A big rig accident attorney notes that investigators are looking into whether distracted driving was the cause of a head-on collision that left one driver dead. When fault on the part of truck drivers or trucking companies results in injury or death, victims may be eligible to recover compensation with the help of a trucking accident lawyer.
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Report: Investigators Looking into Cause of Fatal Truck Crash
One man is dead following an early morning semi-truck accident that occurred along U.S. Highway 290. According to KXAN, a freight-liner carrying seafood and a towing truck collided head-on after the driver of the freight-liner heading westbound reportedly crossed over onto the eastbound lanes. The driver of the towing truck was taken to the hospital, while the driver of the freight-liner died at the scene.
Law enforcement is investigating the accident that left the highway shutdown for six hours as workers cleared debris left behind after the collision. While the cause of the accident had yet to be determined, the Department of Public Safety notes that the crash is an important reminder for drivers to remain alert and limit distractions, regardless of the circumstances. According to the report, the Texas Department of Transportation has said they would spend $2 million to fund projects that would increase visibility and warning advisories along US 290.
How a Big Rig Accident Attorney Can Help
Truck drivers and trucking companies have a duty to make sure that they operate and maintain their vehicles in a safe manner. If this duty is not fulfilled, a big rig accident may occur, and the truck driver or trucking company can be held liable for injuries that may result.
Drivers or passengers who are injured in a big rig accident may be entitled to compensation for damages resulting from their injuries, including:
- Medical expenses
- Pain and suffering
- Lost wages
- Scarring and disfigurement
The families of those killed may be eligible to recover money for funeral expenses and the pain that comes with losing a loved one.
People who have been injured in a big rig accident are advised to seek the advice of an experienced big rig accident attorney to help them protect their legal rights.
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