An accident involving a semi-truck and a passenger vehicle will usually and predictably leave the latter in much worse condition than the former. But at least it can be expected that the driver of the truck will take notice of the event. When the same truck comes into contact with a pedestrian, and keeps on going as if nothing apparently happened, it may become a question of whether the driver was even aware of what happened.
We have previously looked at parties whom the law may hold liable in a truck accident. In that post, the first person considered was of course the truck driver. Was he speeding? Was there alcohol involved? One has to examine the driver’s conduct for any hint of neglect.
Around the country, people are affected by unintentional injuries and wrongful deaths every day. According to the Centers for Disease Control, unintentional injuries are the leading cause of death for individuals between the ages of infancy to 44-years-old.
One of the characteristics of trucks on roads in Texas is that much of the time they are there for commercial purposes. The driver of the truck is frequently behind the wheel as part of his or her responsibility to someone else, and not for a personal reason.