Authorities say four people have died in a Texas semi accident after their vehicle became entangled with a tractor-trailer carrying lumber. A pregnant woman and two children are among the victims, Texas trucking accident attorneys note.
If you or a loved one has been in an accident involving a semi truck, contact Attorney Group for Texas today to learn more about your options. We can answer your questions in a free, confidential, no-obligation consultation. If you decide to pursue a claim, we can connect you with an affiliated trucking accident lawyer.
Pregnant Woman And Two Children Among The Victims
According to nwaonline.com, authorities are still investigating the fiery crash that occurred on September 5, 2015, on a Dallas overpass. A spokesperson for the Dallas County sheriff’s office said the two vehicles became entangled resulting in the gas tanks on the tractor-trailer exploding, causing a large fire.
Two adults, including a pregnant woman, and two children died in the wreck. The driver of the semi truck escaped unharmed, the website reported.
Injured Drivers or Passengers May Be Entitled to Compensation
Trucking 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, fatal accidents 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 semi truck accidents may be entitled to compensation for damages resulting from their injuries, including:
- Medical expenses
- Loss of income or ability to work
- Pain, suffering, and mental anguish resulting from an injury
If a driver or passenger is killed in a semi truck accident, his or her family members may be able to pursue compensation for the wrongful death of their loved one. Wrongful death damages can include:
- Mental anguish, and pain and suffering from the loss of a loved one
- Loss of relationship or financial support of a loved one
- Funeral expenses
- Conscious pain and suffering or a loved one prior to death
People who have been injured in a trucking accident are advised to seek a qualified semi truck accident attorney to help them protect their legal rights.
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If you have been injured, or a loved one killed in a semi truck accident, contact Attorney Group for Texas to learn more about your options. You can fill out the form on this page, call us at the number listed at the top of the page, or email us at [email protected].
When you contact us, an attorney will follow up with you to speak with you about your case or answer questions that you might have. There is no cost or obligation to speak with us, and any information you provide will be kept confidential.
Please note that the law limits the time you have to pursue a claim for an injury. If you think you have a case, you should not delay taking action.
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