Fort Stockton, TX (December 2, 2022) – A truck accident took place in the Fort Stockton area on Thursday afternoon that claimed the life of one man. Calls for assistance came in at around 1:30 p.m. on December 1.
According to reports provided by the Texas Department of Public Safety, 45-year-old Jorge Marin was driving a 2016 Kenworth truck tractor-trailer south on Farm to Market Road 1053. At the same time, a 2023 Peterbilt truck tractor-trailer was traveling north on the same roadway driven by 59-year-old José Eduardo Garcia.
For reasons unknown, the two vehicles collided. The impact of the crash caused Marin’s vehicle to catch on fire.
Marin suffered fatal injuries as a result of the truck wreck. Marin was pronounced dead at the scene.
Garcia was treated at the scene for injuries and released.
The Texas Department of Public Safety is actively investigating.
We hope José Eduardo Garcia recovers quickly following this crash.
Our condolences are with the family of Jorge Marin at this time.
Fatal Truck Accidents in Texas
Fatal truck crashes are the cause of hundreds of deaths each year in the state of Texas. In many cases, these accidents are a result of drivers who engage in acts of negligence while operating their vehicles. When drivers fail to maintain control of their vehicles in a responsible manner, it can have devastating consequences for everyone nearby.
If your loved one has lost her life as a result of the fatal truck accident, you may have legal options available to help you move forward. Holding the negligent truck driver accountable is an important part of the healing process and can help ensure that justice is served. After losing a loved one, you may be able to pursue a wrongful death claim against the responsible party.
In order to prevail, you will need to prove that the defendant’s actions were negligent and that they had led to the death of your loved one. This can be done by proving that they were under the influence of drugs, reckless or negligent, or distracted while operating their vehicle. Once you are able to prove negligence, you will be able to recover financial compensation for funeral expenses, lost earnings, and a variety of other damages that you face.
At such a difficult time, it may feel like nothing can bring your loved one back. Although this is true, seeking justice and holding the negligent driver accountable for their actions can help you find a sense of closure. It can also help to prevent future tragedies by sending a message that this type of careless behavior will not be tolerated.
If you are ready to file a wrongful death claim following the loss of your loved one, it’s important to get legal help as soon as possible. Goudarzi & Young offers free consultations to help you understand your rights and the legal options that are available to help you move forward. Contact our Fort Stockton truck accident lawyers today at 800-256-5169 to schedule a consultation.
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.