One person is dead after her vehicle crashed into a dump truck on Highway 90 earlier this week, according to reports from the Bexar County Sheriff’s Office. The crash occurred around 8 a.m. Wednesday morning near Pioneer Estates on the far west side of the county.
The BSCO indicated that the woman was driving westbound in her SUV when the dump truck turned onto Highway 90 westbound in front of her. The SUV collided with the back of the dump truck, and the woman was ejected from her vehicle and killed, the BCSO said. The investigation into the crash continues, and the woman’s name and age were not released by authorities as of this writing.
Establishing Liability for Fatal Truck Accidents
While it is not clear exactly what caused this particular crash, it is certainly possible to imagine a scenario in which a large truck joins the flow of traffic in a dangerous manner. For example, if you are driving along and a truck turns out onto the road in front of you, the truck will likely take some time to get up to the speed of the surrounding traffic. If you do not slow quickly enough, you could easily find yourself colliding with the back of the truck. In such a scenario, the truck driver could be to blame for not yielding the right of way to the flow of traffic.
Unfortunately, proving that the truck driver did not yield properly could be quite difficult. Doing so is likely to require input from eyewitnesses and a careful examination of the physical evidence at the scene. An accident reconstruction specialist might also be needed to determine exactly what happened and why.
You Are Not Alone
If you have recently lost a loved one in a fatal truck accident, you might feel the deck is stacked against you. Trucking companies and their insurance carriers are notoriously difficult to work with, especially when it comes to accepting responsibility for fatal crashes. For this reason, it is critical to work closely with a skilled truck crash lawyer. Your lawyer will work hard to uncover the truth about what happened and to hold the negligent party or parties fully accountable.
Contact a Bexar County Personal Injury Attorney
To learn more about securing compensation for surviving loved ones after a fatal truck crash in Texas, contact a New Braunfels truck wreck lawyer at The Bettersworth Law Firm. Call 830-606-0404 to schedule a free consultation and case review with a member of our team today. We are committed to helping you obtain the best possible outcome for your unique situation.