An individual sadly died in a recent car accident in Texas. In addition, another person was seriously injured in the Tuesday evening accident, which involved a semi-truck. Sometimes, truck accidents occur due to the carelessness of a truck driver, in which case, the truck driver may be held liable for the injuries or deaths occurring as a result.
The recent Texas accident took place at a little before 6 p.m. in the area of County Road 4356 and U.S. 96. Police reported that a semi-truck driver did not stop and rear-ended a car. At the time, the car’s driver had stopped to make a turn.
Following the collision, the semi-truck flipped, causing injuries to the truck driver. However, the truck driver received treatment at a hospital and was then released. Unfortunately, a 41-year-old passenger of the car that the truck hit died in the collision. In addition, a passenger, 14, suffered serious injuries and was transported to the hospital. The car’s 38-year-old driver did not suffer any injuries.
The surviving family members of the individual who died in the Texas accident may decide to file a wrongful death claim against the truck driver as well as his or her employer, seeking the reimbursement of financial damages. In the same way, the seriously injured passenger might file a personal injury claim. A preponderance of the evidence is needed to establish liability in civil court, at which point, claims for monetary damages will be determined. A claim that is successfully litigated might result in monetary compensation that could help the plaintiffs to address burial costs, hospital bills and other losses commonly associated with truck accidents.