Tyler, TX – Truck Crash with Injuries Reported on I-20 near MM 544
Tyler, TX (November 26, 2022) – A truck accident took place in the Tyler area that left one person injured. On November 24, the Texas Department of Public Safety responded to a crash that occurred on Interstate 20.
According to law enforcement, a collision involving an 18-wheeler occurred on Interstate 20, causing severe delays on the westbound side of the roadway near mile marker 544. The truck driver lost control of the vehicle as a result, causing the vehicle to overturn.
DPS responded to the scene and blocked off multiple lanes of travel while assisting with cleanup.
EMS responded to the side of the crash to provide treatment to victims and transfer them to area hospitals.
DPS is actively investigating the crash.
We hope those harmed as a result of this truck accident recovered quickly.
Truck Accidents in Texas
A truck accident can have a profound impact on your life. We see thousands of people hospitalized with significant injuries as a result of these crashes every year. Here in Texas, truck accidents even take the lives of hundreds of victims annually.
There are many instances where truck accidents are entirely preventable. Drivers who fail to operate their vehicles in a responsible manner continue to cause harm to innocent parties. Common factors that we see in truck accidents across our state include:
- Speeding: Truckers often exceed the posted speed limit in an effort to make deliveries on time. This can result in serious accidents if they lose control of their vehicle.
- Fatigue: Long hours behind the wheel can lead to truckers becoming fatigued. This can make it difficult for them to stay alert and pay attention to the road, increasing the risk of an accident.
- Impaired driving: Alcohol and drugs can impair a trucker’s ability to drive safely. This is especially true if they are taking prescription medications that may cause drowsiness.
- Improperly maintained vehicles: If a truck’s brakes or tires are not properly maintained, it can increase the chances of an accident occurring.
If you’ve suffered injuries due to a truck accident, you may be able to file a personal injury lawsuit. Unlike other types of collisions, truck accidents are often far more complex, especially from a legal standpoint. Truck accidents often do involve multiple parties sharing liability. For this reason, it is important that you have a legal team that is well-versed in handling these legal matters.
Our Tyler truck accident lawyers at Goudarzi & Young have decades of experience helping crash victims protect their legal rights. Our team will investigate your accident and gather strong evidence. We will prove each party is liable for the injuries and damages that you have suffered and take aggressive legal action against them. Our lawyers can meet with you for a free consultation to get started on your case right away. Contact our personal injury law firm today at 800-256-5169 to get started.
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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.