A truck crash often leads to catastrophic outcomes. Because of a truck's massive size and equally large cargo, a truck accident can cause extensive property damage, debilitating injuries and even fatality. A 41-year-old woman was fortunate enough to escape with her life after being involved in a truck accident in Texas. However, she suffered serious injuries and filed a personal injury lawsuit to hold the driver liable. A Texas jury recently ruled in her favor.
The incident occurred in Weatherford, an hour west of Dallas, Texas, nearly three years ago. The woman was traveling the interstate highway when her vehicle was rear-ended by a tractor-trailer. According to the woman's attorney, the truck was traveling at a high rate of speed and woman was seriously injured in the accident.
Reportedly, this was the driver's third rear-end collision. The jury awarded the woman more than $4 million in damages with amounts for punitive damages, impairment and a substantial amount to cover previous and future medical expenses.
A Dallas, Texas, resident injured in a truck accident can follow this victim's example and file a personal injury lawsuit. Victims suffer physical injuries and emotional trauma after an accident and they also risk losing their income if injury leaves them unable to work. Providing for their families and paying for the medical expenses will be problematic without additional compensation.
A legal action, besides holding a negligent party legally accountable, can address such concerns since it can result in monetary awards for victims. A Dallas personal injury professional can help victims filing a legal action.
Source: truckinginfo.com, "$4.1 Verdict Against R& L Carriers in Texas Crash," April 28, 2014