The experienced truck wreck attorneys at The Button Law Firm fought hard to secure a settlement to help a woman heal and move forward after she was seriously injured in a car accident.
In the summer of 2018, a woman was at a complete stop in her car when a semi-truck slammed into her. The great force from the hit pushed her car into a the vehicle that was stopped in front of her.
An investigation revealed that the truck driver was reckless, operating the tractor-trailer without closely watching the road, speeding, and traveling too close to the vehicles around his truck. Further findings discovered the driver was not qualified to be operating the powerful vehicle due to his history of several dangerous roadway infractions.
What Damages Did Our Client Collect from the Accident Caused by a Semi truck?
As you can imagine, our client was seriously injured and accumulated costly medical bills after her stopped vehicle was struck by the semi truck traveling at a fast speed. On the scene, EMS treated her for head and neck pain, as her body had been thrown forward by the impact and then jarred backward into the headrest.
Following the accident, a doctor treated her for:
- Bruising caused by her seat belt
- Constant head pain, including debilitating headaches that caused vertigo and dizziness
- Pain in her neck
- Pressure in her temples
Our client also needed intensive physical therapy, electrical stimulation, and neuro-muscular reeducation to address her ongoing injuries from the accident, including:
- Impaired cervical range of motion
- Impaired upper extremity strength
- Muscle spasms
- Neck pain
In addition to her physical injuries, our client’s quality of life was greatly altered by the accident. She began to feel like a prisoner of her injuries, as she was forced to stay home and was no longer able to meet with friends or remain active in her community, which made her depressed. She relived the traumatic experience of the accident each time it was necessary to travel by car. And she was no longer able to continue her hobby as an avid hiker.
How Could the Trucking Company Have Prevented This Serious Car Accident?
Trucking companies are responsible for hiring qualified drivers who abide by the law while operating 26,000-pound vehicles. According to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), when a truck crash occurs, it is often caused by driver behavior, be it driver fatigue, driver distraction, an impaired driver, or an unqualified driver.
In this case, the driver who was responsible for the accident was distracted and unqualified. Had the trucking company conducted a background check, it would have discovered that this driver had no business operating such a large vehicle on the road. The driver had several citations for negligent driving, including several speeding infractions, improper pausing, reckless driving, following too close to others, and aiding and abetting with racing on the roadway. Some of these same behaviors caused the accident that seriously injured our client.
Schedule a Free Consultation with the Texas Trucking Accident Lawyers at The Button Law Firm After a Serious Truck Wreck
If you or your child is seriously injured in a car wreck involving a commercial vehicle or 18-wheeler, contact our knowledgeable personal injury attorneys at The Button Law Firm. With attorneys in Dallas, Houston, and Midland, we will listen to you, assess the situation, and fight to hold negligent drivers accountable. We strive to make roadways and communities safer across the Lone Star State by fighting for our clients. Our attorneys at The Button Law Firm are recognized on the prestigious Texas Super Lawyers list, and we can help guide you after a traumatizing incident like a serious auto accident. We work on contingency, meaning we don’t charge you or collect any upfront fees to get started on your case. Call us at 214-699-4409 or fill out a contact form for a free consultation.