Everything is bigger in Texas, as the old saying goes. Unfortunately, this may not always be a good thing, especially when it applies to truck accidents. A recent crash resulted in death and injury to many people.
The ordeal began when a semi-truck, which had just made its way through an overpass, approached a snarl that had caused traffic to slow. The driver did not stop in time and slammed into the vehicle directly in front. That vehicle crashed into another, and a chain reaction situation unfolded. The truck driver lost control entirely and bounced across lanes before overturning and spilling cargo on the road.
When the dust settles, it became apparent that the destruction was severe. One person was killed, and at least seven others were injured. The condition of some of the survivors is not yet known. An investigation indicates the truck driver was at fault.
Texas residents may not know how to react in the wake of truck accidents. Victims and their families may have to contend with medical bills, funeral expenses, and other serious matters. In these cases, a compassionate attorney can step in and provide assistance. An attorney can help a victim bring the errant driver to justice in a court of law, and help a victim collect any monetary damages to which he or she may be entitled. Monetary compensation awarded by the court can help cover the expenses victims must face as the result of an accident he or she did not cause.