Tragically, a semi-truck carrying supplies to help victims of Hurricane Harvey on the Gulf Coast crashed, killing two people. According to the Dallas County Sheriff’s Office, the accident happened when a car collided almost head-on with the truck as it was headed southbound on 1-45 south of Wilmer.
The semi-truck caught fire, and two people in the vehicle died. The truck driver was not seriously hurt. Firefighters tried to salvage some of the supplies from the semi-truck, but it is unclear how much they were able to save because of the fire.
Hurricane Harvey has devastated south Texas, and it’s unknown how many personal injury claims will arise as a direct result of the hurricane. Typically, in order to make a personal injury claim, the plaintiff must be able to prove that the other party committed negligence, which means that the party failed to use reasonable care. The plaintiff must also be able to show that the defendant owed the plaintiff a duty of care. Finally, the plaintiff must prove that the defendant’s wrongful actions were a direct cause of the plaintiff’s injuries.
If you have been involved in an accident caused by the negligence of another party, and you suffered serious injuries or property damage, you should speak to an attorney. It’s likely that the insurance company will encourage you to take a settlement quickly in order to give you a lesser amount of money that you are owed. In some cases, the plaintiff may be very tempted because of a need for the cash, and a lack of understanding about the amount the case is worth.
If you have been injured in the Dallas-Fort Worth area as a result of another party’s negligence, you should speak to an attorney. Call the personal injury attorneys at the Barber Law Firm at 972-382-9630. We can help. Call today to learn more or to schedule a free consultation on your case.