Deadly Crash Blocks TX 195
Many motorists grow anxious when it comes to sharing Texas highways with huge 18-wheeler trucks. A truck accident involving one of these enormous vehicles often results in serious injuries or death. Many times, the cause of such accidents is found to be driver negligence due to distraction, operator fatigue or reckless driving maneuvers.
A recent tragedy occurred at an intersection of Texas 195. Three vehicles, including a tractor trailer, were involved in the crash. Sadly, one person was killed in the massive collision.
Two others were transported to a nearby hospital after suffering injuries in the crash. No further information was provided with regard to specific injuries or current conditions of the victims. Both eastbound and northbound traffic was reportedly being diverted in the aftermath of the tragic situation. Drivers were being cautioned to completely avoid the area until the debris could be safely removed from the scene.
Litigation can be pursued after semi-truck accidents
No reports have been published regarding the exact cause of the truck accident. In similar situations, surviving victims sometimes file legal claims in civil court based upon evidence that another motorist is responsible for their injuries. Texas law also allows an immediate family member to pursue litigation on behalf of a victim who has suffered fatal injuries in a crash. While one can never replace the loss of human life, a monetary judgment against a party deemed responsible for a collision can help grieving families achieve financial relief with respect to the costs associated with the accident, such as funeral expenses and medical bills for any treatment provided before a victim succumbed to injury.
Source: kxan.com, “Deadly crash blocks Texas 195 in Georgetown“, Calily Bien, Feb. 17, 2016