anger and confusion. A recent afternoon truck accident in Texas resulted in the death of one man and serious injury to another.
Operating a semi or an 18-wheeler can require training and heightened alertness when sharing the highway with other large trucks and smaller vehicles. When a driver is not equipped or able to come to a quick stop or maneuver their rig properly, a catastrophic accident may result. A Texas Interstate was recently closed after a devastating semi crash claimed the lives of two people involved.
Loading a vehicle with a lot of stuff for a long haul is something that takes a certain level of attention and skill. Truck drivers know there can be risks of serious accidents if materials they're hauling are loaded on the trailer just so and properly secured.
A Texas truck driver was recently convicted of involuntary manslaughter after a fatal accident on the interstate. The driver, who worked for T-Energy at the time of the crash, pleaded guilty to the felony charge and was sentenced to one year in prison, followed by three years of supervised probation and $1,000 in fines.
Roads can be a dangerous place for both drivers and pedestrians. Texas families who have lost a loved one in a road fatality are already aware of this danger. Trucks on the roads can be particularly dangerous due to their large size and their inability to come to an immediate stop. Furthermore, truck drivers can also be more prone to truck accidents due to the pressure to make timely deliveries.
A trucking company is facing a legal battle with the family of a Texas man who was killed in a tragic accident. The family is seeking damages in a wrongful death suit to cover medical and funeral expenses, as well as loss of income, loss of support, mental suffering, grief and other forms of injury.
Many workers involved in Texas' booming oil industry face a great deal of danger when hitting the highways. Truck accidents are occurring more frequently all across the country, and oil and gas workers in particular are at risk. A recent study shows that these workers are 8.5 times more likely to die in a traffic accident than people who work in other occupations.
Fatal truck accidents can often lead to lawsuits filed by the deceased's loved ones. This may be the case coming up with the family of one 24-year-old Texas man, who was killed earlier this year in a truck accident after a truck driver allegedly crashed into the man's car. The man's parents are filing a wrongful death suit against the truck driver, as well as the trucking company who employed the driver.
Texas' recent economic success has contributed to an increase in truck accidents in the state. An accident on Texas 16 near FM 624 left one truck driver killed. The truck accident occurred when a tanker truck did not yield the right of way and crashed into another tanker, killing its driver. The other driver was released from the hospital with injuries.