Motor vehicle accidents involving semis can lead to major injury

| Jul 24, 2019 | Motor Vehicle Accidents |

An individual in Texas was recently injured in a automobile collision involving a semi-truck. The accident took place on a Tuesday morning along United States Highway 290. Unfortunately, these types of motor vehicle accidents are often the result of a driver’s negligence, in which case the driver may be held financially accountable for any injuries resulting from the crash.

The recent Texas accident occurred at around 11:45 a.m. Based on dashcam video of the accident, a semi-truck driver reportedly caused a crash that led to a chain reaction. This appears to have occurred after the semi-truck veered into another highway lane and struck a car there.

The driver of the car that was struck apparently lost control of the motor vehicle, which was sent across the highway. In addition, another car is said to have flipped three times as a result of the collision. One individual ended up suffering injuries in the crash and was taken to a medical center. Police continued to investigate the cause of the crash.

If the person injured in the semi-truck crash was not the semi-truck driver, he or she may opt to file a personal injury claim against the truck driver, seeking the reimbursement of monetary damages. The employer of the truck driver may also be named in the lawsuit. Liability must be established, based upon a showing of negligence, in civil court before any claims for financial damages will be determined. A successfully fought claim may lead to a monetary award that might help the injury victim to cover medical costs and other expenses linked to these kinds of motor vehicle accidents in Texas.