Texas highways are no strangers to fatal 18 wheeler accidents. Unfortunately, hundreds of people are killed or seriously injured in 18 wheeler accidents every year. As a result, families are changed forever. Families are left without husbands, fathers and sons. Families are left without wives, mothers and daughters. And unfortunately, in most cases, families are left without their primary or secondary source of income.
An accident with an 18 wheeler will typically yield a fatality or serious injuries to those affected. Very rarely do victims of an accident with an 18 wheeler walk away with little or no physical injuries.
This morning, another 18 wheeler crashed, this time against a stalled vehicle on I-45 south in Houston. The 18 wheeler caught on fire and the driver lost control, hitting a stalled vehicle. The driver of the truck was not injured, but the driver of the stalled vehicle was taken to the hospital and is expected to survive.
Photos courtesy of KHOU.com
However, the victim´s life will be scarred forever. Who´s fault was it? Poor maintenace, defective parts, human error? Only an in depth investigation can determine what really happened aand who is responsible for the damages to the victim and their families.
If you or a loved one has been injured in an accident involving an 18-wheeler, you have rights. And those rights need to be protected and defended. It is important that the victims of 18-wheeler and auto accidents have the best available resources to them to make sure that they are represented by an experienced personal injury attorney that can represent them to receive the maximum amount of compensation possible for their accident injuries and / or loss of life. At The Leon Law Firm, our job is to get to the bottom of the facts and hold those responsible for your injuries accountable for their wrongdoings.