A collision can take place at any given moment, and the fallout of a crash could have a significant impact on the safety of everyone involved. The situation could be even more dire when commercial vehicles are present, as these incidents run a higher risk of leaving those involved with serious or life-altering injuries. A recent truck accident in Texas has reportedly claimed the life of a 43-year-old man.
According to reports, the accident occurred as the man was entering an intersection while traveling northbound on a recent Thursday. Upon entering the intersection, his vehicle suddenly collided with the trailer of a nearby commercial vehicle. Law enforcement agents have advised that an investigation into the crash indicated that the driver of the tractor-trailer failed to adhere to a stop sign prior to entering the intersection.
Authorities have also advised that the driver of the car was pronounced dead at the scene of the crash. Although an investigation is currently underway, no further information was provided as to why the driver of the tractor-trailer might have failed to stop and yield the right-of-way. Accidents involving similar circumstances run the risk of leaving other drivers with permanent injuries or, in some cases, leaving family members to mourn over an untimely loss.
Families who lose a loved one in a truck accident may wish to pursue accountability through the civil justice system, but they might need guidance in navigating the process. Following the crash, the family of the victim could choose to retain the services of an attorney for advice on the best course of action with which to proceed. An attorney can examine the incident thoroughly and assist a client in Texas in pursuing the full amount of compensation entitled through a claim against the party or parties deemed responsible.