On June 7, an 18-wheeler accident on State Highway 360 in Arlington caused major traffic headaches. Not only did the truck overturn, the accident also resulted in several large concrete pipe pieces spilling onto both the median and the northbound lanes. Thankfully, there were no fatalities – the truck driver went to the hospital for minor injuries.
A Fortunate Exception
While the driver of the 18-wheeler as well as other motorists on that stretch of road were extremely fortunate, in far too many instances an 18-wheeler accident leads to severe, life-altering injuries as well as fatalities. There are several reasons why these kinds of accidents occur; drivers trying to meet a deadline operate their big rigs while incredibly fatigued, operators are sometimes intoxicated or under the influence of drugs, or trucking companies allow dangerously under-maintained rigs to be on the road.
If you or someone you know is either hurt or killed in this type of accident, it’s extremely important that you obtain the services of an experienced attorney as soon as possible. The trucking company will have an insurance adjuster on its side who will do everything possible to pin the blame for the accident on you. That’s why you need someone on your side who is just as experienced and effective as the adjuster.
These are just a few of the damages you may be able to obtain due to the negligence of an 18-wheeler driver, manufacturer or trucking company should this type of accident take place:
- Lost wages
- Medical expenses – past and future
- Pain and suffering
- Funeral expenses
- Mental anguish
Please don’t hesitate to contact The Todd R. Durham Law Firm to learn more about how we may be able to help if you or someone you know has been hurt in an 18-wheeler accident. Contact us online or call us at 214-222-4000.