Harris County, TX (December 6, 2022) – A truck accident reportedly occurred in Harris County on Tuesday that claimed one person’s life. On December 6, the Texas Department of Public Safety out of Harris County responded to a crash on Satsuma Drive.
According to law enforcement, a crash involving an 18-wheeler and a small car occurred in the 7000 block of Satsuma Drive. The incident caused severe delays in traffic. Authorities blocked off all of the westbound lanes of travel as they worked to clear the scene and investigate the collision.
One person involved in the crash suffered fatal injuries. The victim was pronounced deceased from their injuries while at the scene.
The incident is under investigation at this time.
Our condolences are with the family of the victim who died as a result of this 18-wheeler collision.
Fatal Truck Accidents in Texas
Truck accidents that take place in the state of Texas are often devastating. In fact, hundreds of people die every year as a result of auto accidents involving 18-wheelers and large commercial vehicles. After losing a loved one in a fatal truck accident, you may be able to take legal action against the responsible party.
In order to recover compensation for funeral arrangements, burial expenses, and various other damages that you faced, you will need to prove negligence existed at the time of the crash. It is also important to be able to prove who is liable for the accident. In Texas, there are several parties who can be held liable following a truck accident.
The truck driver is usually one of the first people identified in a truck crash lawsuit. They are responsible for operating the vehicle safely and obeying all traffic laws. If they cause an accident through negligence or recklessness, they can be held liable.
The cargo company may be held liable if their loading procedures were negligent or if the load was not properly secured. If the cargo shifted during transport and caused an accident, the cargo company would likely be found at fault.
The trucking company may be held liable if they did not properly maintain the vehicle or if they failed to screen their drivers adequately. The trucking company may also be held liable if they engaged in negligent hiring practices.
The maintenance company may be held liable if they did not properly maintain the vehicle or if they failed to inspect it regularly. If the truck was involved in an accident due to mechanical failure, the maintenance company would likely be found at fault. Iin some instances, the manufacturer of the part that failed maybe help cut liable
After losing a loved one, it is crucial that you act quickly to protect your legal rights. Taking legal action right away can help to ensure that you are able to maximize the amount of compensation possible for the damages that you face.
Our team of experienced lawyers has successfully obtained the largest truck crash verdict in American history, and we are confident that we can help you obtain the compensation you deserve. If you or a loved one has been injured in a truck accident, please call our team at Goudarzi & Young today at 800-256-5169 to discuss your case with one of our knowledgeable attorneys. Our Texas truck accident lawyers look forward to speaking with you soon.
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