The driver of a white Mercury Marquis was seriously injured following a recent intersection collision at Walnut Street and State Highway 35.
According to police reports, the accident occurred at 8 p.m. and firefighters from Pearland fire station were called to the scene to extricate the victim who was trapped. He was later rushed to the Memorial Hermann Hospital in Houston for further treatment.
A witness recalled seeing the truck driver, who suffered no apparent injuries, driving through the red light at the intersection before the crash occurred. Further investigations found no evidence of alcohol or drugs as possible factors in the incident.
Truck Accidents in Houston, Texas
According to the statistics released by NHTSA, Texas is one of the leading states when it comes to car accidents involving commercial trucks. Back in 2012, over 104,000 truck-crash injuries were reported. Out of this, 73% of those killed were occupants of other vehicles.
These statistics indicate that drivers in other vehicles are twice as likely to be injured compared to truck drivers.
Damages in Truck Accident Cases
Truck accidents may result in spine damage, nerve damage, broken ribs, and damage to your neck. Some injuries may not be visible immediately, but may arise later and cause serious pain and suffering.
At Charles J. Argento, we have a team available to guide you as to how best to seek medical treatment that will ensure that injuries you are unaware of are properly identified and cared for.
Filing a Truck-Accident Lawsuit
If you’ve been involved in a truck accident in this state, the first step is to get appropriate medical treatment from a Texas hospital or qualified medical practitioner. You can also get in touch with your insurance provider to find out if the medical treatment you’ll receive is covered under their policy.
The next step is to find an experienced personal injury attorney to start the financial recovery process. Houston’s truck accidents often occur as a result of improper driver training, negligence, lack of maintenance, and driver fatigue.
Most of these cases can be complicated and strenuous to manage. However, at Charles J. Argento, we have a team of qualified and experienced attorneys available to offer you legal advice on the best way forward. We research accident cases and collect any vital information needed to win your case.
Have you or your loved one been hit by a truck? Contact us today at (713) 225-5050 to schedule a free and confidential consultation. We will assess your case and advise you on your next steps.