According to kltv.com, a major motor vehicle crash occurred just after 1:00 in the afternoon on May 4, 2012 in Panola County Texas. Apparently, an 18-wheeler and a pick-up crashed on US 59, South of Carthage. The big-rig was carrying a load of 2×4 pieces of wood and, upon impact, the wood spread over the highway. It is currently unclear as to whether the drivers of the vehicle had life threatening injuries, but two medical helicopters immediately arrived at the scene.
According to a report released by the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) www.ntsb.gov , Texas has a higher rate of wrecks involving 18-wheelers, big rigs, semi-trucks, and other commercial vehicles than 49 other states. Some of the reasons for this disparity include size of Texas, the number of freeways and highways in Texas, the long stretches of highways in the state and the ever changing Texas weather conditions.
If you just received news that a loved one has been severely injured or has died on a Comal County Texas highway, not only are you grieving, but you are faced with many other loose ends that need to be tied up. Although a lawsuit may not be on your mind, be aware that Texas, like all states, has a statute of limitations in which any potential wrongful death lawsuit can be brought.
Additionally, often, someone injured in a truck wreck may need long-term medical care which can be costly. If you need immediate legal advice regarding how to handle such a situation, contact a top New Braunfels truck wreck attorney that has experience representing Texas truck accident victims and their families.