Houston, TX (December 12, 2022) – A truck accident was reported in the Gulfton section of Houston that left at least one person injured on Saturday morning. At around 11:10 a.m., on December 10, the Houston Police Department responded to a crash that took place on US Highway 59.
According to law enforcement, a white pickup truck and an 18-wheeler collided on the northbound side of US Highway 59. The incident prompted authorities to close the highway in the area near South Rice Avenue.
Medical personnel responded to the crash site to provide medical treatment to the victims who suffered injuries. Those who required further medical care were transported to local hospitals.
The circumstances surrounding the crash are under investigation at this time.
Our thoughts are with those who were harmed as a result of this truck accident.
Truck Accidents in Texas
If you were involved in a truck accident in Texas, there are several parties who could potentially be held liable for the resulting injuries and damages. The most likely party to be held liable is the truck driver. If the driver was speeding, not paying attention, or otherwise driving recklessly, they will likely be held responsible for any accidents or damage that occurs.
The trucking company that employed the driver may also be held liable if it is found that they did not properly screen or train the driver, or if they encouraged the driver to break the law (such as by asking them to drive for longer hours than legally allowed).
In some cases, the manufacturer of the truck or the manufacturer of truck parts may be responsible for the resulting injuries and damages from your crash if it is found that a defect in the truck caused the accident. For example, if a tire blows out and causes an accident, the manufacturer of the tires may be held responsible.
Finally, if you were involved in an accident with a drunk driver, you may be able to sue their employer for negligence. Employers are generally responsible for their employees’ actions while on the job, so if an employee is drunk while driving a truck for work, their employer may be held liable.
If you or a loved one has been involved in a truck accident, it’s important to know your legal rights. Seeking assistance from a Houston truck accident lawyer as soon as possible can help to ensure you are able to get justice.
The experienced attorneys at Goudarzi & Young can help you navigate the challenges of the legal system and fight for the compensation you deserve. We offer a free consultation so that you can learn more about how we can help you, and we have the largest truck accident verdict in American history. Call us today at 800-256-5169 to get started.
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.