Blog Image

Fiery 18-Wheeler Accident Send One Person to Hospital

A Stretch of Highway 71 near Brady, TX became the scene of an 18-wheeler accident the set the truck ablaze and sent one person to the hospital on April 30th. At approximately 10 in the morning, the Brady fire and EMS arrived to help at the truck accident.  While not many details have been given regarding the accident, an article by San Angelo Live stated that a passenger vehicle collided head on with a semi-truck. When EMS first arrived, the driver of the truck was outside watching it as it was consumed in flames. the driver of the car was incapacitated by injuries and trapped inside the vehicle. The driver was removed from the car and taken to the Heart of Texas hospital. According to authorities, another wreck occurred in the same area about 4 hours later but no one was injured. 

Commercial Truck Accidents

While this story doesn’t shed much light on why the two vehicles hit head on, it does show that accidents with a big rig can be very dangerous. These giant vehicles have a lot of force behind them and they can cause massive and potentially fatal damage. Catastrophic injuries can leave a family torn apart and wondering how they will get by like before the accident. In one quick moment, your entire life can change. Survivors of these massive accidents can find themselves unable to care for themselves  for extended periods and possibly for the rest of their lives. You may end up in a situation where you don’t know how you are going to make ends meet. This is why it is important to speak with an experienced 18-wheeler accident attorney if you’ve been in a wreck. In the end, the trucking company who hired the driver may be more concerned with saving money that doing what is right. 

Commercial Truck Injury Lawyer in Abilene

If a careless truck driver’s actions have left you or your loved ones suffering because of injuries, you may be able to seek compensation for your pain and suffering. These large trucking companies will most likely have a team of lawyers on their side trying to mitigate how much they have to pay in damages and compensation. The Galbreath Law Firm will be by your side fighting against them for what is fair for you and your family. Contact us for a free consultation today. Let us discuss your situation and see how we can best help you!