Dallas, TX (January 8, 2023) – A truck accident reported in northern Dallas claimed one person’s life. At around 4:30 p.m., on January 4, the Dallas Fire Rescue and police responded to the scene of a crash that took place on Interstate 635.
According to reports, an 18-wheeler was involved in an accident with multiple vehicles on Interstate 635 in the area near Hillcrest Road.
The driver of the semi-truck suffered severe injuries due to the accident. Authorities rushed to the scene to render aid to the victim. However, the driver was pronounced dead as a result of the injuries they suffered.
The Texas Department of Transportation is in charge of cleaning up the accident. The crash remains under investigation at this time.
Our condolences are with the family of the victim who died in this crash.
Fatal Truck Accidents in Texas
Fatal truck crashes take the lives of innocent people every year in our state. In fact, more than 500 people died in 2021 due to truck crashes here in Texas. In many cases, these accidents are caused by negligence. Leading factors in fatal truck crashes across Texas include:
- Driver fatigue
- Distracted driving
- Poor weather conditions
- Inclement road conditions
- Unsecured loads
if your loved one died due to a fatal truck crash in Texas, you may be able to file a wrongful death claim against the responsible party. To file a wrongful death claim, you will need to prove that the defendant was at fault for the crash. To do this, you will need to show that they acted negligently or recklessly. You will also need to show that this negligence or recklessness led to the death of your loved one. This could be done by showing that a driver was speeding, a cargo company improperly loaded the truck, or even the maintenance company failed to perform routine maintenance on the vehicle.
If you are successful in your claim, you may be able to recover damages such as funeral and burial costs, loss of consortium, and loss of income. Having a strong legal team can make a difference when it comes to your ability to get justice.
If you are considering filing a wrongful death claim after a fatal truck crash, it is important to speak with a knowledgeable wrongful death lawyer in Dallas who can help you navigate the legal process and ensure that you receive the compensation you need for your damages.
At Goudarzi & Young, we understand the overwhelming pain and suffering that those who have been affected by the loss of the loved one due to a truck accident. Our Texas wrongful death lawyers are committed to helping you through this difficult time by providing compassionate service and delivering more than satisfactory results. If you need help moving forward with your family’s case, contact us now at 800-256-5169 for immediate legal representation.
Notes: Our team of dedicated writers created this post through the use of secondary sources; therefore, we have not independently verified all of the facts surrounding this truck accident. If you locate incorrect information, please contact Goudarzi & Young, L.L.P. so that we can update the post with the most accurate information available. This post will be removed if requested.
Disclaimer: The information provided in this post is not intended to be legal or medical advice. If you are injured in an accident, seek medical attention immediately, then speak to a lawyer as soon as possible. The photograph used in this post is not representative of this accident. This post is not a solicitation for business.