Midland County, TX (December 31, 2022) – One man has suffered fatal injuries as a result of the truck collision that took place in Midland County on Thursday evening. On December 29, at around 6:30 p.m., the Texas Department of Public Safety reported to a traffic wreck on Texas State Highway 158.
According to law enforcement, 52-year-old Margo Antonio Vallejo was driving a 2000 Kenworth truck with a trailer attached to it south on Texas State Highway 158. As he attempted to make a left turn, his vehicle collided with a 2020 Ford F350 pickup truck, which was driven by 41-year-old David Vela.
Vela was severely harmed in the accident. He was pronounced dead at the scene as a result of his injuries.
The Texas Department of Public Safety is actively investigating the accident.
We offer our sympathies to the family of David Vela at this time.
Fatal Truck Accidents in Texas
Texas truck crashes take the lives of hundreds of people annually. Unfortunately, the fact that these accidents take place so frequently does not make it easier for families to deal with the overwhelming consequences. Following the loss of a loved one, your family will most likely deal with overwhelming emotional and financial consequences. Families are often forced to cover towering funeral expenses, and medical costs and deal with lost earnings.
After losing a loved one, your family may be able to take legal action against the person who is responsible. A wrongful death lawsuit can help your family recover compensation for these and other losses and damages you face. Working with a wrongful death lawyer in Midland County can help to ensure you have the strongest case possible. After losing a loved one, there are several parties who can be held liable for the resulting damages. In Texas, these parties can include:
- The driver of the truck if they engaged in acts of negligence.
- The trucking company if they engaged in negligent practices while hiring the driver.
- The maintenance company if the truck accident was caused by a brake failure or another maintenance-related issue.
- A part manufacturer is a mechanical defect caused the crash.
- The cargo company if the cargo load caused the accident to occur.
If you’ve lost a loved one as a result of a truck accident, then it is important that you contact our experienced Texas truck accident lawyers at Goudarzi & Young. Our team of attorneys has extensive experience and can advocate on your behalf to fight for justice. We also offer free consultations, so there’s no reason not to reach out. Call us today at 800-256-5169 if you have any questions or concerns regarding the legal options available to help you move forward after your truck crash.
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.
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