Houston, TX (December 12, 2022) – A traffic accident was reported in the Greater Heights section of Houston that left one person injured. At around 12:15 a.m., on December 11, the Houston Police Department responded to the scene of a crash on Interstate 10.
According to law enforcement, a vehicle and an 18-wheeler collided on Interstate 10 westbound in the area of Taylor Street. One vehicle involved in the accident overturned.
One person was pinned in the vehicle and had to be extricated by firefighters. Multiple first responders reported to the crash.
The victim was rushed to an area hospital once they were removed from the vehicle.
The Houston Police Department is currently investigating the collision.
We hope the injured victim is able to recover quickly following this crash.
Truck Accidents in Texas
Each year, thousands of people are hurt as a result of truck accidents that take place here in the state of Texas. In many cases, these accidents are a result of negligence. We see countless innocent people suffer debilitating injuries as a result of drivers who are drunk, distracted, or otherwise negligent while behind the wheel.
If you have been hurt as a result of a crash caused by a negligent driver, you may be able to file a legal claim against the responsible party. In order to prevail, you must be able to demonstrate that the driver was negligent. How all
To prove that the truck driver was negligent, you will need to show that he or she breached a duty of care owed to you. This means that the truck driver did something (or failed to do something) that a reasonably prudent person would not have done in the same situation. For example, if the truck driver was speeding or texting while driving, this could be considered negligence.
Once you have established that the truck driver was negligent, you will need to show that this negligence caused your injuries. This is called causation. In other words, but for the truck driver’s negligence, you would not have been injured.
If you can successfully prove all of these elements, then you may be able to recover compensatory damages from the truck driver or his or her insurance company. Compensatory damages are intended to reimburse you for your losses, such as medical bills and lost wages. You may also be able to recover punitive damages in some cases. Seeking the assistance of a Houston truck accident lawyer as soon as possible can help to ensure you have the strongest case.
If you have been involved in a truck accident, it is important to protect your legal rights. The lawyers at Goudarzi & Young have decades of experience and are committed to fighting for the best possible outcome for their clients. We offer a free consultation so that you can get started on your case right away. Call 800-256-5169 to speak with a lawyer today.
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.