Severe Trucking Accident Prompts Personal Injury Lawsuit
A severe trucking accident in Texas led an injured plaintiff to pursue legal action to recover damages.
According to the lawsuit, in June 2016 the plaintiff was driving a Toyota Highlander in Bexar County, Texas. The accident happened on the S.E. Loop 410 in that area, a crash the plaintiff alleges could have been avoided with proper care.
The defendant in the severe trucking accident lawsuit was driving a tractor-trailer built in 2003 and was also in the left lane with the plaintiff when the crash happened. The plaintiff saw that traffic ahead of her was slowing down and adjusted her speed accordingly.
As stated in the severe trucking accident lawsuit, the defendant failed to adjust his speed due to lack of focus and care. The rear-end collision that followed left the plaintiff with critical injuries and pain.
The defendant named in the lawsuit was operating a vehicle on behalf of his employer at the time. That employer was also named in the severe trucking accident lawsuit. As with many other types of trucking accident claims, a lawsuit was lodged against both the negligent driver and their employer.
Trucking companies can be held liable for a number of different acts with regard to their employees from negligent hiring to improper training and maintenance. A proper investigation of the trucking accident scene is usually completed in order to determine whether one or more parties may be liable.
The severe trucking accident lawsuit has numerous claims against the driver and the trucking company, including failure to keep a proper lookout, failing to control speed, failing to pay attention, and failing to control the vehicle.
The plaintiff argues that this severe trucking accident could have been avoided but instead left her with debilitating injuries and resulting damages.
The lawsuit argues that the plaintiff is entitled to compensation for mental anguish, impairment, disability, suffering, pain, severe personal injuries, and medical expenses.
The lawsuit claims that due to the severity of the injuries, the plaintiff will continue to suffer from these conditions for an extended period of time, perhaps the rest of her life.
A trucking accident can yield catastrophic injuries simply due to the weight and size of the truck. When additional factors are involved, such as the movement of hazardous cargo or excessive speed, the toll of the accident may be even higher.
The Severe Trucking Accident Lawsuit is Case No. 5:18-cv-00015-OLG, in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Texas.
If you or someone you know has suffered in a trucking accident caused by another person’s negligence, time is of the essence – schedule a consultation with the experienced attorneys at McDonald Worley to learn more about your rights.
Note: McDonald Worley is not representing the plaintiff in this lawsuit.