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Truck Accidents Have Potential for High Casualty Numbers

Texas drivers are likely no strangers to driving in close proximity to large trucks. One of the largest states in the nation, highways criss-cross the Lone Star State as part of a nationwide network of shipping routes. Though truck drivers are trained to do their best to avoid crashes, truck accidents often lead to a higher number of serious injury or death, due to the large size of the vehicles involved. 

Recently, a large truck became ensnared in an accident that included a total of eight vehicles. Though the initial cause of the pileup is still under investigation, but investigators expect a final report to take days to assemble. One of the small cars involved in the crash was carrying a Texas woman and her three young children. 

After the initial crash, the woman's vehicle burst into flames, along with a pickup truck that was also involved. Three other passengers in the woman's vehicle survived, but remain hospitalized with serious injuries. The community was shocked by the sudden loss, and the children's school is encouraging other students to seek counseling as they come to terms with the untimely loss. 

When truck accidents result in serious injury and death, victims and their families may be overwhelmed. They may have to deal with medical bills, funeral expenses, property damage, and possible legal cases. When victims are already suffering, this may be a daunting task. An experienced attorney may be able to help address legal issues while a family takes time to mourn their loss.